The Norwegian-English Duolingo version has been launched for tablets, mobile phones and PC. The application can be used as a fun and motivating supplement to language training for users who knows English.
The program is suitable for practising words and concepts in Norwegian, as users have to repeat and apply them many times before they are allowed to move on to a new subject. The more practise, the more points. If users do not practise regularly, they will lose points and have to revise exercises to strengthen their skills.
Users can compete with each other, with the rest of the class or with friends. They can communicate with other users; take part in competitions and network with other learners of Norwegian. There is a forum set up where users can post questions related to grammar and discuss Norwegian language matters.
The program allows teachers to set up classrooms, which learners can join as they please. Teachers have the option to use exercises adapted to the individual learner as teaching aids. All lessons include exercises on listening, speaking and translating text in writing.
Duolingo is easy to use, and free of charge and advertising. Volunteers around the world develop the courses. Due to this engagement in language learning, it might be that Norwegian versions supported by additional languages might be developed.