If you’ve been wanting to learn a language but haven’t had the time to start, Duolingo, a language-learning app, can give you a good foundation to start with.

Duolingo is available on three mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. In this tutorial, you will be learning how to set up an account and use Duolingo on your Android mobile device.

However, the instructions are fairly similar or iPhone or Windows phone.

We’ll start by tapping the Play Store logo to open the app.


On the search bar at the top of the screen in the Play Store, type in “Duolingo,” press the search button on your keyboard, and tap on the result.


Press “Install.


A message will pop up explaining what permissions the app requires.  Click the drop-down arrows to learn more about why these permissions are necessary.  Press “Accept” to proceed with downloading and installing the app onto your device.


Wait for it to download and install.


Once the installation is complete, swipe down on the notification bar and press the installation notification to launch. Otherwise, search for Duolingo on your phone and press its icon. The app will launch.


If you already have an account with DuoLingo, press “I already have an account.” If not, press get started to start playing.


Those who already have an account just need to enter their username and password and they’ll be taken to where they last left off using the app.


Tomorrow, we’ll take a look at how to get started learning a new language.

~ Johnatan