Duolingo introduces chatbots to help iPhone users learn a foreign language

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There are many ways to try to learn a new language, ranging from audio books and text books, to software and web-based options. One learning tool that's proving popular at the moment is Duolingo, and a new feature has been introduced that helps to provide an immersive linguistic experience.

It is said that one of the best ways to learn a language is to visit the country that speaks it and surround yourself with native speakers. As this is not always possible, Duolingo's new chatbot feature could be the next best thing.

The chatbots are currently only available to iPhone users, but it gives language students the opportunity to try something that may not otherwise be available to them -- to try out their language skills on a native speaker. Well, a chatbot that speaks the language at least.

There are a few limitations to the AI-powered chatbots. As mentioned, they are only available in the iPhone version of the app, but there is also only support for three languages at the moment -- French, Spanish and German. Duolingo says that more languages will be added at some point in the future.

You can grab a copy of Duolingo from the App Store.

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