Duolingo teaches languages and translates the web
Duolingo is a new free language education website, currently available for testing in Spanish, French and German.
Its slick website contains a community for language learners and free lessons. These lessons are the combination of images with their foreign language words and quick translation prompts. Even including a speaker of the language pronouncing words. For example, in the first Spanish lesson, Duolingo takes users through two words, boy and girl, then asks the user to translate “soy un niño [I am a boy]”.
One of the most exciting catch-points of Duolingo is that it will help to translate actual websites. Users are given collected snippets of websites and asks them to translate the phrases, for example from Wikipedia articles. Duolingo compares your translation to others and allows you to rate and view the best translations.
The service is currently in private beta.