_duolingo_logoScreencap: Fionna Agomuoh/Business InsiderMany often count learning a new language among their New Year’s resolutions, and given how we live in the digital age, many require an app for such a task. 

Enter Duolingo. The platform is one of the most popular language-learning apps in the world with 23 languages available and several more in the works. 

After getting several recommendations to use Duolingo for learning a language, I embarked on teaching myself French in 2016. Just over one year later, I may not be a master at French, but I’ve learned a lot about the language, and the app itself.

Here’s a bit about my experience with Duolingo and some advice on how to tackle learning a new language using the app.