I downloaded the Duolingo app right after I booked my ticket to Buenos Aires. I really wanted to be able to say more than four words in Spanish when I got there, and I had heard it is a good tool to kickstart language learning. Because it works offline I could continue to use it in Argentina, though it is finicky and much better when running through an Internet connection.
It turns out that Duolingo is the best thing ever and gives me a heretofore unfelt appreciation for my smartphone. Continue reading