Duolingo is a website which you can use not only for English Learning but for a variety of different other languages. This platform uses Gamification in order to give the users an entertaining and dynamic experience. You can follow your progress by getting badges and points after each session.
Duolingo adapt itself depending on the current level you have of the language you are learning. It is totally free and it has very friendly features and instructions in your mother tongue that encourage you to keep learning.
How might you use it to foster language learning? Think about your target audience.
It may encourage students to have an autonomous learning since Duolingo simplify the second language acquisition. Duolingo not only focuses its attention on reading or writing skills but with listening and speaking too. The evaluations and the activities are audio-visual supported in order to help the learner to improve the four English skills.
What limitations can you see with the use of this technology for the purposes of language learning?
There is no a limitation besides the obvious access to internet needed. This tool show you through the entire program or course your progress and your achievements encouraging you to keep training your new language.