Is anyone aware of an initiative like Duolingo but then without the ads? I really like the app, but I really dislike paying €7,33 a month or watching an ad after every single lesson..
Otherwise, is anyone willing to set up a non-profit for learning languages? :P
Oooh nice! I immediately suggested /e/ to add it to their app store :D Will try it!
@Erik there used to be a lot of great websites for this when I was a high school student, but then Rosetta Stone bought and shut down *all* of them 😢
@Erik 50languages has ads, only perhaps less intrusive.
@Erik I don't have an alternative unfortunately but I may have a workaround for DuoLingo: at the time when I used it, you could use Blokada to block DuoLingo's requests to the ad server.
The app was still working perfectly with zero ads.
Wow that seems to work! I have not heard of Blokada before, thanks! Any idea how it works? It sets up a VPN so apparently it does send your data somewhere?
@Erik it checks all requests and blocks some based on a list.
It is available on F-droid, is open-source, and well known, so it should be safe, but I cannot guarantee anything, I never checked it myself
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