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Using Duolingo concurrently with (high) school

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If you are using Duolingo while studying at high school, too, what has been the outcome of practicing on Duolingo?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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I'm not using Duolingo while studying at high school, but I can promise you that studying on Duolingo is more effective than anything you'll ever do in high school. I had 4 years of French in high school, but when I went to Paris once I couldn't even properly order food or answer when somebody asked me for the way ( let alone have a conversation ). Now, after a few weeks of French revision with Duolingo I feel like I have a way better grasp of the language than after high school.

Also, I recently finished the Spanish tree. While I definitely need more listening and speaking practice, and some other way to supplement Spanish learning outside of Duolingo, I am amazed by how much Spanish I can actually speak and understand now. With not too much effort, I can read a newspaper article and talk about it with a native speaker. This is something that wasn't even remotely possible for me after 4 years of French in high school. So, I'm all happy and looking forward to learn many many more languages here :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

i'm not even done with my spanish tree yet, and I can hold small conversations with my relatives. And I only took french in high school! I can't wait to finish the tree and see what else I know. Duolingo is truly a great resource.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
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I'm actually doing Duolingo with high school, so here's some experience: If you are quick at your own pace and are able to retain the knowledge that you have learned, then Duolingo is just as good, and possibly better. It gives you more vocabulary. And while it does very well with the grammar, I encourage you to use your teacher as a resource for that.

So, in short, you will be able to move at your own pace, which will probably be quicker than a class setting, but be careful about how fast you go and be sure to practice.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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At my university, they said that 1 term of university/college foreign language was roughly equivalent of 1 year of high school foreign language courses. So, I would imagine that DL is going to be very helpful for folks in highschool who have a chance to get ahead, depending on how much daily time and effort someone puts in here at DL (and if it suits their learning style and abilities.)

4 years ago