Duolingo is an Oasis
I thought I would learn German and purchased a Book year ago. It is "Collins Easy Learning Complete German".
As I know nothing about the language, I thought I hardly finished reading the first few pages.
Got this App now and It is much helpful for me. Spending a few hours on the app and referring the book for a procedural learning may help me.
I curious to know other experiences too :)
I tried learning french with Pimsleur. It was ok but I felt like I was just mimicking what the people said and not actually learning anything.
Duolingo is an amazingly designed, community-oriented, friendly, easy to use place with an amazing iPhone app and a lot of content. For free. Wow.