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Is duolingo real tool for learning?

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Hey, I am learning dutch. When i will finish duolingo dutch TREE, will I be able to speak in minimum easy conversations?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/stephapus
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I'm not sure where I read this, but apparently Duolingo brings you up to A2/B1 fluency by the time you complete the tree (to which I can attest to, as by finishing the German tree, I was fully prepared for my first year of university's German course which brought my fluency to B1 level. However, I felt that Duolingo had much better explanations and notes than my actual class, haha! I also felt that Duolingo covered more material than my class did.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephapus
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But of course, speaking is a little bit of a different story than writing/reading/listening. I believe that if you practice even for just a while or if you know how to pronounce things and string your sentences together fairly easily, that you will be able to hold an easy conversation by the time you're done your tree! Good luck with it :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF
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The truth is, it all depends. Some people will work through a tree and never repeat any material and might not remember a whole lot, but still they have "finished" the tree. Other people may only do one or two new little lessons a day and re-do a bunch of old ones over and over until they know the words and sentences down cold.

I would think that an average person who has worked slowly and carefully through the tree and has repeated the lessons enough to really be able to easily recall the material should be able to carry on a basic conversation without too much difficulty.

Of course, not everyone has the same memory ability or the same speaking skills, so your question is impossible to accurately answer.

(For example, some people become so nervous trying to speak a second language they make mistakes that belie their knowledge of the language.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eagleartillery1

Yeah you can!! It'll give a basic knowledge, help you lay a foundation on the language and help you to make sentences since it'll teach you some grammatical rules as well on the "tips and notes" section.

So yeah, it's a REAL tool for learning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

How well you can converse depends on how fast you go through the tree. I'll probably be finished it in under 40 days, but I'll probably have learned less than someone who reviews a lot and finishes it in 80.

Also, the tips and notes (available on the desktop) are vital. You can also go to http://www.dutchgrammar.com/ to learn everything there is to know about grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and so on.

I'd also recommend Quizlet for flashcards. Yes, Duolingo is a real tool, but it's an even better tool if it's combined with other tools. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thenick.
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I have been learning Dutch for a few months now, and I am about to finish the tree. I find it fairly easy to understand and translate sentences but for me personally it can be a bit tougher to hold a conversation with someone. But I believe that if I keep practicing, it will eventually become easier and I hope the same for you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akshan
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I am not sure) Audio of many courses is really terrible and there is no any Tips on pronunciation. Also grammar rules are not well explained... So this is a good tool to learn phrases (sometimes very strange ones..), words and work on your ability to understand a language in common, but I am not sure that one can get a good level of a language with DL only =) But maybe it works for Esperanto :-)

2 years ago