Thank you Duolingo!
Coming into this month, I had never learned or taken French. I started taking lessons through Duolingo and very intently observing and analyzing the explanations before each section. Already being able to speak Spanish coupled with the incredible lessons provided by Duolingo enabled me to test out of two semesters of French and place into third semester French at my university. It just really goes to show that if you put in the time and effort on this incredible app/website, it will help you tremendously. Merci Duolingo!