https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

I just had my first conversation lesson on skype

And I did great. I consider myself an A2, I read a lot, watch a lot of french youtube with subtitles and I listen to a lot of French music but speaking is speaking and I did great for my level .

And I have been in duo for only 3 months, yay!!! I recommend hiring a private lesson, I did it on italki. I made some friends in verbling that have helped with with my French but a private lesson is so much better.

December 1, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nanyshhh

sounds so much fun! maybe i should try this my self! good job! =)

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

Do it when you feel you can understand a lot even if you can't say much!!!

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielBuke

Cool, I'm planning on hiring some private lessons through italki once I've completed the tree. Who did you use? Would you recommend them?

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

Yeah, she was great!! http://www.italki.com/teacher/2597473 I might go back to her. But practice your listening before a lot.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/toussaintlou

Glad to hear about your success, and your story will inspire others. I started writing essays in French on www.lang-8.com, and the entire process has helped me to start thinking in French. By personalizing the words, by telling a story about something meaningful to you, those words and phrases are now attached to you, making them very easy to remember.

It is also validating to have a native speaker check your grammar, spelling, verb conjugations and sentence structure. Studying corrected essays and stories prevent habits carried over from your native language.

December 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

I'll check it out

December 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

That is great. Thanks for sharing. I have been thinking about doing this, all the Youtube polyglots recommend it. I have some questions, how are you going to do it, how many times a week? Did you use a book or something or the tutor told you what to do, how does it work?

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

I go to https://www.verbling.com/community for my weekly "luck lesson". It's hard for A2 to get a good lesson sometimes since people who are more advance get in the lower leves and just talk and talk and talk. However I kind of know who is good and who is not. I would like to do italki at least once a week but if I can afford more I'd like to do it more. I don't have a book, I just memorized some basic facts about me and I also use a lot the Bravolol app. I have a mac and it read to me in French so I can practice what I want to say. I just really want to speak it.

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Thanks for your answer. I think talking is the best way to learn. In some cities there are Meetup groups to practice, maybe there is something like this in your city.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

Yes, there's one in my area and now I feel more ready to go. But using verbling community is cheaper because it's at home. But I'd like to make friends who are learning.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bluberry26

cool

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilla-HU

Wow that's great, I wish I could do that too, though I'm still a very green beginner :3 :) But I have my hopes up...

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dakrath

Thanks for sharing! Glad it went well :) Might have to give it a try myself one day.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

Do it!!!

December 2, 2015
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