What brought you to Duolingo?
I know how I found out about Duolingo but I am wondering about how others got here.
I was browsing the forums on Memrise and someone asked what a good way to teach a language to a child was. Someone suggested Duolingo so I looked it up (even though I'm not a child) and here I am!
So, how did you arrive at Duolingo? Do you recommend it to friends? Why or why not?
I recommend it because it's been the easiest way for me to develop grammar skills and it's really easy to use.
I also found it in the Memrise forums ;-) Memrise is great for learning words, but I prefer Duolingo because it focuses more on sentences and actually speaking the language instead of only knowing a lot of words.
I recommend it to everybody who wants to learn a language. I already had a (French) grammar book which I'm using next to Duolingo. I think for new users a great way to learn a language is by using Duolingo and then looking up stuff in a grammar book - it helps explaining things for me.
I've been looking for something like Duolingo for a long time. I just happened to be on facebook when a friend of mine was having a conversation back and forth on Facebook and "her" friend suggested this site so I thought .. why not. I'll give it a try. I'm so happy that I did. I've been addicted to it ever since. So I guess I can say I heard about it through "word of mouth" via facebook .
I honestly have learned more french on duolingo than in a semester sitting in a french class. I'm a french major in college so I'm shocked at the amount I've been able to learn in a few weeks.
It really is amazing how fast you can learn with Duolingo. I recently took a Spanish placement test and placed advanced in nouns and intermediate in everything else. I never scored that high before taking Duolingo. It was a great feeling.
And it's amazing what things you can come to find through word of mouth!