https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michisjourdi

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.

January 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jacobras

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.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ballahstatus

The following Ted talk with the creator. Amazing, best Ted talk i have scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQl6jUjFjp4

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michisjourdi

I will check it out!

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KovacevicNik

Google Chrome did, or that chrome shop where you get the apps and stuff...

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dyjon.scotland

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.

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michisjourdi

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!

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cavakun

The Luis von Ahn's Ted Talk about recaptcha and Duolingo!

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azuzin

oh reddit

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rift

It was introduced to me by a friend, and I was immediately addicted

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barbeito
January 19, 2013
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