100 Days of French!
Bonjour tout le monde!
I am really proud of myself today because I have done French for 100 consecutive days! Folks, Duolingo works! My French has improved light years in the last 100 days, I have improved my progress tests from 1.0 to 4.7, and I have gone from Translation tier 1 to tier 5! I have the help of an Awesome French Penpal from Conversation Exchange, and I found a meetup group of Francophiles near my town. I really feel like the next 100 days of Duolingo will improve my French just as much as the last 100 days did. I remember when I first started on Duolingo, seeing people who were level 20 and had extended streaks, 60 days seemed daunting at the time. I remember thinking, "How the hell do they do that?" Well, Now I'm that guy, and I hope I help some Newbie with this post.
Work hard, keep it fun, make mistakes, and give yourself a break! Learn to speak well, not perfectly. Merci beaucoup!
I think what I meant by give yourself a break was more to be patient with yourself when you don't do things perfectly, however it is also important to give yourself a break from the work. Sometimes I purposely get only enough XP to extend my streak and then call it a day. So I guess "Give yourself a break has two meanings in this case."
Great to read your post. My goal is to be like you. I live in a bilingual community, and my girlfriend's family is French Canadian, so learning to speak french is important to me. Thanks to the Duolingo, I know more french than I ever have, so I'll continue working. THEN, when I stop procrastinating, I'll speak Franglais (french with english) in the house.