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https://www.duolingo.com/amichail

Duolingo needs to invent a radical new method to teach adults grammar.

Some languages are quite complicated and I don't think implicit learning is enough for adults.

Something radically new is required.

And perhaps Duolingo should more aggressively seek ideas from adult learners in this regard.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
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You can always supplement your studies with a good grammar book, or with an online page like french.about.com With this combination you can read the articles or sections related to the duolingo unit you are practicing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Please search the discussion area, as you can see, this is a very popular discussion topic and does not need to be repeated.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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What do you mean "adult learners"? Most of the people here are adults.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Duo has millions of people learning languages, already using a 'new' approach, so it seems they may be on the right track. Their appeal is that they do not use traditional methods of teaching grammar. Do I, as an 'adult' (I think you probably mean adults over a certain age or with a certain learning style) like it? No. But I fill in the cracks in the grammar from other resources. If you and I go elsewhere and learn in a more structured setting, I doubt Duo will miss us!

Telling Duo that "something radically new is required' is like going to a extremely popular place giving away free hamburgers and demanding tuna salad on a gluten-free bun. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I.m.Geniza

I like the idea but explain more about what you mean please

4 years ago