Anyone wishing to learn Estonian, read this.

Estonian is the official language of Estonia, a part of the Finno-Ugric language family, and I have seen people want to learn it.

Well, there is a course on Memrise, if anyone wants to check it out.

Here it is:

Cheers, and good luck, Ocarina.

April 12, 2016


Tere! Ma olen õppinud eesti keelt juba pool aasta ja mulle väga meeldib see! Oleks nii hästi kui Duolingos oleks see keel!

April 12, 2016

Basic Course in Estonian Estonian sentences with audio and literal translations. Based on the book by Felix J. Oinas.

That's still the best book for learning Estonian, in my opinion.

I'm doing Clozemaster before going to textbooks.

April 12, 2016

It is. I also recommend (site language available in English, Estonian, and Russian) as recommended by Irusejka.

April 12, 2016


April 12, 2016

36 upvotes in 5 hours?! Wow! Thank you!


April 13, 2016

I much preferred working on the old format (i.e. with ❤️s). I'm not a confident student, but it was fun, I felt highly motivated and I was making progress. Can someone explain the rationale behind the deducting of points earned for correct answers when errors are made in answers to subsequent, unrelated questions? I know this strategy is used in other contexts (medicine, aviation), but language learning is a very different field of endeavour. Different pedagogies are required. I would happily pay to have access to the old version. Is this possible? None of this means that I'm not appreciative - so, thank you ... but I am also very frustrated and disappointed.

April 13, 2016

The system was changed to take the edge off, to eliminate the effect of losing all your progress right at the end of a lesson. It isn't taking your points away from correct answers, it is actually taking points away for incorrect ones. It remembers which phrases you consistently answer wrong and forces you to confront them.

The net result is exactly the same, you have to answer roughly 15 questions right in order to progress, it's just that instead of maxing a mistake at the end of a lesson and losing the entire lesson, you only ever get a little knock back, instead of being kicked back to the beginning. Think about it - if you get one question wrong on a quiz, does your teacher tear the paper up in front of you and tell you do do the whole thing again?

April 13, 2016

Thank you for your perspective and for taking the time to write, but my current Internet version definitely deducts points earned for correct answers when I make errors in my responses to questions that follow. For example, if I enter 5 correct answers the bar progresses to the right in 5 small increments; if I then enter 4 incorrect responses the bar retreats each time to the left until I'm left with just 1 point showing. I'm not sure what to make of our differing experiences of the technology. As to our different responses to the different formats, (The one you find frustrating and demotivating, I enjoy; whereas, the one I find frustrating and demotivating, you enjoy.), perhaps we simply have different learning styles, and it could be good if Duo users could select the format which best suits their ways of learning. This may not be realistic. Also, my apologies for locating my original comments in an inappropriate section! What was I thinking? Must have been exhausted.

April 14, 2016

Tervist, ma olen õppinud eesti keelt juba umbes viis kuu. Ma tean see kurs. Tänan. Kas saad mind aidata? Eesti keel on väga ilus, mulle meeldib eesti keelt. :)

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