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Hi Duolingo community. I'm sorry, but this will be a little long. To start off, I've always wanted to learn a new language and I think what Duolingo is doing is amazing. I want to learn more languages but am unsure of where to start and how to go about doing this. Obviously I have been using Duolingo, but I am unsure about the best way to use it to get the most effectiveness out of it as well as work at a fast enough pace to where I am learning the language at a reasonable speed. I also want to know how much one is able to get out of duolingo. On one hand, I have heard success stories of people using the target language immediately and communicating with natives effectively. On the other hand, I hear that some people gain only the basic roots to the language. I would like some knowledge to this. I am not in a position to go and mad out polyglot and buy a ton of books, but I would like a structured solution that can fit. So basically I have three questions.
1. What is the best way to navigate and study a Duolingo course? 2. How effective is Duolingo towards a mastery level? 3. Given that I am not in a position to spend money on heaps of resources, what is a good move during/after a Duolingo course completion?
I know there is a lot of questions that I have here, but I hope that these questions can also help the community here. Thank you.

4 years ago

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Check out these excellent community created sites. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1352379 http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1278938
Some answers and observations. I find Duo an excellent way to learn. And a little motherly advice it seems you have started 5 languages at once. If you don't find it confusing my hat is off to you. Or you might want to progress in one before reintroducing other.

4 years ago

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Oh, and you don't have to buy books (save your money and the trees) the internet has loads of sites teaching languages.

4 years ago

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What sites do you recommend to gaining a fluency?

4 years ago

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