100 Days of Duolingo's French!
Hey all! I just finished the French track of Duolingo and I'm now on my 100-day streak! Yay! It's a personal best for me and it's probably the longest I've every committed to learning anything on my own.
Anyway, just wanted to post my success and maybe encourage all those struggling to just keep with it. When it starts to become part of your daily routine, you just end up doing it--and after you hit the 30 or so day streak, you'll feel so bad about losing that much of a streak that you're just going to force yourself to keep going!
I just did a minimum of 50xp every day for 100 days and here I am! This is really an amazing app!
Awesome, man. Great job.
So, was it worth it after all? Do you feel like you can already speak face to face with an native French speaker?
Merci beaucoup! Oui, ca valait le coup! Mais, non, je ne capable pas parler avec en citoyen francais, pour example.
Yes, definitely worth it! I'm able to understand my French friends using context clues and by listening intently but I still can't talk to them in a long conversation. Baby steps, though. I'll learn eventually! :)
Oh, I see. Better than nothing, huh? French is also on my list. After finishing English, I will dedicate full time for learning it.
Hah, Duolingo is one of the best things on internet, isn't it?
Yay! You must have worked hard getting that determination and patience! Great job!
Not as hard as I should have but yes, still very proud! Merci beaucoup pour votre encouragement!
Congrats! What is next in your language studies? Do you feel like you have a strong grasp of French now or do you think you couldn't quite hold a conversation yet?
Merci, Nates! I'm planning on learning either Swedish (I'm applying for a job in a Swedish company) or picking up where I left off with my Spanish.
I think I now have a mediocre grasp of French and can understand my French speaking friends by catching some words and through context clues but I definitely cannot hold a prolonged conversation with a native speaker. I've found that Duolingo primarily teaches you vocabulary. I can't conjugate as well as I would be able to, in say, English or in my native tongue even if I know the words..
I'm hoping to be able to enroll at the Alliance Française when I have the money. I think that will push me to true fluency.
Bravo ! Un très beau parcours encourageant :) Mon objectif et de continuer ma série (qui est actuellement de 14 jours) pendant 365 jours !
Congrats! My objective is to continue my daily streak until I reach level 25. I have no idea how many days that will be, but I don't want to lose the streak!
How do you get to level 25? I went through the entire tree and I'm at level 11. What do you do when you finish the tree?
You can get experience from Immersion - I do not have the Immersion button, unfortunately. I just keep doing daily exercises. At first (around lvl 18) I thought they were just too repetitive. However, I've noticed that I still make many little errors, and I think the repetition, repetition, repetition is still helping me. I think Duolingo still challenges me sometimes with phrases I did not previously know. I use Timed Practice to earn more points per session. So, you can add other sites to your routine, such as Lingvist, Memrise, etc. and you can continue repetition/daily practice with Duolingo.
I know right? Once I hit my 30-day streak I just felt so bad about losing the streak that no matter how tired or not in the mood I was, I basically just kept pushing myself to just reach my 50XP daily minimum!
Bon travail pour votre effort avec votre études!
Not really. I would rank it as mediocre. I'm able to understand my French friends using context clues and by listening intently but I still can't talk to them in a long conversation. Baby steps, though. I'll learn eventually! :)
I used to speak French decently (was a high school exchange student), but I let it go as I learned Spanish which I use every day at work. I wanted to brush up on my French as I use it from time to time for work. I went through the tree in 13 days. Is there anything left for me on Duolingo in French? Alternatively, any other free resources for brushing up on French?
I found a podcast last year called Coffee Break French that I like a lot! Each lesson is around 20 min long, designed for snatching lessons between busy schedules. Season 1 is super basic, and the difficulty goes up from there. I listened to random lessons in each season to find the right difficulty level, and it worked great to refresh my rusty memory and learn plenty of new things. I highly recommend it!
They have several other languages too!
Bon travail! I also rushed the last 20 lessons when I saw that I could finish in time for my 100-day streak. There are many, many resources here on Duolingo's forums that will take you deeper than the vocabulary practice of the main app. Just take a look around.
I also found the resources at reddit very useful:
Bon chance avec votre etudes!
Can any of you guys help me to add a leaderboard back? I had it with my other friends in my class before but now it disappeared, any idea of how to get it back?
I'm just starting out on French and I'm doing 70 xp a day and this post is already motivating me more to learn this great language!
enfin comme maintenant tu parles francais tu sais ce que je dis bien sur. Mais quand meme,c bien. BRAVO
Congrats, i'm almost there too (again). This month I am on 3127 XP, so that is also a little over 100 an average a day.
I am moderator of a French club on Duolingo and we need some serious members who are interested in interacting with other learners.
The rules that I have set for the club are:<pre>
all members must do the daily Duolingo exercises in the club; your Duolingo level is not as important as your level of commitment to learning; all members must have a goal of at least 30 XP per day; all members should be working on a "streak"; miss a day or two and you’re okay; miss a week and you’re gone! comments and responses should be in complete sentences! comments and responses should NOT be single words!</pre>
If you're interested in joining, and willing to commit to following the rules and having fun while learning, the Club Code is 6M85B5 .