I know that there are plenty of posts like this....
i know that lots of people say 'this helped me so much!' or 'i got an A on my (insert language here) test!' however, this did dramatically help me. i did french for 3 years, but it was at a kindergarten level, so no putting together sentences, etc. the one good thing is that i could count to 100. then i stopped that class and didn't really do french for two years. started up french again this school year. first semester was at a kindergarten level, but we put together sentences. then my friends introduced me to Duolingo. now that this semester we are doing a workbook from 3rd to 8th grade level, i needed this a lot more. i've found that i don't retain as much information from the workbook, but from this, i can easily remember words (still working on sentences) and enjoy this a LOT more. Thank you Duolingo for making a site that helps me learn.
i like Duolingo too, it makes it go sorta into game format so it is easier to learn, you do not feel that it is boring... it is very fun.