Hello! I have been learning Spanish for two years now in school and decided to tackle French. Knowing another language technically has been very helpful as both are quite different from English; however, verbs make me nervous. When I was learning Spanish I was constantly studying conjugations, and Duolingo doesn't seem to state every conjugation of a verb or truly differentiate between them. What's the best way to make sure that I'm learning the correct forms of verbs and am digesting them accurately? I've filled out too many conjugation forms to not be nervous about this.
We have managed that all conjugations are displayed in the stock of sentences available in the course.
However, Duolingo may not dispatch all sentences to all learners (each verb has @80 conjugation forms on average) , so you might need extra resources and personal work to make sure you have covered all conjugations.
When you hover on verbs, you should see a "conjugate" feature which will help you.
Also, there are countless sources of info on the internet, like http://french.about.com/od/grammar/fl/French-Verb-Conjugator-How-To-Conjugate-French-Verbs.htm
The best conjugator, in my opinion, is: http://la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/
As you'll know from Spanish, the best thing is just to suck it up and learn each conjugation in the tenses that you need, and then you'll only need to use the above website on occasion to clarify things. It's difficult and tedious, but the rewards are obvious and abundant :D
There are groups for french verbs and the -er is pretty easy to get, for the rest.. When I was going to classes the teacher would tell us a few verbs at a time because they had the same pattern. Now I am studying by myself, and basically just get the infinitive from duolingo and use http://www.conjugation-fr.com to get the present forms, then learn them by making a set at https://quizlet.com, where I group them either by the topic/lesson they were in, or by the pattern that they seem to follow.