https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette

What are your goals?

s-g-lafollette
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Hello, my fellow language learners! I thought it would be a great idea to tell each other what language you are learning (with or without DuoLingo.) and what you plan to do with your studies when you've completed them! I always love hearing everybody's ambitions! I'll start! I am learning French (with DuoLingo, Rosetta Stone and other resources.), and I'm going to start learning German in the spring, also (with DuoLingo.) I want to get a degree in the Romance Languages and Psychology while I'm in college. After that I plan to travel around the world, and teach English as a second language, and I will counsel the families there as well! What about you?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
Mitchell_MT
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I want to be fluent in at least 1 foreign language before the end of 2014. And also to complete my Italian tree. I'll start French when I'm done with that. However, when Russian and Dutch for English speakers come, I'll be working on those immediately!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette
s-g-lafollette
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Same here! I want to be completely fluent in a language by the end of the year as well! I din't know Duolingo was working on a Russian and Dutch! Do you know when they'll be up?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/9beylu

I just want to point out to the both of you that fluency shouldn't be your immediate goal, since true fluency can seem very daunting and can make you feel like you haven't made any progress. Also fluency is overrated in my opinion. Now I'm not here to tell you what should be your goal or not, but personally I think bringing a second language into daily use would be your best immediate goal. I'm only telling you this because I used to have fluency as my goal too and suffered because of it. Apologies if I come off as rude in any way, as that is not my intention.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette
s-g-lafollette
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No! You're not being rude. I love hearing other people's opinions!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AGirlNamedHannah

I just want to learn and know French, Like how well I know English . Then I plan to visit France ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stormclouds101

Wow! Those goals are amazing! It seems like a great idea to learn French and teach english as a second language in other parts of the world. My goals are to learn spanish fluently through duolingo and school and I want to travel to spanish speaking countries! :) Can't wait! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ntnlien94

Hello. I'm from Vietnam and I'm learning French too. My initial reason to learn French simply is that the language sounds so beautiful and charming :D Additionally, I want to be able to sing French songs and read French literature. I also want to travel to France and other European countries... A bunch of things I want to do :) But right now, the joy of learning a language is already a rewarding experience :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/s-g-lafollette
s-g-lafollette
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French is such a beautiful language! I have always loved the sound of it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Yeah true that, how long have you studied French?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ntnlien94

About 3 months, I guess :) And Doulingo is truely the most exciting language learning app ever !!!! Without it I would not be learning French now :D I think that green owl can make any language lovely :">

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
revdolphin
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Your English is wonderful. If your Vietnamese is just as good, have you considered applying to the Incubator ( http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/vi/status )? I know a number of people that are anxiously awaiting a Vietnamese course, including myself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ntnlien94

I'd love to join ! Thank you so much revdolphin :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
revdolphin
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I currently have a degree in Education and in Psychology and am pursuing a graduate degree in Bilingual and ESL Curriculum and Instruction. I teach preschool and am learning the languages of my students. Currently primarily learning Spanish, simply because it's more accessible to me with my background in Spanish, but I hope to soon switch over to Vietnamese, which has three times as many speakers in my classroom than Spanish does. I might have to cut back on my Duolingo activity when I do that and switch to Memrise and private tutors until Duo has a course in Vietnamese (though I'll continue to use Duolingo for my Spanish).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/9beylu

Well, I've been studying Japanese for years, and have begun Spanish and German this year. My goal is to speak Spanish regularly since I live in an area with large amounts of Spanish speakers, many who do not understand any other language. After that, I want to tackle Polish, Mandarin, Swedish, French, and many other languages. I've dabbled in a few of them but not to any useful extent.

I want to take courses in Japanese Language and Literature, and might major in Linguistics. Languages are the only thing I've really found a passion for ever since I was in the first grade, so making a living off them would be nice. That or I'll just hitchhike and job-hop around the world.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

I to live in an area with large amounts of Spanish speakers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/parthasm
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My goal is to learn Spanish because I love Spanish/Hispanic culture and I want to meet,interact and be-friend as many Hispanics as possible.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

I want to be fluent in German, Spanish and French by the end of this year. But when Arabic, Russian and Dutch comes out I want to be done with them by the end of 2015.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

The more languages you know the better the job you can get :D some places pays you more if you know Arabic :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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I want to write the Cambridge C1 exam (this one is going to be extremely tough even though I already have accomplished the B2 exam in 2012), enhance my language skills in both French and Esperanto towards to B1 level and finish the French language tree. I hope there will be an Esperanto tree after I will have finished my French tree (probably in 6-7 months). Until that date, I keep learning on Lernu and Memrise.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SIRWLT
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My is to be able to have basic conversations in french and to have the capability to understand a french native. :) For the future, i would like to learn, Ukranian, Russian, when those will came out. Ukranian it will be a bit easy because my mother is fluent, so i'll have with whom to talk to. =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SnoozingOwl

That sounds cool :)

I want to finish the French tree by April this year (but I won't mind too much if it takes longer) and improve my French listening skills. I hope to be able to communicate and read online stuff in French one day. I also want to learn enough Japanese to watch anime without subtitles. And I need know how to read Chinese characters, 'cause my family's Chinese. And maybe try the French to spanish course when it comes out?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nihowdy

I'm learning Spanish and I'm hoping to complete the tree in late February/March but I'm currently travelling abroad and I'm wanting to skip at least a semester of Spanish so I can do the language study abroad to Spain with a friend! Also, I'm from Texas, so I'm hoping to be able to use the language to help get me a job when I return home haha! But in all seriousness, I'm really excited to just learn a language, especially one that will be very helpful when I go home!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/curlyeric
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As others have pointed out "fluency" is often thrown around, but we should be careful with it. Many here go by the CEFR levels. My goal level in all my languages is B2 which, to me, represents the first level of independence in that language, where you can converse without too much strain on yourself or the native speaker. You don't necessarily understand everything, but enough to be able to ask questions when needed and argue your point.

I started in May of 2013 and I do have a solid B1 in French at this point, but I need to speak more. My goal is to be B2 before my trip to Paris in September. My wife and I are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary.

Je voudrais réussir au niveau B2 dont qui représente un niveau de apprendre une langue quand on peut utiliser la langue avec un peu de indépendance. Il y a le mai 2013 j'ai commencé à apprendre le français. Mon femme et moi voyagerons à Paris en septembre de fêter notre anniversaire de dix ans de noces. Je voudrais atteindre le niveau B2 avant d'arriver à Paris.

C'est formidable qu'on peut apprendre avec un peu de temps.

Bon apprentissage à vous !

4 years ago
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