Making progress, changing strategy
I just thought I'd share my experience using duolingo to learn Swedish so far. This is the first time I've really put effort in and persisted with a language on duolingo.
I started out just using duolingo, with a daily goal of 20xp. At first I did two new lessons a day, then I started doing one new lesson and one "strengthen" session.
But when I got to the second check-point, I found I was forgetting new words a lot, so I started using the "Duolingo Swedish" course on memrise that someone posted here (http://www.memrise.com/course/462533/duolingo-swedish/). It's really helped me to remember the new vocabulary. I just wished that I had been doing it all along so I didn't have to learn "new" words from early in the duolingo course that I already knew well.
What have your experiences been like?
I've been using duolingo for a while, at the moment for swedish (had an 80 day streak). I can just about motivate myself to do one lesson a day
Thank you so much for sharing this - getting the words to stick is something I've been struggling with recently since the further through the course you get the more words they like to throw at you per lesson, so I've been making these lists up myself as I go, but this is fantastic - time to regain that depleting momentum!