https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

Anyone Learning French That Likes a Little Bit of (Healthy!) Competition?

Hello,

My name is Daniela and I'm currently studying French here in Duo. I've been in love with French since... Forever. I can understand it well, both when reading or listening, I just have trouble making my own sentences that's why I keep on studying a little bit everyday and immersing myself in the language.

The reason why I am writing this topic is so I can find other people that are also learning French and that are committed to it, because I want to follow you! Why? Because I really like to compete, I like to win, and seeing that if I complete one more lesson I will go up in the leaderboard (even if only one place!) motivates me way more that any streak or daily xp goal!

Please keep in mind that it is a healthy competition... I'm not here to try to bring anyone down. What I want is for all of us to achieve our goals! (I also have the intention of creating a club, but a proper one: with weekly chats in french, contests, book clubs, etc. Let's see what the future brings!)

So if you are learning French and if you are commited to it, please let me know so I can follow you!

Thank you for reading and (maybe? ♥) leaving a comment! Have fun! xx

February 25, 2017

104 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassyLady18

Bonjour! I've been on Duolingo for more than two years, yet I haven't been as consistent throughout those years as I liked. As a new year resolution, I've committed myself to get as close to being 100% fluent in french (on Duolingo) as I can. Right now I'm 54% fluent. I would love a dose of healthy competition and the idea of a club sounds nice! <3

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

Hi! Thank you so much for commenting and following me :) I really hope that you achieve your goal, and if I can help you with that through competition: great! About the club idea... I need to find a native french speaker to help us, but I think it would be really good for us. Let's see!

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassyLady18

You're welcome and thank you as well! And I understand. If it's meant to be, a native french speaker will come. To us accomplishing our goals! xx

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarArt1

hi! here in dueling i am not studying french yet, but in real life i am, i really love the language, i actually want to live in france, i am not a english or french native speaker but i would like to have that healthy competition that you mentioned, and maybe we 3 can be together on a club or something and study together and i can get also in my real life more fluency in my fresh, so what do you say? lets accomplish our goals... (i am a spanish native speaker but maybe that can help a bit since french has similar words to spanish) jejeje... :3

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassyLady18

Hey there! Thanks for following me! I followed you back! This sounds great! Hopefully, that club idea works out. As for now, it'll be nice to motivate each other to do our best on the leaderboards! xx

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

Hi! Thank you for following me! I followed you too, so we can compete in the leaderboard to see who can get more XP :) About the club, I'm still working on it. I want to be more than just a group of random people who don't interact with each other. Let's see what the future brings! Have fun! xx

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/offtodamoon

Hey that's a great idea. I signed up my housemate to Duolingo but he doesn't use it at all now. Looking for a bit of competition, so following you now. :-)

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danidh_hh

Hi!! my name is also Daniela. I really think that some healthy competition will be great to get me motivated. If you decide to go on with the idea of the club I'd like to join in too! sounds like fun :). Also a Spanish native here! haha

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iSamuelHoffman

Actually, my mother is French, so I can speak French like a native, I just take Duolingo to "perfect" my skills, it feels like taking English even though you're English :D I'd be honoured to help as your "native speaker". I am very dedicated.

I'm in a French club now, but only 2 other people seem active. And I've been the #1 on the club leaderboard for 4 weeks. So I'm looking for a new club.

I like the sound of this idea. The mobile app has a club feature, only downside is that they only allow you to "comment" others progress with short sentences from a sentence bank. So we'd have to use someone's stream to do more "club-like" chat.

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

Thank you so much for your comment! I'm working on the club structure and seeing what are the best ways to make it fun and effective! Once everything is decided I will get in touch with you, because we are really going to need a french native speaker! :) xx

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iSamuelHoffman

:D

March 1, 2017

[deactivated user]

    Bonjour, ça va bien? Maintenant on peut jaser dans des clubs. Moi aussi, ma mère est francophone. J'ai un club de conversation conçu pour les gens avancés. Je cherche des membres dédiés. Merci.

    July 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CopyCatIsOffDuo

    wow ! I bet it took a long time to wright that! p.s , i have been at a french school since kindergarden , but i just joined duolingo.

    February 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

    Yep, a little bit! Have fun learning! xx

    February 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarArt1

    In my school happened that everyone is there since kindergarden were they teach english and french and i am of the fewer ones that have been there since 3 years ago and have a better level jeje :3

    February 27, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      @copycat12: Bonjour, ça m'a pris 30 secondes car je suis bilingue.

      August 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexandraM5483

      Hello :) I'm learning french too! I've been consistent with it for the past 23 days.. I totally agree with you, and I love the idea of your club.

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

      Hi! Let's hope we can both continue to be consistent! Thanks for following! About the club idea... I need to find a native french speaker to help us, but I think it would be really good for us. Let's see!

      Let's have fun! xx

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasGill18

      I could possible get a native French speaker to help us. He is a teacher in France who is interested in speaking English and teaching French. We should connect on google hangout, it provides a platform for easy communication and setting up virtual meeting places.

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasGill18

      I think this is a quality idea and will attract highly motivated people, including yourself. Message me through duolingo so we can discuss how to move forward.

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

      Thank you so much, Thomas! That sounds really nice, it would be so good for us to have a teacher helping us out! I have a few ideas for the club, I just need to structure them a little bit more. I will get in touch with you, for sure!

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasGill18

      Ok, keep me posted!

      February 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victorin438260

      Me too. Keep me posted.

      February 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedramm3

      It is nice Daniela, I am here to be motivated to learn french. Wish you all luck and fun with learning French ;)

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

      Thank you so much! I hope you achieve all your goals! Wish you the very same :)

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badrihouss

      bonjour , je pense qu'on le même problème , de ma part je comprends parfaitement ce qui est écrit ou dit, mais j'ai toujours du mal à reformuler des phrases correctes qui refletent indoutablement mes idées , qui est la fin ultime de l'apprentissage de français " communiquer professionnellement ce qu'on pense " alors à ce niveau je cherche une méthode efficace pour me permettre progresser " et merci d'avance

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badrihouss

      " qu'on a "désolé , c'était une faute de frappe

      February 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daycie14

      Hello, I think the same problem, I understand perfectly what is written or said, but I still struggle to reformulate correct sentences that reflect my ideas unwaveringly, which is the ultimate end of the " Learning French "to communicate professionally what one thinks" then at this level I am looking for an effective method to allow me to progress "and thank you in advance.....OMG HOW ARE YOU SO GOod at writing french thats awesome!! i am trying to get to this level

      February 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/badrihouss

      salut daycie , j’apprécie énormément vos compliments mais je suis encore en cours d'apprentissage intense , mon rêve en l’occurrence c'est d’écrire en français aussi bien qu'en arabe .. ma langue maternelle , mais jte remercie encore une fois , vous m'avez encouragé :)

      February 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daycie14

      Merci beaucoup. Je vous souhaite bonne chance à apprendre à écrire l'arabe et le français :)

      March 3, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        @ Badrihouss: Bonjour, vous vous exprimer très bien. Puis-je vous mentionner de faire attention avec l'accent grave dans le mot reflètent. Et vous pouvez toujours rédiger (edit) vos phrases. Bonne chance.

        July 11, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CourtneyBodeen

        "oui oui mon ami" as the Hamilton song goes, I love friendly competition and when other people are ahead of me it motivates me to push ahead; I've moved up 6 levels in one day (today) because I was bored :)

        February 27, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

        That's great! Followed you! :)

        February 27, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniyelchio

        Vous étes sur.

        February 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

        Followed you back! :)

        February 26, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          Sûr

          July 11, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChocolateWish14

          That sounds good! Love the club idea. :)

          February 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Thank you!! About the club idea... I need to find a native french speaker to help us, but I think it would be really good for us. Let's see!

          Let's have fun! xx

          February 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChocolateWish14

          Great! I know some who I could contact for you? Or you could make a discussion about it? :)

          February 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          I have a few ideas for the club, I just need to give them a little bit more structure! Once everythink is set, if I still need to find a native french speaker to help us, I will get in touch with you :) xx

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kurtfabulous

          Omg this is a great idea! I would love to join <3

          February 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Yey! Great! Once (if?) it is done, I will let you know!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kurtfabulous

          Let me know if I could help with anything

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amber.khalil

          Add me please if you like! I'm looking for the same type of motivation, my name is amber. I just made a group but share with me if I can join yours!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.qL5a
          • 1274

          Bonjour Daniela. Bonne idée. J'en suis!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Merci!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanja398217

          Hi Daniela. It's great idea. I am learning french on Duolingo for one year, and I am very satisfied. I want to go further in learning , so your post is very interesting to me. Contact me and let's compete!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Hi! I've already followed you! Let's see who can get higher in the leaderboard! xx

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanja398217
          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mercredii

          I'd like to join. I also study Danish, though!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Hello! I'm still working on the club idea... Once everything is set and the club is open I will let you know!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pesinn

          I'm up for it :)

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Great! Already followed you :) Thank you for leaving a comment!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alicjak1706

          of course ! J'accepte votre proposition

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Merci! :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrevKAllred

          Oui! See you on the leader boards, Daniela!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Yeah! See you! :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rabbiehill

          bonsoir, j'apprends le français aussi, et j'aimerais aussi rejoindre votre club :)

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pegasusangel

          Currently working on French. Would love healthy competition.

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Yey! Followed you! Good luck :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheEnglishTeacup

          bonjour! Je suis seulement en duo depuis moins d'une heure. Mais je suis excité à propos de ce site!

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire! Je vous ai suivi!

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheEnglishTeacup

          Je vous remercie! <33

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cjnfl

          I just started, but I'll do it.

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Great! Thanks :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasmineK2016

          Salut! I've been having fun learning French, but struggle to understand it when spoken. I know a few people who are native speakers online and they are usually just as interested in learning English!

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anasamussa

          Hi, I am a native Arabic speaker. Learning french is a goal I'll achieve, sooner or later. I will certainly benefit of making new friends who share the same goal and have the healthy competition. Let's follow each other

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eusoumeurei

          It sounds good. How would that work?

          February 25, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Still working on that part! For now I'm just looking for committed people!

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeeraLili

          Hey ! Good idea :D Can I join ?:)

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Hi! I'm still working on the club idea... Once everything is set and it is open I will let you know! xx

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pulkit242902

          Certainment. J'ai commence suivre tu et j'aime votre idee.

          Certainly not a native speaker (as you can probably tell by the child-like sentences). Far from it but started learning and have been at it for the past 160 days. Getting to the level where I can read 60-70% of the sentences properly. Speaking and learning is challenging but I practice everyday. Would love to have a group where I can compete against others!

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Thank you so much for your comment! We are all in the same boat when it comes to child-like sentences, so no worries! :) When (if?) the club is open I will let you know! xx

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brien576388

          youre on :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Yeah!! :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Palahniuk23

          I'm up for the competition! :)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          yey! Already followed you!

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Planeswalker123

          Hi Daniela! This is a great idea. I'm committed to learning French, but I'm a slow learner. Can I still join?

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carmenacoto

          Salut !

          I'm currently doing french from italian (which was my last tree), and I'd love to be part of your club when you make it!

          Merci :-)

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelodyTrinkett

          I'd love to compete. I really want my streak to increase.

          February 27, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daycie14

          Hi, i love french and i just started. I really love the club idea and I want to take a trip to Paris and then Venice so i need to work aLOT so some healthy competition would be a good thing.

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christy1971

          I've been on Duolingo for two years and just hit level 20. I finished the skills tree and am practicing everyday. I'd like to be in a club!

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bethany172800

          Hi! I am also currently learning French, I have been on for about 2 weeks, with a 15% fluency. My goal is to learn French in 2 years, I have a daily goal of 15-20 minutes a day to learn French. I love the club idea, if you actually end up doing it let me know, I will absolutely join if able to. Thanks, and I will make sure to start following you!

          Thanks!

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisTucke19

          I love the idea! Competition always helps bring out the best in us right? :) Keeps us focused and less likely to let a day slip when we have others learning while we are napping! :)

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasRay

          Bonjour, I would enjoy being in your group, as I'm having the same problem forming my sentences. I live in France and started here about one year ago .

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lmagassa

          Salut @Des_Daniela. J'éspere que tu vas bien! Today is my first day logging in to Duolingo discussion on a computer. Actually the Anroid app doesn't have this. If you establish a group I would like to be included.

          Bonne chance!

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Victorin438260

          I just started. Am 2% fluent. But I will like to compete. Just followed you now.

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_JAG

          Hello/Bonjour I am working on my skills prior to a trip to France in June if you start a club could you let me know also. Merci Beacoup/Thanks ;-)

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EceYilmaz7

          Hello, currently i am studying french language and literature and i ve been learning french for two years, it is a hard language to learn considering there is not much platform to practice. Ive been using duo and memrise for two years and i have to say for daily french, i think these apps are the best. I would really like to have a penpal or someone to talk to in french so that i can practice more. Greetings from turkey :)

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_XSuperWomanX_

          ME!

          February 28, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jetaimefre

          I am only 4% fluent in french. But would like to compete after I get a little better at it.

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchGarc1

          Salut! Daniela! I like your club idea. And I like competition as well. The Game is ON!!

          I am little behind you at 34% fluency. However, I am very behind since I can't comprehend what I am hearing (even in the slow mode.....).

          If you have any advice on how to improve listening, it is very much appreciated!

          Cheers,

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Animeislife0

          Je Vais Jouex!! Je parle Francais et je suis nee au Quebec! Boom!!! LOL

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/des_daniela

          Hi! Thank you so much for your comment! I already followed you and answered your question on my stream! Have fun here in Duo! xx

          March 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSOTA2000

          Hi I learn French on Duolingo I'am 44 level on French please contact me on Duolingo if you want to learn with me. Merci, Monika

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSOTA2000

          And I'am 100% fluent in french

          March 2, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookcrazy123

          Hi, I am learning french, this sounds good and I would like to join :)

          March 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSOTA2000

          Hi I would be happy to learn with you Frech. Monika

          March 3, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathalieDi402807

          Hello Daniela. I'm also delighted to compete with you. See you!

          March 5, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSOTA2000

          I am gonna studie with Daniela understand? Monika W. :(

          March 7, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josie.beth

          I am the same way! I'll follow you. Since my French class is using Duolingo this semester, I'm going back to strengthen everything.

          March 6, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AhmedAGR

          Hi des_daniela, do please include me in this club if you ever create it. I have recently started, so i am still a beginner, and i would like someone to keep me motivated in terms of learning through competition.

          March 11, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cathou8808

          Si tu décides de créer le club, fais-le moi savoir! I'm fluent in French (I'm a native French speaker)

          June 8, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cricket881

          Hey just found this post, I love the idea of a French club would love to join if you’ve set it up already?!? I’ve been learning for a while and I think I’ve reached A2 level but would love to be able to speak with a fluent native! And the book club idea is nice try goodreads that it has all you’re looking for weekly chats, contests and books! Keep us posted!

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