New to Duolingo practice question
Hi, I am new to Duolingo and was wondering how long others spend learning and practicing each day? I'm excited and have been trying to spend one hour but wonder if that is enough!
Thank you in advance!
I spend about 20 minutes every day, but I am not really in a hurry to learn. ;-) Good luck!!
I love learning and thankfully have the time right now to put into it :) Thank you JJT60K!
I do at least an hour every day, and from Duolingo alone (and talking to some of my Spanish friends) I've been told I speak almost fluently :)
Thank you Makorringa! That is a wonderful tip about speaking to your Spanish speaking friends, I will do the same :)
I just started today too and I'm learning Italian for when I go visit my aunt's foreign student's family in Italy and it has been great with doing it off and on for an hour and then when I'm bored I go do it and it has really helped.
That is really exciting She_Chels2020! Good luck with your Italian, that is going to be a fun trip. And thank you, I also have been practicing when bored and it really makes the time go by!
I'm certain that if you do one hour a day of studying you will be fluent in less than a year.
Welcome! Let's see, I'd say I spend about 40 minutes a day studying on here. One hour honestly sounds like plenty of study time. According to Duolingo 34 hours spent studying a language here is equivalent to learning in a semester long language course at a university so I'd say you're doing pretty well! Keep it up! :)
Thank you Kyro367! That is really good information, so far this app is helping me so much more than taking Spanish in college :)
Do you want to practice Spanish with me? I really need a friend to talk to and use my skills.
I think as long as you practice every day, even if it's for just 10 minutes, you'll improve a TON. Doesn't matter if it's learning a language, an instrument, a skill, or exercising. When I set a lofty goal for myself like an hour, it's difficult to make if I'm busy, and then I feel terrible, and I don't pick it up as well. But if I have a shorter goal, I feel good succeeding, which makes me want to practice more. I don't have a lot of sit-down practice time, but in my daily life I'm always naming things and having conversations in my head or out loud, so that helps. Of course it's all just preference, gotta find what works for you!
Thank you Rachel468637! Right now I have the time to devote an hour, I'm sure as my days eventually get busier I will have to cut back. I started yesterday pointing out items in Spanish to my dogs and practice helped me too :) Thank you again!