How long have you been on Duolingo?
How did you hear of Duolingo? What were your motivations? Did you try another self-learning site or method before?
This is my first year. I always wanted to learn French,but my school didn't offer French. I looked on my chrome book's apps list and duo lingo came up. I found out I could learn French. Right now I have kinda lost so of my motivation because I have been so busy for the last couple of weeks,but I am hoping to get it back! I never tried anything else before and I love duo lingo!
I've been here since November 21, 2013.
I heard about Duo from people on Yahoo Answers (I think I might have seen it's link on search engines, but never paid attention- silly me).
My motivation is simply to learn the language that I love, French.
I've been on a couple of other sites, but never really attempted to learn; I was only screwing around.
Duolingo is such a fabulous website, it is actually motivating me to finally take learning French seriously. Merci beaucoup, Duolingo!
I have been on Duolingo for 18 days (I come here everyday). I'm pretty sure I found it on my tablet - it was preinstalled - but I only use the computer version. I learnt some French in high school, Years 8 through 10 - the latter two years by correspondence. I found correspondence difficult, and lost interest. Now I find myself interested again, and Duolingo is great!
I've been on for about a week. I heard of it through some blog and just decided to download it see if it was any good. I did French for a year in 2012 and this is a brilliant way to refresh my memory.
115 days, heard it from a friend. My motivation is do know enough french and italien to get a job in switzerland. I use many differend methods in parallel. duolingo is just one, but the others don't work out so well without duolingo, it is an important part of my learning mixture.
Salut sabisteb. What are the other methods you try? Some other sites? I'm interested in some complement for Duolingo.
I'm using the assimil books (yes the french publisher, so you have much more choices than I) which run quite parallel to duolingo even in vocabulary http://assimil.com/
1st Book (done) one lesson a day (100 days)
2nd book (halfway thourgh) (70 days, well 35 maximum in my case, quite easy after finishing the tree, 2-4 lessons a day)
One chapter a day (easy with ebook reader with integrated dictionnary) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=jules+verne
Ok, thanks. I prefer internet podcasts, but the Assimil is the good old method, I guess it's efficient because people continue to use it. Your plan is very organised, with different sources of knowledge, as I think it's more efficient, I'm really impressed. 2 sites can make a good complement: Livemocha & Busuu (Livemoch was very good before, now it's really less, but you can still use it to improve your pronounciation and writing skills, I try to place the more possible of newly learnt word in my exercice, and it's the way I can check if the expressions actually exist or not, and placing my vocabulary make it stable in my mind.
What is Livemocha & Busuu ? Ja regarde aussi ARTE à la télé et j'ai des radios francaises.
http://livemocha.com/ and http://www.busuu.com/ and also http://lang-8.com/ Give them a try, for livemocha: your speech sumissions are reviewed by the native speakers, and your writing sumissions too, for busuu only the writing sumissions in the free version. If you have good language partners on these sites, you can progress in your expression very quickly with the help of duolingo for the vocabulary and expression learning.
I misunderstood what you were asking. You want to know if we currently use other sites?
Yes, of course! It is necessary to use more than one resource.
I am using two library books ('The Everything Learning French Book' and it's complement 'The Everything French Grammar Book').
I also use french.about.com , http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/, http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIwLdoUz4FRNyfjyz_G-Kg , and other websites.
I watch videos in French on youtube and also listen to French music on youtube.
I also randomly come across other sites that are helpful. :-)
I was asking for other resources, site, book, etc, thanks.
Learning as of September 1st, 2013. I did it because I had to, but then I turned out to really like it ;-D.
My teacher has us do a project every semester and one of the ways she allowed us to earn points is to spend on hour on duolingo. I got hooked! I also use quizlet for the sets she puts up for vocab for my class.
Teachers in your country are clever. Can you give your quizlet link for the flash cards she created, it could help some people here.