Are you a 50+ student? I am older than 50, just wondering how many more 50+ people use Duolingo.
I think there are a lot more people over 50 in the German to English (or any other language) forum, it is just a reflection of the general population. Is German easy to learn for a Polish speaker?
I am C2 certified in German (live 14 years in Germany already). It is a difficult language but beautiful when one can understand it well (takes a lot of time to master...)
Hi Greg, I am in my mid sixties and have never learnt a second language. I am doing french on Duolingo. I dont think I could handle any more than one language at a time. By the looks of it, you are a busy man doing all those languages. Well done.
Dear KAthy, you are doing great. Enjoy your French! Meilleurs voeux de Hanovre, Allemagne.
I am quite a bit older than that and I love duo. I'm planning on being here for a long time.... there are a lot of languages to learn! :)
Great question! Can I steal it for the 40+ crowd? And now that activity stream is gone, my much younger followers can't see how old I really am. :)
I think your post is great. A question especially for the older fifty plus students. Why are you studying languages and why did you chose the language/ languages you did. My reason: Over past 10 years I have lost many of my friends and family. Some passed away and others to dementia. I am too old to be scared of death but I am terrified of the mental disease. I chose German because of my heritage.. Like to hear other viewpoints/reasons etc.
Dear BurkMiggo. You honour me with your post. German is a wise choice for a studying language. Have fun with it! Greetings from Hannover (Germany). GKJ
I am! Used to be quite a few, I seldom venture to "discussion" unless I've got a problem ie: needing help... I get tired of weeding thru the chatter... I've been with DL for awhile, I lost my streak after about a yr, (was in hosp) & had to start over. Even though my streak is a nice one it doesn't truly reflect my true number, but that's okay. My illness damaged my short term memory & beginning again was difficult. But as a senior I think we are determined, have to be, and resilient....built in! I've enjoyed learning Spanish, something I'd put off for a long time... For those who need encouragement, you can do it, it's really worth it! For those who've mastered, I tip my hat to you, well-done!
I could've blasted thru lessons in a month and bragged about the gold owl but I wouldn't have learned very much. By taking my time, searching out the "who, where it goes, definitions, etc" I've accomplished quite a bit... Seniors rock!
Hi Greg. I am sixty with a big +. Learning English make me happy. I retired and I have much time for myself. There is the first time in my life I don't have to be in a hurry. By the way. I'm from Warsaw.
Great. I admire you. Continue with what makes you happy. Finally that is all that counts! Gorąco pozdrawiam z Hanoweru :)