https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Are you a 50+ student? I am older than 50, just wondering how many more 50+ people use Duolingo.

April 22, 2017

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204

I am significantly older. You could be my son.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Certainly I would be honoured. Enjoy it here!

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pv1204

Gracias. Buena racha!!

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/perrybw59

There are a lot of us.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane40167

I am well over 50 and I use it!

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis

I fit the category. Love the site.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

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?

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

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...)

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/espofleet

I am older than you

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathy45567

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.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Dear KAthy, you are doing great. Enjoy your French! Meilleurs voeux de Hanovre, Allemagne.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

I'm also well past 50.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

There are many older people on Duolingo, it seems. I'm retired and over 65. I hope you enjoy Duo as much as I do!

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GinaTilley

Yes I am seventy

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/exp271828

I also am in the elderly crowd, with a couple of grandchildren.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pangaea

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! :)

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

Sneaking up on the twenty-ninth anniversary of my fiftieth birthday.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Great, confidential answer.... Thank you for your sense of humour :)

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722

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. :)

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BurkMiggo

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.

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

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

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GlamMom

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!

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Bravo! your are completely right Neena!

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sailorbill79

you are not alone. sailorbill79 (the clue in the name)

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Bravo! Thank you for sharing. GKJ

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rabarbar16

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.

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg211

Great. I admire you. Continue with what makes you happy. Finally that is all that counts! GorÄ…co pozdrawiam z Hanoweru :)

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Branka364444

I am 55lus and love Duolingo

April 28, 2017
Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.