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