https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherNZ

Practice with writing

I wish the course gave more practice in writing in my new language. I appreciate the practice with translating from German to English, but need more examples to write myself, in German. It should be at least half of each.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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It's a deliberate decision from Duolingo to provide more translation into your own language than into the language that you are learning.

See https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19241861 for a statement and an explanation.

My interpretation: Duo does what it does not to be as effective as possible for dedicated learners; instead, a significant factor in decisions is the number of learners. So, many things are kept easy because this "scares off" fewer casual learners.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kkubits
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For more writing practice go to the reverse tree (learn English from German), and do them both at the same time.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherNZ

What a good idea. Thank you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaDeutsche
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For writing practice, you could try Lang-8. It's a website dedicated to writing practice for foreign languages. You write "journal entries" in the language you are learning and then people with that as their native language grade it and provide suggestions. In turn, you also provide help to people learning your native language by grading their entries.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gina820487

It seems Lang-8 is not accepting new registrations. :(

1 year ago
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