I don't feel I'm getting anywhere...
I've been doing Duolingo for almost two years and lately I feel like I'm just practicing and not learning new skills. I only missed two days in the past month (last weekend, hence my short current streak) and yet all I've been doing is Strengthening my skills. Don't get me wrong, I need the practice but I don't feel I'm going anywhere and that I haven't been for a while.
I have my goal set to 30 points per day if that helps to explain further that I'm not just doing one lesson per day.
I also haven't finished my Tree, I still have new lessons to learn.
try listenng to youtube videos or reading books or short stories. Start with things you are interested in your own language. Duolingo lifts you up, but you have to fly on your own.
I am trying to find some stories, that's an amazing idea! Thank you for your suggestions.
Maybe you can try to learn a new language.... Or you can take your current language to the next level by writing poems or translating music..but it's your choice.
Thanks for that suggestion! I never thought of translated things or writing on my own. I'll have to give it a try
You're welcome...you can even try playing videogames in the language you want to pursue...or you can try to speak to a person who can understand the language too. The possibilities are limitless!
Sure, I am learning German from English. English being my native language.
It all Depends on your level and goals. I like to receive newsletters from DW, like Deutsch im Fokus. On their website there's also news in slowly spoken German, I know others on here have used that. Also, they have made podcasts on different topics (all in German). The dw.com site is great, and free to use, no hidden costs.
Also, have a look at the language courses on DW. You have to sign up for them, but they are still free. Perhaps try a course where all content (included instructions) are in German?
I assume you are trying to learn German? What is your native language? Anyway, since most Germans are bit lazy when it comes to learning English they tend to dub almost every movie/tv show. German dubbing is quite excellent. Probably one of the reasons many lack skills compared to other non-native English neighboring countries. Good news is that you could try to watch your favorite show/movie in German. Time you would spend anyway you can now pick up some German as well. Some of the German TV stations even have movies online to stream or download. DVDs often include subtitles. Hope this helps and good luck getting somewhere …
Yes, I am learning German from English.
Thank you for the suggestions, I'll have to find some of my shows in German. Thanks again.
Try watching your favourite TV series in German. Since they think we Germans are too dumb for foreign languages, they dub everything. They say, it is done quite good. Here youtube is an incredible treasure chest. You can watch stuff you like in the language you want to learn.
Check out your DVD collection. Maybe you'll find some with German audio (or at least subtitles -even if I hate them. you can only watch or read)
Listen to music. There are some really good German musicians in genres other than classical music.