https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

Why I decided to return to Duolingo and not give up completely

I had been doing Duolingo for about a month until I decided to branch off and start following my "dream" of becoming an author. So I gave up on learning a language and starting writing. A few months later, in June (actually only three days ago), I was writing my book and my sister sat down next to me and asked me "why don't you start Duolingo again? You are far enough along in your story that you don't need to write a chapter a day." And I thought about it, and came to the conclusion that she was right. So I re-started Duolingo. I did that because I knew my future would be better if I persevered and continued French. So I did, and I'm already back in the routine again, getting my streak back, while writing my book. My question here is- if you ever left duolingo, and then came back, why did you decide to? Thanks for reading and have a great day =)

June 17, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

I have never left, but I would encourage you in the idea that you can learn a lot even if you just do a bit every day. Doing 5 minutes of Duolingo a day will make a difference if you do it for enough days. It doesn't have to get in the way of anything. During the past 1000 days, I have gone on a 5 month road trip across the lower 48 US states, moved country, started a new career and so on. Doing a little Duolingo every day didn't get in the way of any of that. Some days I do a lot, most days just a little, but it all adds up after a while. That is what makes it such a good language learning tool. Your dedication can be minimal and it still works if you just do a little every day.

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

wow, iwc2ufan, happpyy THOUSAND DAY STREAK!!!

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

Thank you!

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoldenFella

My highest streak was 3, congrats!

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

Good advice! Thanks!

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bookrabbit

I left once for about six weeks while I immersed myself in German Netflix and learned to understand spoken German building on the wonderful foundation duolingo had given me. Then I came back and learned more languages.

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoldenFella

Giving up is never the answer to anything. Even if it's to take a break and try something new. Maybe try doing both? Set aside time every day for writing and for duolingo, it'll help you a lot later in life. Learning other languages is a life skill that everyone needs to know

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolygag98

That's right you just don't give up. : )

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

Thanks for all the support! I'm really thankful! :)

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

You can use duolingo to make copy's of your book in other languages

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

I was thinking about that to, but that might take a while, since I'm only on level four

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

Yeah ,you should try it out at around level 11-13

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

Ok, I will :)

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nethyst

One time I had a streak of over 220 days and I lost it. For some reason, it was such a bummer and I got discouraged. I didn't even look at Duolingo for over six weeks. I came back though with two different goals in mind: one is to work toward having an all gold tree and maintaining it as such, and the other is to work toward achieving level 25 in one language. Duolingo is fun, not a stressor!

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nethyst

here are three lingots for your streak -- good luck with duolingo!

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

THANK YOU!!!! I'm really thankful!! =) :)

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

I'm really thankful for everyone who took the time to read this- have a nice day! :-)

June 18, 2017
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