https://www.duolingo.com/sskider

Ending my 187 day streak

It feels really weird to be doing this considering I've kept up this streak since the first day I used the site but now it kinda feels like a burden I have to make sure of every day. It was fun at first but there are only so many times I can type "Le chat est noir" or "Un garcon ou une fille?" just to keep my streak going. Also having a job now makes it a bigger issue.

I'll probably use the Labs feature if a mode comes out for French, and I'll probably still use Duolingo from time to time, although I use other resources now as well.

Goodbye, old friend. You will be missed.

cry, so young too

July 2, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sphinx1824

I can see how keeping up the streak could be hard when you're only doing one language. The process can get pretty repetitive at times. Good luck with French!

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WakeMeAtThree

I totally agree that Duolingo needs to have more features to cater to those who finished the tree. Fluency can't just be about keeping your tree gold every day. Good luck and keep up your French learning efforts!

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-Katrina.-

A respectable decision. A motivational tool is really only good when it actually motivates you, and that can be hard for people to let go of (looks at own streak...). It is just a number, though, so good for you for being able to step back and look at what really matters to you

Best of luck wherever you go next on this language learning journey :)

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sskider

Exactly! Couldn't have said it any better myself. And thanks :)

You're killing it btw, that streak is unreal haha. Good luck to you too!

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lanny.ripple

Bonne chance et bons voyages !

What are you doing these days to push your understanding of French? I'm visiting a friend in Paris in a few years so have a strong external motivation to keep studying. What's your goal for the language and how do you plan to achieve it? (This isn't secretly trying to motivate you. I"m interested in idea to motivate myself!)

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Xymheia

You're probably too advanced in French to learn much from Duolingo and that's why it has become a drag, perhaps you can try to do the reverse tree: English for French speakers or maybe there is another language you're interested in.

I think it's a shame they don't offer a lot of content right now for intermediate to advanced users. There appears to be no option to grow and revise your vocabulary when you've finished the tree either: it just ends at an intermediate level. I take it that is in part because the best way to learn a language on that level is by reading real texts and books, listening to people on longer recordings/in real time, speaking with or to people and writing texts.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki

Tell me,please about your " other resources".I am ,like you- waiting for labs feature in French and I am,like you,bussy with my job.

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RuneJidrot

radio france internationale has good resources: https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenVitte_

Balancing between French and Esperanto I ended up having a streak of around 110 straight days, so I understand where you're coming from. Ultimately it's the learning experience itself that carries you, and not so much how often you log in to learn. Quality not quantity.

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarolynMcLain

I keep up with it all the time. Was so disappointed when I had a 200 day streak only to lose it because I was in an area with no cell or wifi for two days. You can use lingots to keep your streak when you miss a day. But then they wanted $9.99 to keep it for more than that. Such a disappointment. I would of spent $.99 but not almost $10.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/truth.ojo

Ok

July 4, 2017

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