Spanish Course Consistency
To help the Spanish course stay consistent, more grammar lessons should be added to the rest of the tree. In the beginning, there are grammar lessons and tips to help, but going towards the middle to the end there are none. (Yes I know, one can look up the grammar themselves.)
I agree. For example, it took me about a month to realise that past imperfect conjugations are pretty much all regular. It would have taken about two sentences to explain the rule to me.
Same here. Noone can learn language without learning grammar. May be just adding a simple tables or something like that. Lack of grammar part is the only weak thing in Duolingo.
I know what you mean! I agree. If I have any questions about grammar I just have to search them on google! :/ Of course that doesn't mean we are not grateful for the work Duolingo has done, but to be honest that's something that is missing...
I definitely agree - especially for the verbs. I took three years of Spanish in high school but have had a year off, and didn't remember all the verb forms. When I got the future tense I had to look up the rules so I could refresh my memory and do the lesson. I could have done it without it, but it would have taken much longer.
Yeess! I thought I was the only one that struggled with that! It was and still is a little frustrating when you get to that mid point. That portion of the tree needs more structure and explanation. Thanks for posting.
I totally agree with you. It might be that the reason that Duolingo doesn't do it is because it doesn't want to become a memorizing thing- which will bore many people- but at the same time I think that there is allot of people that might want to study the grammar down to the core and really get it. I look up the grammar, conjugations, and roots whenever I have a question on Spanish (as well as Hebrew, which I know pretty fluently), and never stop until I really answer it, but it would be really practical if it was just there on the Spanish course on Duolingo.
People get bored by long grammar lessons, especially when they cannot immediately apply the material. I think that's why Duo avoids them. However, I think the truth is that there is a right time to show that material: you want to show the user a grammar lesson when they're at they point that they're ready to beg you for it. :-)