https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

Journal/Diary/Notebook

tHello!

Recently I was looking for my second language and I stumbled upon Danish and I fell in love. The tree comes with amazing tips and notes to help you understand and there are no verb conjugations.

I've connected with it so much that I bought a notebook to keep all my notes in seeing as duolingo doesn't have a word tab for Danish unlike French.

My question is: Has anyone kept a journal/diary/notebook to assist with their language learning? If so, how did you set it out?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms
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Yes I used to keep a big notebook of Portuguese words, but as my vocabulary grew, so did the pages. Eventually it took too long to find my words and it became cumbersome, so I gave it up. However, I am doing just fine without it as long as I keep practicing. :) I hope your journal helps, and i think it is a great idea!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

Thanks for the input :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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I keep the following loose-leaf binders:

  • Two Spanish Duolingo binders. I started with one but had to separate out the verbs. I write down all the sentences in Spanish and sometimes a translation in English for new words that aren't obvious, words that I've had trouble remembering or gotten wrong, or awkward English sentences that I have to remember to please the owl. I note when I've made a mistake, needed to use the hints or slow speed. I think writing helps me remember. I organize the pages alphabetically by skill. I also note status such as date, number of words learned, skill strength from the skill strength viewer, and so on. Plus, I have an extensive record of my progress and where I may be having issues.

  • Similar Duolingo binders for French, Dutch, and Portuguese

  • Spanish grammar including print-outs, notes, and any non-Duolingo exercises that I might do. These are organized by topic por/para, preterite/imperfect, reflexive, and so on.

  • One Spanish binder for other resources for reading, listening, TV and movies, and so on.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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I used quizlet for other languages and found it easy to use and to review lessons. It has various learning devices "flash cards" etc, and the pronunciation was good for the Ger. and Ital I did.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mawada.
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I have a notebook for Spanish where I use different colours for vocab., verbs, conjugations and sentence examples, in addition to grammatical notes I'm struggling with. I also try to keep my entries minimal to avoid it being a chore. I was hesitant at first to keep a Spanish notebook, but proceeding through the tree and the language in general, I found it inevitable. It has been very helpful since.

Good luck with Danish! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

Thanks, I'm glad it helped you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fischerfs
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I have a word document filled with all the Hungarian words I've learned, categorised in different topics.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamoolTheSamosa

Thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

No waste of time if you ask me just keep doing everything once every two or three days and you'll be fine. It's what I do and it works wonders for my spanish teacher

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/coffeemonkey
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Yes, whilst doing the Danish course I had a notepad which for a while I wrote every sentence I got wrong. however due to it not being close to hand all the time I gave up.

When I get round to doing Japanese (or Hindi when they launch it) I will definitely use a notepad just to help remember the letters, as that seemed to help when I was learning written Gujarati (though that was at evening class)

1 year ago
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