1000 day streak!
I have lost several streaks of 140 and 350 but I picked myself up and continued again (and again). I am by no means fluent but Duolingo has given me the confidence to tackle most situations. I have completed French from English and almost through English from French. I have also tried out a few others along the way, Italien, Dutch and even Esperanto. OK, now for the next 1000!
I know it's so hard sometimes, if i'm going out at night after work I make sure to get my 20 xp during my travels (as I take the train). Keep your head up it'll get larger everyday.
My phone is attached to me like glue. Also I didn't notice the first time but I am vegan as well. Whoop Whoop!!
Hi ikuba1 and to all you kind people, I had no idea that I would get such a lovely response to my post and for that I am very grateful, so thank you to you all. Yes, I can handle many situations with a fair degree of confidence though to be honest, I don't just use Duolingo. I now live in France and have a very kind neighbour who brings me a newspaper most days which helps. I always get up early, 06:15 and try to have about half an hour with duolingo, depending on the enthusiasm! I try to read something, say something and listen to something every day. However, I often find that when I translate legal type documents, even though I can understand 99% of the words it is still quite confusing to "really" understand the meaning. I have tried other programmes in the past; memrise, babbel, Mocha (now merged into Rosetta Stone I think), Lawles french (for detail) and have made a great deal of use of Google Translate by trying to find at least one sentence each day that I would like to see, generally something that I think of during the day which I find confusing to translate. I am not fluent though, shame, but I will continue to work with Duolingo on a daily basis, who knows, maybe another 1000. I am always looking forward to new ideas from Duolingo and was quite excited when they introduced their Class Room. I also have my own learning school which I set up, though only have a few learners on it at the moment. When I started I think it fair to say I was pretty much a beginner, I knew the odd word and a few sentences which I had learnt parrot fashion but that was about it so I thank Duolingo very much for helping me achieve a long lasting dream. Who knows, one day I might just get there!
I've always said ''practice makes perfect''. I find these facts as a constant self-taught process which aims to grasp the improvement of the language learning. In fact, I use Duolingo as my main language learning tool as well. But, in spite of that, I search and use other apps in order to learn such as: channels on Youtube, english and french speaking videos, grammar books and pages. I'm deeply into it every day too and I'd like to know if I can join to your Class Room.