How lucky are you with the polish tree?
Dear polish learners, I am thinking about joining your ranks and would like to know how happy you are with the Polish Duolingo tree. My Russian and Ukrainian ones are all golden by know and I am doing the reverse trees. But I am still a bit underwelmed by the quality of the Ukrainian tree. When it feels so incomplete when compared to its Russian, German and English counterparts. So I wonder: how will the Polish tree make me feel? Thanks a lot for your opinions in advance! :)
The Polish Tree is quite alright. The only problem I really had is that there were no Tips and Notes in the later, more complicated skills.
I can't talk about the quality of the course because i haven't done it, but i can show you some data as a reference:
Number of lessons: German 455 Russian 350 Polish 298 Ukranian 209.
Number of words: German 2860 Russian 2280 Polish 1966 Ukranian 1108.
So as you can see, it has less content than Russian course but quite more than the Ukranian one.
The statistics do not necessarily represent a course's content, either in terms of quantity or quality; especially since the word-count includes conjugated forms of verbs, and probably duplicates of the same word in a different grammatical case too.
Working on the Polish tree and on the reverse tree has given me joy and anguish but mostly it's a pleasure. The major pluses are the moderators and the learning community, the main flaw is as Merrowmic said. My anguish comes from my struggle to master future senses, I can keep it gold but it's not sinking in. My joy comes from seeing real life benefits, it's working - I'm communicating more.
I think you'd have a great time here and you're already Slavic savvy :-)
My tree is golden and like Pan Daniel said the moderators earn top marks in my book for thier kind, informative responses. I really wouldn't know how to compare the Polish tree with the other languages since I'm sticking with Polish only at the moment. I feel it's a beautiful language and anything you can glean to help you understand and communicate with the people who speak it is a worthwhile endeavor.
I agree with everyone who complimented the moderators and other helpful native speakers here. They are far more responsive than those of all the other courses I've tried. They continue to show patience, and usually provide very helpful answers to questions. They're probably the best thing about the course, and they're much needed, because the course almost entirely lacks notes (sadly the worst thing about the course, but which hopefully will change in the future when the course is updated).
I really like it im focusing on Portuguese now and its really annoying sometimes because the lessons are so long but when i do polish maybe 1 time a week it is a lot of fun i just fly trough the lessons and i lose track of time i will learn polish properly when im done with Portugese Russian and German