LOL, I agree with you. The German course is good, but when I practiced speaking to a German speaker, I found out I was pronouncing many of the words wrong. Thankfully with other apps, German speakers, and videos, my pronunciation is better.
oh no now I'm second guessing my pronunciation haha :) This is good to know. I'll pay attention to practicing pronunciation via a separate means. I do agree that thus far the german course has been good.
I found it effective because there were so many topics. I was nowhere near fluent when I finished the course, but I ended up understanding quite a lot of what I heard or read. Here are a few things it allowed me to do: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16951145