I've seen many people who have achieved really high levels, have finished trees, and have incredibly long streaks, and these are the people who inspire me to learn languages.
What inspires you?
And by that I do not only mean the idea of "hey look I know languages!" but the access to many sources of knowledge that are not translated into my language (or into English). Books, movies,tv shows and documentaries, but also primary sources like letters and all that stuff. Knowing a new language helps me have access to all of that.
But also the possibility of working/living in any other places (specially those of the first five languages of my list.) After all "When in Rome, do as the romans do", and that, for me, includes speaking the language.
Learning about others' cultures through the languages they speak.
In the four or so years that I've committed to self-learning languages, I've met a lot of people all over the world, and had so many enlightening conversations. Language forces me outside my bubble, and gives me different perspectives on life. That inspires me every day.
Dear Lost Sun,
Duolingo. Duolingo is my motivation.
I have a lot of motivations, honestly. There are so many things that inspire me to learn foreign languages. But Duolingo really is the ultimate and main point and reason I'm here today.
I have started learning a lot of languages here on Duolingo, about 7, and even though only my French course shows, all the while I am studying many more!
Duolingo is a really helpful resource and I think most of us using it currently agree with me that we wouldn't have as much knowledge of languages had Duolingo not existed.
I thank the creators of Duolingo for being so willing to help us. That is my motivation because if they are willing to help other people learn languages, and if they put up so much effort, why shouldn't we do the same? We should show Duolingo how much we appreciate their hard work.
If they can do, why can't we?
Thank you SO much, Duolingo. I wouldn't be where I am today without your help and non-stop encouragement. Keep up the good effort!
Yours truly, Umaiza Faruqui!
My main motivation is the leaderboard. I always want to be near the top and I will do everything I can to get to the top 3. It's difficult when you follow more than 200 people. (>_<)
I'm not talking about just the weekly or monthly leaderboard, I am talking about the all-time leaderboard, too. It feels awesome to pass someone on there! (✯◡✯)
And then there's my tree goal: complete every single tree. That keeps me motivated and also curious and intrigued.
After I complete every single tree, I will be focusing on getting as many languages to Lv. 25 as possible. I also want to hit 1 million total XP.
Now that I am so close to 1000, keeping the streak going is part of my daily inspiration.
Aside from that, I have a specific goal for my learning of Spanish and Hebrew, so I need to stick to my daily commitment. The other languages are just for fun because learning is fun.