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Please take my survey on your experience with Duolingo! (any languages)

Hello! I am a Spanish and Second Language Studies major at the University of Hawaii. I am working on a research project in my Second Language Learning class and I need opinions about learners' experiences with Duolingo. This survey is informal, confidential and is completely based on your own opinion (there are no wrong answers!) Please respond to my survey at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/l1G45ZYluN6GShtE2

Thank you!

November 28, 2017

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Hello,

One question only allowed me to pick one answer, when multiple answers applied to me. I am referring to the second question: Have you practiced your target language with other forms of instruction than Duolingo? The first four options all apply to me. Just wanted to pop in quickly to let you know. I'm off to check out the rest of the survey now. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Huh that's strange. I didn't restrict answers to just one selection, and I also can't find a way to change the settings for this. For this question, I would ask that you choose the option that is most applicable. That is, if most of your language instruction outside of Duolingo came from formal education, please choose that option; if it came from mostly self-directed learning, please choose that option, and so on.

Thank you very much for your response! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Also, I just noticed that you are posting this to many different forums. When you do that, it clogs up people's Discussion stream feed (when they are subscribed to multiple forums). You've also stepped on a significant forum taboo by posting more than two discussions in a single day. So, you're starting to collect down votes from people to hide the duplicate posts.

When you post something to Duolingo's General forum (This discussion I'm commenting on is in the English General forum), you don't need to post it to Spanish, French, etc. Those forums all have English as the base language, so all of those same people are subscribed to the General forum. If you want to reach a wider audience, you'll need to post to the General forums for the other languages. However, if you do that, you'll want your survey to be in the appropriate language for that forum.

To learn more about how the forums work, I recommend checking out the discussion Duolingo Wiki & FAQ.

I hope this info helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Oh no! Yes, my intent was to reach a wider audience. I didn't realize all the forums were connected, and I certainly didn't mean to break any taboos or clog up anyone's streams. Should I delete some of the duplicate discussions?

Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I recommend removing all but this one. Otherwise, people might start down voting all of them, including this one.

The forums come with a learning curve. It's normal for people to bump into taboos while they are still learning how things work around here. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Done and done! Thank you very much for your help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AKicsiMacska

Is it really only 2 discussions? I thought it was five...

Gosh my whole life up to this point has been a lie xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soolrak

Done. Interesting survey. Thanks a lot and let me know if you need any help like this :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Secretly_a_Jedi

I just did it! Very well put together. :) I enjoyed taking it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InuzukaShino

Don´t have a google account and I don´t want any. Sadly I cannot participate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Aww...I'm sorry to hear that. Thank you for checking it out anyway!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birgit72635

Hi, I have just responded to your survey. It was really interesting but now I am curious if you are able to let us know about the results... I am German and since I am nearly fluent in English due to my school education I have given my answers for my favourite language here in duolingo, Irish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Excellent! You should be able to see the charts and responses to the survey after completing it which will give you an idea of how your fellow Duolingo learners feel about the app. I will follow up later with the conclusion of my research after I have finalized everything and submitted my assignment to my class. So be sure to follow this discussion for updates!

Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Since I have done more than one language on Duo having started from different levels on each I don't know how to respond to this question:

"Please rate your level of proficiency in your target language prior to learning with Duolingo."

Shall I just choose the first language I took and use that as a standard?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Since I have dinked around with a lot of languages here, I only answered considering the ones I've taken most seriously. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Yes please! Thank you for taking the survey! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbriggs831

Good luck with your studies! I filled out the survey keeping Spanish in mind. People might have different responses for their experiences with different languages, you might consider that in a future edition of the survey.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Thank you! Yes, I am discovering a lot of variables that I didn't/couldn't factor into this survey, as I don't have much time or any funding for a proper study. I wanted it to be inclusive of all languages so that I might receive as many responses as possible. But yes you're absolutely right, the learning of each target language is a different experience for each learner, (this is true of any method of instruction) for many reasons. And as JasonMey comments below, "the quality of courses" is different for each language, so it's likely this change in quality would have an effect on learners opinions as well. Thank you for your comment!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonMey

I did your survey, however it may be a good idea to ask which language was studied, as the quality of courses (especially incubator courses) varies.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Thank you! The survey is meant to measure the opinions of Duolingo users more than anything, as opposed to the quality of the courses, which in all honesty, would require an exhaustive review of the course material that I am in no way qualified for yet lol. But I agree, the variability in quality is likely to effect learners' opinions of Duolingo, especially if they are only learning one "incubator" target language, as opposed to a "complete" target language, or multiple languages.

Thank you for your comment!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Hi everyone! Just giving notice that I will close the survey at 7:00 PM Hawaii time tonight as I need to finalize results for my presentation tomorrow. Please feel free to continue to respond until that time. And thanks again to all the participants who have already responded! Mahalo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwkenton83

Hello everyone! The survey is now closed. Thanks again to everyone who participated!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbriggs831

You're welcome. Assuming you're working on a graduate class assignment, which program are you working on? I did a course with a lot of the UoH people earlier this year.

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