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I have seen people listing some of the different resouces that they have used to aid them in their language learning when responding to various discussion post. If anyone would be interested in listing them, I would like to know what things different people are doing to help them learn. Are you using other websites, making flashcards, only Duolingo? How is it benefiting you? My other resourses are listed below, hopefully it will help someone. If you don't mind, descibe yours. 1. In addition to using Duolingo, I have a couple of intro Spanish books that I used in college and I use them for the grammar and to look up things that I can not find on here. 2. I also use another community-based language learning site called Busuu, www.busuu.com. I have found it usful to learning different vocabulary from what I find on DL and it allows you to connect with native speakers. In order to complete a lesson, you have to submit a short writing sample on the topic you just studied and you can pick a few native speakers to correct your sample. There is also a section where you can talk to a native speaker, either typing only or talking. You can pay, I think around $100/year, to get acess to grammar lessons. I have not paid for the extra access because having Spanish textbeeks and using the "Tips and Notes" section here on DL has been extremely helpful. So I can't comment on how useful their grammar lessons are. 3. I have recently started using Memrise, www.memrise.com, to learn more vocabulary. There are several courses on this site that can help you learn vocabulary and common phrases. I love the app because it allows you to download the course so you can use it on the go when you do not have internet/cellular access. This function has been extremely helpful because now when I am on the subway, I spend time to learn new vocab and do not have to worry about carrying around books and notepads.

4 years ago

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Zachary, why not try a site run by another Zachary (also from New York, I think).Zambombazo has articles aimed mainly at teenage learners but has interesting bits on Latin Music and culture and related exercises and links.

http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/

Also try Quizlet

http://quizlet.com/subject/duolingo-spanish/

Good luck.

4 years ago

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Thank you, I'll definitely check it out!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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https://www.duolingo.com/BaconAddict
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This looks like it will definitely be useful. Thanks a lot!

4 years ago