https://www.duolingo.com/jorno1

How much has this duolingo course helped you after finishing tree?

I'm currently working on the korean tree and i don't expect to become 100% fluent in korean because of it. But i do wonder however how much it has helped other people with understanding korean after finishing the tree? For example: can you understand most of the lyrics of a k pop song now or can you read a simple news article?

January 28, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bnbnb2

보조적으로 활용하는데 좋아요. 그렇지만 듀오링고로만으론 한계가 있어요.

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Feikkisieni

Hard to say because I haven't used just Duolingo. I do usually understand what the songs are about even if I don't understand 100% everything. News for me still depend on the news. ^^' Duo mostly helps to learn basic grammar and vocab and yes, for example quotation might be something useful when it comes to understanding basic news. But to do so I do admit that one would need more sources than Duo. For example 1000 most used Korean words is something worth looking into. There is a vocab set like that on Memrise if you use the app, or you can also find the list here https://www.topikguide.com/6000-most-common-korean-words-1/. I heard that knowing 1000 most used words of a language can help one to understand even 70% of all the basic texts they read, and 2000 words 80%.

If one properly learns everything that Duo has to offer I believe that they should very well be able to understand grammar patterns on the kind of level that they can take unknown patterns apart to find out what they mean, know what to look for to find out what they need and just have somekind of a basic instict about what sounds about right and what does not.

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/avanade

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Feikkisieni

아바나데씨 항상 응원해주셔서 감사합니다 :)

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jocylin

It's good for supplemental learning not as the sole source. So I'd say after completing the tree I have improved upon the Korean I already knew not really learned more (other than a few words). In terms of understanding kpop lyrics or reading news article I'd say a hard NO. You simply don't learn enough from duolingo to be able to do that and you don't really know what you are learning. It's more like an applied phrase book than an actual explanatory learning tool. You don't learn why you are using certain grammar points, you just copy them so then applying your knowledge outside of duolingo becomes a challenge because you don't actually know the rules of the language.

February 16, 2018
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