Duolingo is just so fun.
I've never before imagined that learning a new language could be this easy and fun. It's like playing games. I feel great joy after I finish each lesson. Well I'm a Korean and there isn't a French course for Koreans, which means I have to take French for English speakers. That's even better because I can practice English and French at the same time. So cool :D
It's the same for me! My native language is French, and I study Spanish for English speakers, two classes at once :-P
I hope the "French for Korean speakers" will be soon on the site, because I'd like to see the "Korean for French speakers" too! :-P I don't know if they have enough people to participate to the creation of the course?
What was your motivations for learning French?
I always liked France. I have the image that France is very much romantic, and I love romance! I also love the soft and elegant pronunciation of French. Sooo attractive! (blushes) I don't know about Korean for French, but I submitted an application of making a Korean course for English speakers. No news yet, I hope I pass :)
It would be great! A lot of French young people learn Korean now, because of Psy and the other popular Korean singers.
I am SO READY for Korean-for-English; I really hope that you get approved to begin. I think the Korean alphabet will be easier to adapt duolingo to than other languages with more complex characters.
Until then I'll keep working on Korean on my own. :)
PERCE_NEIGE what do you think about computerized french voice in DL? Do you think it's articulate and clear enough for the beginners?
Unlike spanish, I have some issues with DL's french voice. chien= chienne in DL's french voices
There are hardly any differences btw 'ien' and 'ienne'!!! when there should be and other stuffs too.
In my opinion, voices are not perfect, but there are not so bad that the users say. Most of the time they're complaining about being unable to hear a letter (but the letter is mute :-p)
I'm sure than if I record the sentences with my own voice, they will have problem too. I found an interesting site, Forvo, and I recorded some of the sentences and posted links to help the learners when they were complaining the computerized voice was awful, but Forvo removed the sentence, and let only the words alone, because they don't accept full sentences, I try to find another site, I'll record the French sentences and post them.
a french teacher whose parents came from Morocco.. was a wonderful teacher in Korea
There is much to be said of the culture of the three wonderful Countries
I agree, Duolingo is fun and has been a very pleasant surprise! It's undeniable proof that education doesn't have to be a chore. I wouldn't want Duolingo to be my primary learning tool, though. I'd say it's a great supplement to more traditional programs that teach you the "why" behind everything you're learning. For me, Fluenz + Ouino + Duolingo has been a very effective combination, but everyone will have a different combination that works best for them.
Yes, I agree with that part. DL is effective, that is undeniable, but it doesn't have enough descriptions.