What other learning methods do you use? (beside Duolingo)
Duolingo is very good but do you use other learning methods or courses beside Duolingo to learn French? What are they? How do you back up? (I mean online mostly)
When I was first learning I used BBC french, specifically "Ma France"
A BBC film crew goes on a tour of France with a French guide, who speaks nice and slowly. Subtitled in both languages, which you can turn on and off independently. There are also lots of exercises, but I think Duolingo's are better :)
The one true secret is to read, read, read. Read as many French novels and newspapers as you can get your hands on. That's the only way you'll stand any chances of actually mastering the language, instead of just mangling it. Plus, it's an incredible feeling to be able to read Camus, Proust, Sartre, Hugo and all the others in the original.
I supplement by following the podcasts from Coffee Break French (I use their iphone app to listen to their audio podcasts, but I think there's more on their website). There is plenty of free material (good quality) which is really cool, plus I find the teaching style just perfect for me.