What programs are you using along with duolingo
Hello I am just curious what other people are using out there along with duolingo. I am currently using Living language French along with duolingo and I personally love the combo. Living Language is good for reading and goes into detail with grammar. I later intend to use other methods as well to help me better with speaking and listening better (Living language does well with listening skills) but I am using these programs together because I like the usage of reading, writing, and listening with living language along with everything else that duolingo offers. What are you guys using? FlentU, Rosetta Stone, Babbel, Rocket Language, etc.? Let me know.
Right now I use Youtube, Memrise, Duolingo, I often practice on Tinycards, and sometimes I just try other things.
I use Memrise for pronunciation because sometimes it has you try to hear what native speakers are saying.
I mostly use Readlang, 7jourssurlaplanète, lingvist, l’obs la conjugaision, and I listen to Coffee Break French. My favourite grammer reference is Lawlessfrench.com. I am not really into structured courses though (duolingo is about as much structure as I can handle) so I just try to make sure I am reading/watching/listening to some french everyday. Oh.. and I really like this sight for looking up verbs https://www.vatefaireconjuguer.com
I'm using Memrise, which is great for vocab and word order but not grammar, and Clozemaster which I'm ambivalent on: it has a huge amount of content, but it's not reliably correct.
I'm also using Busuu for Italian, and to be honest I'm not a fan: it doesn't offer much that the combo of Duolingo and Memrise doesn't have. I've not tried it for difficult to pronounce languages like Arabic, Chinese, or even Dutch, though, where the recording and social functions would be helpful.
I'm using a combination of Pimsleur audio courses (good for drilling conversational skill), Fluenz (nicely instructive), Rocket French, Ouino, Rosetta Stone, The Great Courses (with Prof. Ann Williams—outstanding), French Today, two programs from Amigos software called French Verb Games and French Word Puzzles, and a boatload of reference books (including 501 French Verbs) and books of short stories in French. I'm having such a good time with it all!
i'm also using Pimsleur (great in the car - can sometimes find it at your library or buy it second hand on ebay), and Rosetta Stone (free through my library). I started listening to RFI français facile (easy french news - it is 10 minutes long- daily - and has a transcript on line - and free).
I'm a semi-intermediate at French but I think Lingvist can help just about anyone. I was absolutely awful at listening and I credit Lingvist, even though it's dominantly a vocab site, with my grade boost. It basically gives you a sentence for context and then you have to translate the english word that then goes in the sentence but since they say the sentence, it helped my listening. Also now try to watch youtube blogs in my target language but when I was first starting out it was nearly impossible for me to comprehend anything.
I know what you mean. I have been watching a lot of children's stories on youtube and i can comprehend it a of the time. there are subtitles and im like i know that word idk why my ears aren't focusing on them. I feel like i am a sight dominate learner which is my problem. I've only been studying french for about week and a half and can read at a 1st grade level. BUT when it comes to listening and speaking im on mars. lol I will look into lingvist though. Thank you
I've been studying English for some years now and I'm currently using ClozeMaster regularly to learn a little bit more of vocabulary. I remember trying some websites like "Vocabla", "vocabulary.com" but what really works for me is Duolingo, videos on YouTube, movies and TV shows on Netflix and listening to some podcasts. Also, I enjoy reading some websites like 9Gag, BuzzFeed and recommended articles from my Pocket app.