The stories in lab, absolutely fabulous and fun. Thanks
I'm very impressed with the quality of the French stories. I haven't looked at the other language's stories, but I hope they are equally good. They are really the only learning resource on Duolingo right now that I am using, as I do not find the crown system useful or enjoyable.
The French stories are really ideal for learners--just the right length and engaging enough to make completing them rewarding for learners. And there's a lot you can understand from context without having a perfect of grammar. My only criticism would be the voices--they become very distorted when they are automatically slowed down after repeated plays, so slowing the sentences down doesn't really help you understand them better.
Yes I agree too and as a French native, I can tell that the prononciation is like in common life in France (standard French).
That is awesome because I don't want to learn stilted "classroom French" :). My mom (native German speaker) said the same about the German ones. That stuff in the lab is really high quality.
I'm surprised how much of the Spanish stories I'm actually understanding. The pop up definitions are really helpful. I hope these stay around.
Yes! The French ones are cute and funny. Please add more with increased difficulty.
I tried the first German Story today, yes, it gives much more effect for an Upper-Intermediate - Advanced learner willing to practise the language fast and fun) Really great)) Now I want to try other languages' stories too)) By reading the comments here)
I agree the crowns are very boring because they are so repetitive, and it is the same material done in regular lessons. I think most learners are interested in communication and that is were the stories shine.
We agree and that is a great incentive to continue reading and studying these fabulous stories.