https://www.duolingo.com/CherylEh

The stories in lab, absolutely fabulous and fun. Thanks

June 22, 2018

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    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.

    June 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianDome

    Yes I agree too and as a French native, I can tell that the prononciation is like in common life in France (standard French).

    June 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LorettaPresley

    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.

    June 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nyamar17

    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.

    June 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ren918302

    The French ones are great. I wish they had some Italian ones as well.

    June 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

    Indeed.

    June 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarieEgypt1

    Yes! The French ones are cute and funny. Please add more with increased difficulty.

    June 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CherylEh

    Thanks for all your positive input. We agree the stories are great.

    June 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/EvaFatal

    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)

    June 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CherylEh

    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.

    June 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/CherylEh

    We agree and that is a great incentive to continue reading and studying these fabulous stories.

    June 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/GeneralGinne

    I love the stories! I learn 10x as much through the stories than I do with the crowns.

    June 26, 2018
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