Your experience for Duolingo
hello every body i am really happy For my participation in duolingo Now i can talk and get to know others in English, knowing that it is the international language . and you tell me about your experience of Duolingo
With my salutation
I played around with Duolingo when I first joined but was not really serious about learning a new language.
In May 2017 - That all changed when I visited France on a layover and I was unable to enjoy myself to the extent I would have liked... or to the extent I could have in an english or spanish speaking country (I speak both fluently). With that trip in mind and the horror of being lost in a country where I dont speak the language, I set the goal of visiting France the following year for a trip and really taking my language acquisition seriously this time.
May 2017-May 2018 - I used Duolingo almost every day and when I used it, I completed at least 50xp/day. Some days I would go crazy and complete a few skills and get 500+ xp, others it was just my set minimum of 50xp and then I would go on with whatever else I had going on in my busy schedule. About halfway through the year on duolingo, and after having finished the "tree" (or all skills once). I started doing online tutoring/conversations through "iTalki" which I found extremely useful for 1) putting everything I learned into practice, 2) speaking/listening at my own pace. I also used a number of video series on Youtube which I watched religiously. Easy French videos (from EasyLanguages youtube page) and anything "avec sous titres" . all of that was done with Duolingo still playing a role as I worked (and continue to work) towards level 25.
May 2018 - I went back to France (and actually tacked Morocco on as well) and was really really really pleased with the results a year gave me. I met some really cool people during my time in Paris and Morocco who did not speak english or spanish so I was forced to either walk away from the conversation or put my hard-work into practice. After about three days of non-stop French in Paris, I noticed everything starting to come easier to me and even had many people comment on how good my french was (apparently very bad french is to be expected from Americans?). In any case, I think Duolingo ultimately gave me the words and grammar to build on, but it was not the only thing helping me learn. You must must MUST talk and talk often in order to really acquire the language in my view.
Update for 2019, I plan on visiting Italy, Switzerland, Germany, so I am currently working through the same approach as above for Italian (which I find easy now that I have done french and already having known Spanish basically from birth) and German (much harder IMO compared to Romance langs) but the challenge and the thought of being able to speak even basic german within a year makes me super excited to keep learning! The method you use to study is just as important as the motivation or whatever is driving you, so you should put just as much thought into that!
Oh! and I would also like to learn Mandarin once Italian/German are complete! Then I think I should be able to converse with and travel around a good chunk of the world, and its a big place!
My experience hasn't gotten me much further than picking up a few words in conversation, but I'm proud nonetheless :)
It's been short.
Congratulations! I'm glad to hear you are enjoying Duolingo and English. I started learning French on Duolingo because my wife knows some French and I wanted to take her on a vacation to France. The vacation didn't work out, but I am still glad I chose to learn.
I also finished the Spanish and Esperanto trees, and learned some Swahili, Chinese, and Japanese. I am trying to pick my next language while I work on the French-English tree. I think it will be Portuguese.
Duolingo has been great for my reading and writing comprehension and fantastic for vocab but I struggle a lot with the listening/speaking aspect. I'll eventually move on to HelloTalk when I finish my French tree so I can begin to speak to others who speak French fluently.
I travelled Europe for six weeks last year with my mother and found that my horrible high school French put me in a better position than the rest of our group. I'll be going back to Paris in 2019/2020 to visit family in Holland for Christmas and my mum has promised me a trip to Disneyland if I can speak French enough to get us around the city.
for me this is a great experience i learn an another language and you tell me your experience about duolingo
tell me your experience about duolingo do you think in 6 months you can speak english like an american
Hi Dada, I'm french Canadian and I learn English because I want travel . To know English is a good thing to travel. Why do you want to learn English. What country do you come from? Have a good day.
In my opinion, some people wants to learn too many languages at the same time. It is not so difficult to add others languages and have a very low level on Duolingo, just to say we learn more languages. I am not a machine and I am proud because I started to learn again German after 25 years and just discovered Esperanto which is completely new to me. It is wonderful to discover others languages but I think that we must focuss on few ones and speak / undersand them well. I can try Italian or Portuguese but I am not interested and it will be too much for me. I am also spending a lot of time on Duolingo and hope that you are all enjoying! Sorry for my English. Cheers from France!