Is anyone else bored to death from the French Numbers tree?
I am slowly going through the entire French program (so as to reinforce my studies), but it seems that the Duo writers only talk about white shirts, white ducks, lots of cats, and the possessions of those by s/he or myself.
It would have benefited us so much more to have the lessons mention the many other nouns we have learned - different animals, items of clothing, we could talk about household items, different edibles, etc. And we could use verbs other than Voir and Avoir... Come On! A little more creativity in the lessons to keep us engaged!
- In crown level 0 you will learn all the words
- crown levels 1-4 are explained in
The advice in the English Duolingo Help Center
you don’t have to get to Level 5 right away!
We in fact recommend you don’t get to Level 5 all in one go.
Level 5 is there to show that you have practiced the words in that skill a ton and probably don’t need further practice on it for quite a while. It’s completely optional.
We definitely think we can do a better job of encouraging you not to binge on one skill, though, since that can feel really repetitive.
How can you make the program add new material?
- Tap on a new skill in "crown level" 0 (purple circle)
- do all the lessons in that skill until the skill has reached "crown level" 1 (blue circle)
- tap the next new skill in "crown level" 0 (purple circle)
- etc. etc.
When are you going to do lessons in skills with "crown level" 1-4?
if you need more repetition
my favorite method:
if the "strenght" of a skill is ≤ 75% in your (unofficial, but very useful) progress webpage
I agree at least I actually learn how to speak French with my teacher even though she goes fast, here it's the same words like 100 times repetition is so boring and annoying.
I recommend using the hovering method then. You continue to learn more and more, while still reinforcing skills. Things start to get interesting with it! -> http://making.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo Hope this helps!
Rote memory is reinforced by repetition. Duolingo doesn't just choose the words to introduce. They also use their algorithms to select the methods that reinforce a language efficiently over a wide cross section of students. At some point in the future, you will digest additional words and concepts through conversation and through movies and television by inferring the meaning from context. But a foundation must be laid. Meanwhile, there is nothing to keep you from supplementing your learning with flashcards, YouTube, Duolingo language events, podcasts, or whatever suits you. Be patient. Duolingo is a marathon rather than a sprint.
I would also like some more variety. Duolingo could just make a couple hundred more words and all the lessons would have more variety.