Thank you Duolingo for the new tree, lecture notes and everything!
I've just realized that I rarely take my time to appreciate and be thankful for all of those free beautiful things that people share with each other on the internet. All of the lessons and tutorials that in many cases can be life-changing, and that we probably would not be able to access if they were not free. Usually people take for granted all of the things we find online, forgetting that some real person is making them.
I would like to thank all the people behind this applications, workers and volunteers, who spent hours and hours working very hard on these language courses, improving them and make them more helpful. Also, for doing everything you can to keep knowledge free and accessible for everyone. People like you change the world and make it more beautiful every single day!
Now about the new tree, it is incredible, less repetitive and much more fun. I have impression that topic are better organized and examples are more related to real life situations. Also, exercises where you have to recognize how to write different sounds are super useful! New grammar notes are fun, well written and really helpful! Lately I had hard time to motivate myself but this change really put me in a good mood!
Have a nice day everyone!
I just started Duolingo 3 1/2 months ago so wasn't really familiar with the old stuff. I am so glad to see your note, though, as you are Soooo right! People take time to turn up in droves to criticize, complain and otherwise show their disapproval. In fact, I had to ask soon after I began how much people were paying to use Duolingo and I couldn't understand the concept of bashing and entitlement for something that was free!
This has been educational to me in more ways that just language, let's say! LOL. We can keep some good posts and news and feelings going in the discussions too, though. They may not be as exciting but they are so much healthier!
I just realized I could get a sampling of the French tree by looking over the first lesson then trying the test if it was something I was familiar with from my study and use of French years ago. I was very pleasantly surprised to find a lot of consistency within the skills. That helps me know what I need work in and exactly how to refine my skills now.
I hope you continue to enjoy your "study".
Yes, also many thanks from me to the hard-working people who brought to us the revised tree. More words, more practice, and even if I nominally "lost" some progress getting the opportunity to revise my learning with new material actually feels extremely useful. So, thanks again, and I hope that people working on other languages have the energy for occasionally giving us the opportunity for new learning.
Have a nice day to you too KatarinaCat13:) Hope you have fun with your tree!
Thank you for this fun, encouraging note! Keep your positive behavior. It's really uplifting and encouraging;)
I wish I understood how to access the new tree consistently. I was getting it for a couple of days, but now I am back to the older tree (with some new sections) but the newer tree, for the skills I was working with, really was designed better. Less repetitive and sentences that actually made sense, but now I cannot access it.
Thanks for the positive thread! I was within a couple weeks of finishing the old tree, but now I have a lot more to do. But I decided to view that as a good thing because I'm learning a lot of new material this way. À tout le monde, enjoy and learn lots!
Is there somewhere a serious discussion of the new tree ? Like why the "Technology" is more about Nostalgia and imperfect tense and less about ... its meaning? Or what was wrong with the old tree? Or why the selections questions are so seriously below the standards of the others ? Otherwise, I am grateful also, but that is another story.