Thank You, Duolingo
I felt as though it needed to be said, although I've no clue where to post this properly. But to whatever amazing people created Duolingo, and to anybody who contributed to it, thank you. I may not always be consistent with doing my lessons, and I may be unable to make up my mind on which one I want to focus on learning, but I would be bored more often than not if it weren't for Duolingo. As I am a person who values intelligence, the chance to learn any language at all is an amazing opportunity and the selection of so many different languages is an even better prospect. I started on Duolingo with learning Italian, though mind you, I cannot remember why. All I remember knowing is that Duolingo was a free place to learn another language. I wrote this to thank everybody contributing to Duolingo, and to thank my fellow language learners. I'm glad I found this website. I have not finished learning a language yet, but believe me, I am everlastingly grateful. Grazie, Duolingo. Grazie.
Totally agree! I sometimes have a moan when they play around with the features because, like most humans, I'm a little resistant to change when I've gotten used to something. But if I step back for a second, it's amazing the amount of work that has gone into creating this product, from which I have derived so much benefit in my life without paying a penny!
Agreed. I only came to Duolingo to get ready for a class I have to take, and I really didn't expect it to be so... lovely? I suppose yes that's the right word. It was clearly a labor of love. I haven't been around long enough to spend very much time seeing the sight grow but I plan to be here in the far future.
Thank you for sharing that ! I feel like although some changes indeed are regrettable (removing clubs) and some others could be welcome, Duo is a great chance ! It gives the opportunity to learn languages for free with courses that allow not only to practice on sentence structure (rather than just vocabulary) but also to exchange with other people and ask questions, which are often answered.
So I completely agree with you !
I believe in "Stop complaining, start learning" policy. Even though there are negtive comments here and there, it's better and healthier to find something positive about life. And simply enjoy it! Duolingo is absolutely amazing. It has so many great features, it's motivating and wow.... it's free. I'm so happy that I've found this website! I'm starting with learning German, but in time I plan to learn some new languages as well. Good luck with your learning everyone! Have a great day.
I agree. After letting my German fluency slip over the past 15 years or so I was so grateful to come across this site. It's encouraged me to start again and not waste all my studies and I am loving having the German language back in my life again. Also thought I'd give Spanish a try too!