Duolingo Tree = Done
Last June 7, 2014, I have finally finished my Duolingo Tree. I started learning French in school for a 3 months course though I did not learn much from it, it did give me some basic knowledge of French vocabulary, phrases and grammars. Years passed, I started dating a French guy who became my motivation in learning a language. As I was on my favorite website (Ted.com) I have stumbled upon one of their talks which is about creating Duolingo. I was so happy to know about it, that I started to make an account and started learning French.
I was obssessed with Duolingo that I used it more than four hours a day (Crazy! i know right? I have no social life :p ) But then, i became busy and used Duolingo less, I did a two week vacation around Asia, during that time I was on hiatus from learning French. I came back home and I have lost that motivation, although I still try to use it, I didnt spend so much time on it. I found myself learning Duolingo but with a different goal. I was rushing through the subjects, some Duo users even noticed how fast I was on the Tree. Right now, I am back again on my previous lessons and seeing how much I really learned.
While using Duolingo there are just some things that I learned from it:
- never rush on a lesson and take your time. Please, do not follow my example and stay in a lesson until you have learned it by heart.
- it is not a competition. On my experience I was jealous on some Duo users who has already passed the tree at level 16 or less. :p
- You have to practice outside Duolingo, talk to people that speaks the language and they can also help you if you commit a mistake.
My new goal is to reached the perfect score on Duolingo's time practice !
I guess that is all I wanted to say. Good luck to everyone and Have a good day :-)
salut, je vous félicite d’abord , et je vous pose une question: comment vous sentez votre niveau du français maintenant ? je voudrez savoir c'est duolingo a aidé pour vous parlez couramment le français ou bien améliore-il votre écrit ? et est-ce que vous utilisez autre moyens efficaces pour apprendre le français a part duolingo ? c'est votre réponse est positive, mentionnez les s'est il vous plait, et merci d'avance.
D'abord, j'aime bien Duo. J'ai fini ma arbre d'apprentissage dans janvier. C'était un bon programme, mais ce n'est pas le meilleur à vous aider parler couramment. J'ai pu lire bien, bien sûr, mais mes écritures ni mon comprehension oral n'étaient pas bons. Mon parlé n'était pas bien.
Je pratiquais mes écritures sur lang-8 et italki. J'ai regardé beaucoup des medias français. Finalement j'ai commencé parler avec des gens français sur skype grace à italki. Je fais de mon mieux chaque jour. Un jour, j'aimerais bien parler couramment.
Mais j'aime encore Duo. C'est l'une de le meilleur pour qui voudrait commencer à apprendre.
Bonne courage !
Merci pour votre intervention, elle est riche en expérience. Et selon votre écriture dans ce commentaire vous avez un bon niveau, je vous félicite et je vous souhaite un bon courage.
Merci! First of all, I will answer in English, from their I think you know that I am not fluent enough. I created my account on Duolingo end of february this year but really started using it March. By that, it means that I have very short time and still manage to finish my tree. In my statement above, I have said that i rushed throughout the lessons. I would like to compare my level is like a young child learning its first words. I can read a short stories (Boule et Bill, my fave) without checking the dictionary, google translate. My vocabulary is limited, that is why I often stop myself from conversing in French. I think that I am better in translatin French text to English compared to English to French. Immersions have really helped me alot in this category. I never really practice with verbal communication as no one speaks the langauge, My listening skills is average but it should be very slow, I have to say that I am better in written.
ah d'accord, je vous souhaite plus d'avancement dans votre apprentissage, et merci encore.
And lastly, My french friend told me that I have definitely improved though I don't want to consider his opinion as I think it is biased. Overall, I think I still have a long way to go but definitely far from where I was before. I hope that I answer your question. thank you
je vous encourage, il faut aller pas par pas, et vous aurez votre but, merci.
Mes félicitations. La persévérance finit par payer un jour. :) Where there is a will, there is a way. Nota bene, l'idiome en anglais n'est pas l'exacte traduction de ma phrase. Cela vient plutôt de Vouloir c'est pouvoir.
Very motivational and practical advice. Thank you. Once you've completed the French tree there is the Spanish and Italian. The number of Duolingo trees keep on growing so there's plenty to learn! Good luck!
Thanks! But I think that I will stick to french firts until I have learn them all by heart. But i am not closing my doors to other languages. I will try to learn German next. :-)