https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilovejin

HOW TAKING A BREAK FROM DUOLINGO HELPED MY LANGUAGE LEARNING <3

hello all!

I took a 2 month break from all technology for my mental and physical health. Of course, this means no duolingo for me! I wanted to keep on learning Korean and I was surprised to discover that it was a bit of an improvement!

Here's why:

1) My memory. I have fell into the habit on duolingo to rely on my memory instead of taking notes when discovering new words/phrases etc. Or taking a screenshot and never really coming back to it (the screenshot gets lost amidst K-Pop album covers and dumb memes in my photo gallery) I found with books and flashcards I was more inclined to write.

2) I missed books! I got the KoreanFromZero series to try and I don't think I'll go back! It's much either to find wanted information than online because (in classic teen behaviour) I get distracted easily online.

3) I'm sorry... THE FORUMS ARE TOO DISTRACTING! I think the forum is a good resource, but it has way too many unrelated to language posts and that is a distraction for people who genuinely want to learn a language.

4) Absence of tech made me want to do something productive with my time away and I set aside time daily to learn languages.

That's my reasons! Comment if you have any more reasons/ways to make my post better/your own experience with no technology/DiD yOu MiSs mE?!

ily all Mia xxx

August 28, 2019

56 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LexxieStinky

i agree, i usually just use duolingo to learn new words. their way of teaching hangul was difficult which is why i used other resources to learn it.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

I had the same problem, and taking a break helped me too! My brain was just giving out because I was trying to get it to remember things, but it just wouldn't! So I took a break for about a month lol and now I remember things much better. Although I don't use duolingo much, I kinda only use it to talk with others and ask questions, but I use Lingodeer and it's been much better with actually getting you to remember words and sentence structure. I strongly recommend taking a break for those who are struggling with remembering :) ps I'm an army too! ^^ Yoongi's my bias -^w^-

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOCELYNSCO9

안녕하세요!! YESSSS YOONGI STAN uwu lmao

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HOILDAGond

안녕하세요

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/znpkocoglu

안녕 :)

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilovejin

Hiiii :))

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roserific

a break from technology can really improve language skills and practice. i agree 100%

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SheenaBastet

Returning sometimes to good old books and write down lessons by hand is important ^^

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilovejin

Yes, I totally agree xx

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOCELYNSCO9

Yes, all people learning new languages should take breaks from time to time to help strengthen their learning memory and because its good for your overall health to take breaks from technology. I also agree with using flashcards to help with learning korean i think i might try that lol

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParkJimin307567

I think taking a break helped me because it gave me the opportunity to remember words and phrases with real life examples.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

I agree. I had the same problem too. I realizes that taking a break is the best. I, once take a break for only 2 days and I came back to Duolingo and I've got all correct!

So, I agree with you. Taking a break is the best solution ever!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Yo! I just want y'all to know I love Bts - Jimin

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Omg he's my bias wrecker XD him and Jk. Yoongi's my bias tho ^^

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

Omg! Mine too! He's my bias too! Jugkook also!

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

So, uuummmm......, Bonjour!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Bonjour jiminchimmy 12 J'adore aussi les BTS. J'ai décidé d'apprendre l'anglais afin de comprendre les vidéos de YouTube. Et leurs paroles quand elles sont traduites en anglais. C'est un peu difficile mais je persévère. À bientôt Army

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Guess what? I LOVE EM ALL! - Yeonjunpanda

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Yes me too! ^^

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Woah, combien de temps êtes-vous fan? Au fait, je viens d'apprendre le français, je suis débutant. J'utilise Google Traduction - Laetitia656701 -

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Bonjour Je suis Fan Army depuis avril de cette année. J'ai connu les BTS grace à ma fille. J'écoute tous les jours. Ils me font du bien au moral. Je les adore tous. Ils sont formidables chacun à leur façon. Bravo pour le français c'est une langue très difficile même pour nous les français. Bon courage et encore bravo.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Oh vraiment, wow. Quel âge a ta fille. J'ai 12 ans. J'ai aimé le BTS depuis l'année dernière. Merci et quel est votre nom? - Laetitia656701

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Mon prénom est laetitia j'ai 45 ans eh oui une vielle Army hihihi ma fille a 16 ans. Elle écoute les BTS depuis 2016 son bias est RM.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

So...., what are yor names? and how old are u? - Nadyne_Ezral & Yeonjunpanda

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

I would rather not say my name hehe sorry but i'm 13 turning 14 on october 13th omg wait you homeschool to!?!?? I'm homeschooled!! That's really cool!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

yeah! high-five! It's okay for not be able to say your name! So since when you were homeschooled?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

I'm Nadyne, 13 years old girl. I'm a homeschooler. and I'm learning Korean since early 2019 I guess... Nice to meet you. How about you?

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

OK y'all, .... so I'm 12 turning 13 on March. My name is Prachi. I LOVE JIMIN. HE IS MY MOCHI! Yeonjunpanda, at least tell me your gender. I go to robinson middle school in texas... wait for it ......AMERICA!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

MOCHI!, MOCHI!, MOCHIIIIIIIII!

September 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Do you'all know Blackpink!?

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

Of course!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Well..., do u like em?

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nadyne_Ezral

Of course! Lisa and Jennie are my favorites! I like them because they rap!

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

Also, just to make sure, we all friends, right? ( I'm adding a lot of commas )

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

I LOVE JENNIE! She my bias

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

I have friends at my school with bts and blackpink bias BTS:- Suga- Kylin ( my BFF ), Hobi- Sehrish, Jimin- Me, Jin- Khadisha, Joonie- Yupserria, Tae- Georgia, Junkook- Maggie, I SHIP YOOMIN AND JENMIN

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

For BLACKPINK, Jennie- Me, Rose- Kylin, Jisoo- Khadisha, Lisa- Maggie, Kylin ships yoomin too ( yoongi and jimin )

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

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September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

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September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminChimmy12

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September 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

ce message pour vous dire bonjour de la part d'une Army française

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Bonjour!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

bonjour tu vas bien ? :)

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Bien merci! Et tu? Savez-vous l'anglais? C'est ma langue maternelle

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Hello just little I learn but it is hard for me.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Ah d'accord! Nous parlerons en français alors parce que je suis assez bon pour ça :3

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Merci beaucoup ce sera plus simple pour moi hihi.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Oui bien sûr! ^^

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Es tu fan des BTS depuis longtemps ? J'ai commencé à écouter leurs chansons en avril afin de connaître le groupe car nous sommes allée ma fille et moi ensemble au concert de Paris. C'était génial trop hâte de les revoir.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Oui je les écoute depuis environ 2 ans! Oh mon dieu tu es allé à un concert!? C'est tellement génial! Je voudrais pouvoir aller à un!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laetitia656701

Oui je suis allée au stade de France c'était immense !! Le concert était génial on aspire ma fille et moi l'année prochaine afin d'y retourner Jin à promis de revenir en France. Je te souhaite un jour d'y aller. C'est juste exceptionnel. Ma chanson préférée du moment est Tomorrow. Et toi ?

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yeonjunpanda

Ce est tellement cool! Oui j'espère que je peux aussi! Ma chanson préférée est Crystal Snow!

September 3, 2019
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