https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric5Language279

French has 9.75 million people practicing!

Hello everyone! Today, I saw that French has reached 9.75M people!I want to congratulate everyone who is practicing French right now, and not just going through the first lesson and stopping. By September, French should reach 10M people! All I wanted to say!

June 22, 2014

34 Comments


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

wow that is some very good news. I love French and I am never going to give up learning it and becoming fluent!

June 23, 2014

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

thats great news!! However, like what you mentioned, most of them quit after the first lesson. I don't know the real statistics but usually, less than 0.5% actually go much further or even end up finishing the course. whether you think this is nonsense or not, I noticed this when i finished my russian course on memrise and i was the 250th or so, OUT OF 50K. meaning about 250 out of 50,000 people actually finished the course.

June 22, 2014

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

where did you find out what rank you were in finishing? I would like to know how many people really do finish each course

June 22, 2014

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

This was on memrise.com, but it should be relatively the same for all language courses out there. If you use memrise, you can see the leaderboards for the most points on the each course. Once you finished any course, you could see your rank and check how many people started the course, thats what i did. It should be a rough measure how many people finished the course.

June 22, 2014

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

Honestly, I don’t really think you can compare Duolingo and Memrise... They are really two very different animals... Memrise is a very good vocabulary practicing tool (I even have a course I’m building as I’m studying and currently over 100 people are using it), but because it gives you tremendous pressure with the need for “watering” and a LOT at any given time, I would really believe that the “drop-out rate” is way higher than on Duolingo, which is a language learning tool, with much less pressure and more fun... I’m not saying there are no drop-outs, there are a lot, but I really don’t think the rates are comparable, that’s all.

June 24, 2014

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

Agreed. That "watering" part makes me hesitant.

June 24, 2014

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

I've made a few attempts in the past to learn french but didn't make it far, I always regret not finishing though so this time I decided to grow up, man up, and finish what I start haha!

GO FRENCH!

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brady42

I just started duo lingo and I am doing french and spanish. Before I get to far I wanted to ask everyone if this website really does work? If you do finish a whole course can you actually hold a conversation or even really read an article written in the course you finished?

June 24, 2014

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

I don’t know about the Spanish part, but I can tell you a very definitive YES to that. I was able to hold hours of conversations in French after just 2 month or so...

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabi.labuschagne

I've been learning french for about 5 years from different teachers and different programs. When I was told about Duolingo I was like ??!???!?!?! Why didn't anyone tell me this before?!!?!?! So now I'm slowly progressing, my streak always dying on the weekends >-< Ah well! and I encourage you all to continue! I've suffered through five years of learning nothing and now I will continue for another 5 years with Duolingo. . . . learning something. Hope you liked my story =]

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

nous sommes impressionnants.

June 22, 2014

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

most of them are inactive , duolingo has just 2M active users

June 23, 2014

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

That would be okay if we believed that they had learned the language they came here for. :-)

June 23, 2014

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

May I ask where you got that figure from? Not contesting, just wondering.

June 24, 2014

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

just guessing , but i believe it's near that figure

June 25, 2014

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

I am French so WELCOME and thanks to love our language :)

June 23, 2014

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

I hated it before to be honest... well... before I got to know it... now I love it! C’est vraiment une extrêmement belle langue!

June 24, 2014

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

I'm a new guy studying French on the Website. Hope to meet guys to practice with me !!!!!

June 23, 2014

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

I'm sure you will find plenty of people to interact with here at Duolingo! Keep learning and involving yourself with the community. I'm a French-starter-learner too. ^^ Good luck with completing your tree! :D

June 23, 2014

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

i came to duolingo to learn spanish but now im interested in french so wish me luck right now i find it a lot harder than spanish : but its a pretty language and i hope to learn it : )

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric5Language279

Good luck.

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Plar87

This is wonderful news to read. I do not dare attempt to write this in French. I do not have the vocabulary yet. The thought and desire is there nevertheless.

June 24, 2014

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

❤GRATZ!❤ ~Random

June 23, 2014

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

Awesome sauce. Would hate to lose my streak. At my rate, I could finish this course December or early January next year.

June 23, 2014

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

Great, I started recently but will finish this course and never will give up. I like french so much.

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sally12345678910

i started recently to but i love it and wont stop till i finish!!

June 23, 2014

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

thanks!

June 23, 2014

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

Trés bien tout le monde

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sally12345678910

merci

June 23, 2014

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

Yeah :) I started learning French from this site 6 days ago and have been enjoying it a lot

June 24, 2014

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

Yay! Good luck, everyone!

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaraB1

wow! that is a lot of french learners!

June 24, 2014

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

That is really nice! I hope the numbers keep increasing.

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lovemckenna47

Yay!

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