50 days on Duolingo! I can't believe I lasted!
I wanted to be honest in this post. There have been a lot of language learning sites and resources that I have came across over the years. I was taking classes through the school board years ago and then with a language tutor at my house. Eventually, I started going to another program and that was where I really started to learn. Unfortunately, I had outgrown the age group for the classes and had totally stopped learning at all.
I had always heard of Duolingo but never had positive reviews on it when I would ask around. It was quite a time since I asked of Duolingo when I decided to try it out for myself. I honestly thought, if it's free, then why not just try it. So I signed up and started to explore. My specific interest was in Arabic and so that's where I started and lately I have taken up French.
Here's the thing, I thought I would have that first week of excitement before I would become unmotivated and just stop. This is what happened to me in the past with other online courses. Somehow, I keep finding myself coming back. Even when I was sick in the middle, I was still diligent to complete my daily goal. I hope I stay motivated and will continue to learn new languages.
Thanks to Duolingo, I finally might have a chance at learning a new language!
Well done. Have you seen this https://making.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo ? It helps with long term retention.
I had the opposite happen to me when I started. I thought it would be a chore, a lot of work. I came into it with a mindset that this is going to be dull, boring, difficult work. But I had a hankering to give it a try. I quickly realized that I was enjoying it very much, and was really happy to feel that way. I always tell people who ask that I get the same pleasure from Duolingo as someone would get from working a crossword puzzle or a soduku puzzle. Its a fun challenge. Like putting together a billion piece jigsaw puzzle.
Congrats on making it to 50....keep rolling with it!