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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!

January 8, 2020

53 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Well done. Have you seen this https://making.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo ? It helps with long term retention.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81A4GhQO

Thank you so much! I will take a look at the article for sure!


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

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing Judit!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George229674

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81A4GhQO

Thank you for sharing your experience. I find everyone has a different story and it's always so fascinating. I kind of came in with the same mindset. I thought it would become a boring task to do every day, but it turned out to be fun. Thank you so much for your kind words!


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

Congrats on reaching 50, no doubt you'll hit 100 in no-time!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin_J2911

Exactly! 50 is the next big step to 100! (Ooohhhh we're halfway theere, woah-oh! Livin' on a prayer!) Woah sorry-- I had a bon jovi attack there....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81A4GhQO

I know! Everyone starts somewhere!


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

Felicidades¡ Kudos for your outstanding milestone!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81A4GhQO

Thank you very much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barney660188

Parabens, amigo!! It's great for motivating you, and it's great that you've kept at it for that long. Nearly 2 months! I started 19 days ago and haven't broken my streak, and I want to make sure that continues. I hope you continue having fun learning languages!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81A4GhQO

Thank you very much for your kind and motivational words. I hope the same to you!


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

Good for you! Good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davey944676

Enjoying it is the main thing. Enjoying it makes it easy :)


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