https://www.duolingo.com/NickyCleaver

Is my progress too slow?

Hey, I have been doing duolingo for about 3/4 months now almost everyday and have only completed about 1/4 of the tree. I hear so many people say that they complete it in no time but I can't see how this is possible.

I currently keep repeating lessons a lot so that is goes in my head, is this the best strategy or should I just go ahead?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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It took me nearly two years to finish the tree. And that took about 45 minutes a day on average nearly every day (about 100 points daily effort). And I still do not have anywhere near 100% comprehension of the tree. Just put in daily effort and do not give up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Go at whatever rate makes you feel comfortable. I just recently finished my tree, and if you look at my streak (currently 385), I can tell you it took me over a year.

Different people go at different rates for different reason.

(Most often) people who complete the tree quickly, already have a good understanding of the language. These people just test out of most the skills, and don't really 'learn' on duolingo, but use it as a source for review.

Others who complete their tree early, get caught up in the gaming aspect of duolingo, and don't really learn the material. I've seen several users in this category who regret their decision, and some have even deleted their progress and ended up starting over.

Some people have a natural aptitude for learning languages (or a really good memory). They can simply move through the tree quickly. They are the lucky ones.

There are people like me, who while highly motivated, but has to take things slower for them to sink in.

Many people are a mix of the categories.

Don't let other people speed discourage you. Do what you feel is best for you and enjoy the program!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForgedbyHistoria

Just do what works for you. Other people are probably racing with each other and have forgotten why they're here. Edit-Some of those people may have already obtained a high level of their target language before using this site and tested out of a lot of lessons.

There are so many words and grammar rules to learn that it's just going to take some time before you reach a comfortable level. Focus on yourself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/invader4000

do what is best for you, and works for you. people are different. I need many many repetitions to learn stuff, but when i finally do, they dont really dissapear again. 10 years ago i took my drivers license.. and i can still pass the written test :P

I have been learning Italian for 16 days total. And I'm about to finish "Food 2" .. dont know if fast or slow. but i rarely loose hearts in them now

Do what works for you, and good luck :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azureskye
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Progress is progress. As long as YOU are learning, you are doing WONDERFUL!

Remember: there are people on Duolingo who do amazing, some finish it in days. It has happened. But I am human, so are you and I know that I have trouble learning everyday. I get bored, I get tired, I get slow. It is you learning the language, so do it the way you want. Nobody can force you to learn it. Besides: Slow and steady wins the race.

Also, repeating is what I do most. Practicing a WHOLE LOT is the best thing you can do.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx
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Some people can learn a language faster than others, so you should go at your own pace. I completed the Portuguese tree in 55 days, and if I keep my schedule I should finish the Italian tree in 14 days (it's been almost a month since I started it), other languages like German and French took me months and I didn't even go through half of the course. If you want you can set a goal, completing two skills each day for example, that will make you go faster and you'll be learning at a steady pace, but if you don't feel ready for the next skill don't hesitate on repeating the ones you need to.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AMH-AshleyMarie

If you want to go faster, maybe find someone to speak your lessons with a little bit each day so they sink in faster? I might write some of the phrases down on cards and pull them out when i can use them each day to talk to my kids lol. They won't know what Im saying, but using it everyday like we do our first language will help. But really, it doesn't matter how long it takes. You earn all of your progress and review is very important! As long as you are learning and keep having fun with it, Keep on keepin on!

4 years ago
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