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I'm losing all motivation. Please help me....

I've barely started learning french and i just reached checkpoint 1. I'm already losing motivation to practice.The only reasons i practice these days to maintain my streak and go up a league. I can't get used to french verbs and often forget the meaning or usage or pronunciation during the lesson.Everyone around me seems to think learning a language from an app is a bad idea. Everyone keeps saying i could just enroll in proper french classes when this quarantine thing is over. At this point i'm losing motivation to LEARN. Please help me r advise something...........

May 11, 2020



Jasmine, the other posters have all suggested good ideas. I'll add my two cents worth; just don't worry about what other people tell you about language learning. Maybe you can adjust your daily goal to the lowest setting to maintain your streak (if that's important) to just do a little bit of French daily without overdoing it. Supplement your Duo lessons with something fresher and potentially more exciting like youtube French videos.
I hope you don't give up; learning a language is SO worth the effort!
Salut !


As far as motivation goes - ask yourself "why?". Why did you start? What do you hope to achieve.

As far as study goes - try this. Try and do something every day.

Make sure you read the tips before each skill - and sentence discussions after the lesson. Take notes. And use the hover method (do not take each skill to level 5 quickly) - https://blog.duolingo.com/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-with-duolingo/ (this gives you the best chance to remember long term and to understand the material)

Consider flashcards - either TinyCards or Memrise for instance.

Always learn the gender with the noun - and take some time offline to write out the verb conjugation by hand eg (just the present of) https://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-manger.html

Plus all the usual things for studying. Eat well. Sleep well. Take mini-breaks every 10-15 minutes and long breaks every 90 minutes or so.


I started writing down the verb conjugations a few days ago. Thank you so much for the advice.


Hello! This is a good app to study language. Don't study the language for beating the other earners [ I mean becomig first]. Schedule yr time like studying french in morning 8 to 9, then evening 4 to 5. So u can maintain yr streak andalso u can go up a league.


I will definitely try to implement this.Thank you so much for the advice.


If you know you are losing motivation then you can do something about it. Maybe every time you complete a lesson then you can reward yourself somehow.


Always, always have a pad and a pen. Write as much down as you can. French and Spanish male/female verbs need to be memorized as much as possible. Also try and talk to yourself in the language you are trying to learn, it may sound strange but it does help. Don't give up, it's worth it in the end


You don't have to do something you don't like to but if you're determined to learn this language do it because you want to and remember why you wanted to learn French. I know it can be hard I'm also still learning French and to be honest it's a little harder than thought. Do this because you want to not because you have to.

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