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https://www.duolingo.com/saief14

Duolingo works!

After spending about 100 days (currently I have a 50 day streak) with Duolingo I can definitely tell you guys that there isn't anything close to duo out there to learn french at your own pace (and its for free)! French is the fifth language I'm trying to learn and duo is helping me learn french the best way possible - a bit by bit, everyday.

My reading and writing skills have improved significantly, however I need to go miles with my speaking and listening (thus spending times watching some Canadian french TV channels and sitting at Tim Hortons coffee stores in Quebec side).

A big thank you to the Duo team for helping many like me learn a new language!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Justinb1543
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Duolingo is the best source for me to learn German. I've tried out Rosetta Stone and Livemocha, neither worked for me. I would like to give Duo a thank you as well. And congratulations on learning French :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarshaClarke

Check out the nearest public library to you, they will have weekly French conversation classes. Also use meetup.com to find French conversation groups near you.

Bonne chance!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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Just out of interest, what were the other four languages?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saief14

English, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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Interesting.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katsushii

You're great at English. Brilliant. How did you study Bengali, Hindi and Urdu ? I would be interested in learning Hindi, myself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saief14

I have a number of friends who speak those languages and I guess I hang out with them quite often! Also, I am fascinated by the culture in that part of the world and I think that drives me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katsushii

How fortunate of you! Very cool to know. :)
Take care.  (。・ᴗ・。)ノ♡

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AviAdventure
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I have posted some links to children's vids with subtitles in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and a few other languages in the English discussion area.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReaperofGods

After a hundred days how are your skills in french

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saief14

Je parle un peu français!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/3ethanh
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"français" without the "e" I believe, but someone else may correct me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saief14

Merci!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/3ethanh
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De rien!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lydiadaisy_x

DuoLingo is the best source for me to learn Spanish too. I find it easier than taking a course because it's quick, easy and you learn at your own pace. It also offers a variety of other languages, such as Danish and Russian (which I am hoping to start when they become available). I have also attempted French at several Language Courses I have signed up to before, but it has never truly captivated my attention like DuoLingo. The DuoLingo app makes it even easier for me to practice on the go and I would truly not be as confident as I am with conversing with others and trying new things if I hadn't picked up Duo. Therefore, I am very happy that someone has raised this discussion topic because I totally agree and want to thank Duo for getting me back into learning languages!

Also, well done on learning french-I'm doing spanish at the moment but I hope to revisit french soon! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AviAdventure
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I have enjoyed duolingo so much I have probably sent around 15 people here from interpals.net they have told me they really like it. Some people that I told about this already knew about it and love it. I even have it listed on my profile there to inform people about this place. This is the best learning course I've found online.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deborah-O

Ya,it does works.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SmiffyKMc

That's great encouragement ^^!! Hoping to move to Canada next year for two years so trying to learn French the best I can :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSincennes

Where in Canada are you heading? Most of us don't speak French (I was lured here by a friend telling me Russian would be along soon, I'm working on my French for the time being).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Not sure what your friend's definition of "soon" is, but Russian won't be along for quite some time.

http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ru/en/status

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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36% to go (obviously subject to change).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SmiffyKMc

Going to Calgary, alberta :D. But would like to travel around and i`d like to be prepared :) Any tips about heading to Canada :) When i heard russian will be thought i actually got excited!! I learned a bit and its amazing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSincennes

Definitely not a lot of French in Calgary (or Alberta in general), to use your French Quebec is the place to go (or a government job, or jobs in the National Parks, like Banff).

As for tips.. Depends what you're looking to know. Canada is big (sounds obvious) and it takes a lot of time to travel around. To fly from one end to the other takes around 5 hours, driving takes days. If you're planning on moving here, make sure you look into the immigration laws and stuff - we have a show on TV now where they show people getting turned away at the border for not having the correct documents, or only being allowed in for a short period of time (a couple of weeks rather than the months they had planned on).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ccade67

I just spent two weeks in Quebec AND also visited Tim Horton's!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDavidB
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Justinb1543: :-

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/djouhaina

duolingo is wonderfull

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TTLF

As a relative newbie I have to say I'm finding it pretty great as well! Challenging, but somehow it keeps pulling you back in and helping you to succeed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maxseptillion77

try yabla, or just pick a good movie and watch it in french, in time you will understand! :)

essayez yabla, ou seulement choisissez une bonne film et regardez en français, dans un temps vous comprendrez! :)

4 years ago