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Hey, lately I've been loosing my motivation to do my daily duolingo and just do stories to keep my streak. I really want to talk to someone to see if my lessons are actually helping!! Some people say duolingo is no good and doesn't teach you right, so I don't even know if i'm on the right track or not. Could someone please tell me? Like it feels like the only thing i'm getting good at is my typing:( sincerely: confused and depressed alpacabrain06

July 2, 2020



DL can teach you. It can take you to a solid beginner level in reading with some trees. However, it does not help if you spread your time too thin - ie by only doing a few lessons per week per language. Realistically you can only achieve if you concentrate on one or two languages.

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)

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.

As a rule of thumb if you cannot double how long you learn languages - don't add a second one. If your total maximum time per day is under an hour - stick to one language. If you get confused - stick to one language.


"push yourself because no one else going to do it for you"

"the key to success is goals not obstacles"

"Practice makes permanent"

Keep your head up -Ayleen serenity


Same, I am currently experiencing that with Japanese. Don't give up!


thnx!! same to you:)


Hello, for me, Duolingo is a good site to learn a new language and I recommend it. But that's only my opinion and not yours ;). If you see it dont help you a lot to use Duolingo, you can try another ways to learn a language like reading books, watching movies and talking with friends who talk the language you learn.


You can do it have a lingot hope that helps


Thanks Ayleen!!:) I must just be going through a tough time here.


Thanks guys!:) I love the support. I feel better already!!!


You can practice your language with natives speakers in Conversation Exchange. https://www.conversationexchange.com/


Hello there. I am using duolingo every day. As far as I see, it helps me with the vocabulary a lot, and to practice the grammar (however I need also grammar book to understand every details). I am also using alternative things: like watching cartoons in french, listening to french music and memorizing the lyrics, and what is really useful for the communication: speaking with myself. It sounds funny, but it helps me to get use to the sound of the language and my way of express things, and determine my limits. Of course, it is also possible to find groups on twitter for example where you can practice speaking with others. So taken together, I think using only duolingo could be a bit boring after a while. Good luck and don't give up!

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    Same! I had no idea other people did that too! Sometimes, duolingo leads you off the right track, but all in all, it does help your vocabulary. Though we shouldn't learn a language made up of words we pronounce or write incorrectly, keep trying! Try speaking the language you're learning to someone who is fluent in the language, and ask them for tips. Hope this helps!

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