Lacking conjugation instruction
Hi, I have one big issue with the Spanish instruction. They are testing you on conjugation without first providing an adequate lesson on it. They cover it ever so slightly under"tips" but when I took three years of Spanish in high school, we were provided the chart which listed the pronouns in one column and the proper conjugation in the other column, but Duolingo does not offer or teach or provide that and therefore many of the wrong answers I am getting on the area in which was not covered. Anyone else discover this with the Spanish module?
Video http://youtu.be/BeqQuJsFJhk I wrote a summary too http://spanishplus.tripod.com/VerbTenseSummary.htm#TopOfPage
Thank you for the resources. They help and the YouTube videos are helpful too.....Gracias!
I am half way through part three. I want to do one in French if I have the time.
I plan on doing French next too. I too am halfway through part three give or take...
No, I meant that I am half way through making part three of my Spanish video. If this series becomes popular enough, I will do one in French but I am only getting a trickle of views. Oh well, you have to keep trying new things in life.
Hover your mouse over the verb. If there is a "C", click on it and the conjugation table will appear.
When I encounter a new verb in a lesson, I just hover over the verb and click on the list that shows up - it gives conjugation - then, I write the information down. :)
You're welcome. :) Conjugation is difficult for me - in college, SO long ago, I made sure I had a book of 500 Spanish verbs, fully conjugated...lol...it's the only way I made it through!
Conjugation charts were the bane of my existence when I was studying Russian in college. Every time I wanted to say something I mentally went down the chart to find the right conjugation, which was terrible for my ability to speak. Duolingo does not teach it that way by design as I understand it. Instead you learn the conjugation like a child does--by making mistakes and being corrected and by seeing/hearing the correct versions being used. You see a sentence "Yo bebo agua" and another "Tú comes pan" and then you're asked to come up with "I eat bread"--como? comes? The first time you'll probably get it wrong, but the second time you'll get it right (and then you'll mess up again the third time if you're like me). After a while you'll automatically conjugate the verb without even thinking about it, without mentally going down another blasted conjugation chart.