https://www.duolingo.com/profile/illuminoidal

Nous sommes les champions, mes amis...

Finished my French tree after 102 days! I'm going to try to brush up on some of my lessons that have depleted strength bars, and then seek out more French language music, movies, and conversation. Maybe edit some more Duo articles. Then at some point I will get back to my 2/3 finished Spanish tree. I was doing French and Spanish together for a while, then decided to concentrate just on the French until I finished the tree.

This is the soundtrack for my victory lap. Sing along with me!

Nous sommes les champions, mes amis... et nous allons continuer le combat à la fin

Nous sommes les champions, nous sommes les champions,

Pas de temps pour les perdants, parce que nous sommes les championnnnnns...

du monnnnnnnnde!

October 25, 2014

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KentSeaton

Rock on man! Keep those skills lit up.

October 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/norteaga

Congrats! Keep it up and good lyrics by the way. Have a lingot!

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eschwartz6

Awesome! I just started doing French yesterday!

October 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnel1

Very impressive! :)

October 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyric517

Félicitations ! et vous avez l'oreille musicale.

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cheerqueen98

Congrats!!! Bonne chance with your spanish tree!!!

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Batomouch

Oui, tu es un champion, félicitations !! Bon dimanche illuminoidal :))

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatarzynaMak

Congrats!!! :) It's amazing that you managed to do this in only 102 days! I find French kinda hard so I still haven't finished my tree :) I need to be sure of everything before doing another lesson hahahaha. So it will take ages :D

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/illuminoidal

I had studied French before, many years ago in high school - but that was still 6 semesters of consecutive instruction with a teacher, tests, etc. So a lot came back quickly when I picked up DL. If you are learning it for the first time it will go slower. Just practice a little every day, find people to practice conversation with where you can, and over time it will really pay off.

October 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Persikov

Yeah, it took me two years to the day (with some inactivity) so it seems nuts

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/illuminoidal

If you started from not speaking it at all that sounds about right.

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/illuminoidal

and the cool thing about DL is that people can take it at their own pace. A lot of times when I found myself on a unit that was coming very naturally, I would power down 10-20 lessons (or as many as my momentum would sustain). But other times I had to be gone or was busy for a day here and there, some weeks where I did barely 1 lesson a day.

The most important thing IMHO is not speed of acquisition (which will vary widely from learner to learner depending on their previous experience, linguistic aptitude, and available free time), but practice stretched out over time.

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatarzynaMak

Well I took some French lessons 10 years ago, but as you can probably imagine I forgot everything I had learnt... Now I feel like a false beginner, because I recall some rules and words. My very close friend is French but as long as I'm not able to go beyond basics I won't be able to handle a conversation :). Well I've learnt a lot on DL and I am sure I will do better soon :D So that's why I am amazed by your achievement.

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SAnsari7

wow good job

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeverinBokus

Nice job man! I'm nowhere near that!

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soupcatcher_Ogre

Si jamais je finis ma chanson sera, "Graisse Filles Fond"

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NorahUnicorn

Félicitations à vous! Vous êtes à un niveau beaucoup plus élevé que moi. J'espère être à ce niveau bientôt. J'ai utilisé Google Translate pour l'ensemble de ce commentaire, par la manière. Suffit de copier et coller. Je suis un anglophone.

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