New year resolution 2014 - achieved!
I first started Duolingo just before Christmas 2013. After a frantic first week I made it my new years resolution to practice Italian every day during 2014 and I'm pleased to say that I managed it. I also found the time for some German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, dutch and danish!
Will any of you have a similar goal for 2015? I hope I can inspire someone.
Happy new year!
Excellent work! If there's one thing that I've learned over the last year, it's that simply not quitting will get you to your goal in the end. We all have different levels of ability but it doesn't matter how clever you are if you stop!
That's great, congrats! I'm going to try to practice Italian every day this year as well, and finish at least two thirds of the skill tree (46/69 skills, I'm at 22 now).
Complimenti NickFlynn e tanti auguri per 2015! Un salutino veloce dalla Francia ;-))
Complimenti, Nick! My new year's resolution for 2014 was to learn Italian as well. Of course learning a language is a long process and it takes more than a year — there's still a long path awaiting—, but I can say I made a pretty decent effort and learned a lot :-). My goals for 2015 are to improve my Italian and my French.
My goal is to get French, Spanish and Portuguese above level 10. Optional goal is to finish French tree.
Hearing that someone has accomplished practicing everyday for a year is indeed inspiring for me. Thank you, I hope to follow your goal and practice throughout 2015.
How confident do you feel in Italian now? Confident enough to converse with a native Italian? Also, congratulations!
I think my Italian is still quite basic, even though I have finished the Italian tree. But considering I was a complete beginner when I started a year ago, I can understand an awful lot.
Awesome job, there are not many people that achieve such huge goals. I hope you can maintain the same speed for another year
I hope to achieve my Duo anniversary in one month, take my level in Spanish up to 25 and finish my German and Italian tree, not an easy task ahead.
I came across Duolingo just a few days ago and started the Italian tree. I hope to stay on track every day until I finish it. So far I've breezed through the first few levels because I can speak French fairly well and also have a basic knowledge of Spanish, that really helps a lot.
That was my goal too (with Spanish)! I had a few close calls of breaking my streak during vacations, etc but it felt great to finally carry through with something throughout the year. I get excited now when I can say something in Spanish or understand someone speaking it to me. Motivates me to continue through 2015!
Thanks for that positive message. Using Duolingo every day this year will be easy, it's so addicting! I hope I will be able to speak French at the end of this year. And seeing other people learning new languages certainly inspires me to do that.
That's my resolution too ;) I had 96 days streak in 2014 (started Italian on Duolingo in August from zero). And that's where the Duolingo is great - to keep you motivated to practice EACH day a little, that's the magic formula for everything in life - everyday a little and you'll reach the goal ;) Sadly, I feel that Duolingo gives quite passive language knowledge but at least it's fun... I see Duolingo just as the basics to give you confidence and basics to start exploring other articles and newspapers... Bottom line, Duo is great, but you need to explore more if you really plan to be good in foreign language ;)