Nicest people on the internet?
I was just replying to a thread started by nathansk8s and while talking about the other language site I just started using, lang-8.com (which I highly recommend as an enjoyable supplement to Duolingo), and about how the people on that site seem very nice and eager to help each other, much as has been my experience on Duolingo, it occurred to me that the communities on these language-learning sites might be some of the nicest I've encountered online.
I doubt the Duolingo team could possibly have known what a great community they would have here (I mean, this is the internet after all) but it must be rewarding to see that part of the site come together so well.
Learning a language is hard and rewarding, so maybe it's a combined sense of shared frustration and accomplishment that helps us all get along.
OK, that's enough warm feelings from me for awhile! (I'm just trying to make myself feel better after swearing at the French practice I was doing a few minutes ago.)
Thanks for the shout out! haha the duo community is sick but iv notice on duo and even on youtube language learners are very happy friendly people. Maybe because where people oriented and have this drive to communicate with more people. I love the positive energy on duo i see people thanking the team all the time and striving to learn more and encourage others its amazing!
Language communities in general are great, everyone is happy to help, ESPECIALLY natives. Natives are always happy to help you learn their language, while also keen to try and learn yours. Speaking out a language and listening as part of a conversation is also a great way to learn, say on Skype, or on a site if you aren't so comfortable with adding people on closer IM services like Skype. I am Hungarian and speak the language somewhere along the lines of 70% fluent, so if anyone here on Duo would like to learn it I'd be happy to help, I also speak German very well, French at a high level, and am learning the above three along with Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. If you'd like to practice or want some help please message me I'd be glad to help!
Ich lerne Deutsch mit Duolingo. Es ist ganz toll! Die Leute aus Duolingo sind toll auch. Spreche ich Deutsch? Am I speaking German? This must be magic! Ich mag Duolingo aber Ich verpasse einen Chat Raum. I like Doulingo but I miss a chat room. I'd like to practise German in real time. Hallo! Ich bin DanRope, warum sind wir Freunden nicht? Hello, I'm DanRope, why aren't we friends? Soy hablante nativo de español ;) I'm native speaker of Spanish ¡Mucha suerte! Viel Glück! Good luck!
I speak spanish, and im trying to improve my english and learn some french ( i studied french in high school but i barely remember a few words). I do LOVE learning new languages and knowing new cultures and people, and in a few years i would like to go for ERASMUS (yOU PROBABLY HEARD ABOUT IT). The thing is that if any person needs some help in spanish , please let me know and i will be more than glad to help you!! By the way, i wish DUOLINGO would have Russian as a choice too....Just saying!!
That's so very true, but I think it comes with most language learning sites. I've had experiences on Live Mocha, and my goodness, are those people kind. I think it's because students that are teaching themselves have to have a certain amount of maturity to apply time and practice to their interests.
A different platform draws different people. This isn't a place for politics, sports etc, thus not platform for fighting over emotionally charged views. If you are committing significant time, money and effort to learning something, you'll most likely be too busy to want to engage in these discussions, especially on a site where you are performing said learning!