Does Duolingo make you fluent in french?
Once I have finished with this programme, Do I become fluent in French (With daily practise)?
And at the end of such two years you know probably about a thousand words and you are able to form quite basic phrases and translate text with the help of a dictionary. Nowadays duolingo doesn't seem to me to provide for an "advanced" course. Still a pretty impressive site, though
Bepe, you Posted: To be fluent in a foreign language it takes several years. Duolingo can be completed in a couple of years. Did you mean "Duolingo can be completed in a couple of months?" I have been studying Spanish with Duolingo for about a month or so and am about 1/3 of the way through the course. I like it a lot, but I doubt that I'll be fluent when I finish the course.
I have started as absolute beginner during the spring. I have started with another profile and I have completed about half the course by the end of September (about 9000 points) then I have decided to re-start with this profile because German grammar is taugh and I needed extra basic work ...
I agree with jcbos. It's a good beginning. I'd be doubtful that you would be fluent because it takes years to achieve fluency in any language. By the end of the Duolingo lessons I'd say you will have a moderate vocabulary and an idea of simple grammar but to be fluent you need actual practice in speaking the language in conversation and, since I'm now near the end of Level 14 and have yet to move beyond the present tense, I'd be doubtful that we will have more than a basic grounding in grammar by the end. Because of this I've been trying other French learning resources and found french.about.com/od/lessons/a/beginningfrench.htm particularly useful. There's a list of other resources on this site too.
Hi All, My goal is french fluency, and NOW (lets say 6 months). I am convinced that I will use Pimsleur + One other tool (Already purchased Pimsleur all the way to level 5)
Options I am looking at : 1. Pimsleur + DuoLingo (free) 2. Pimsleur + MosaLingua (already purchased on android) 3. Pimsleur + Rosetta Stone 4. Pimsleur + Something else
Can you please help with something else, or recommend what I should use with Pimsleur? Ultimate goal is Fluency. Nothing less will do. I don't care about reading and writing. Only Listening and Speaking.
Deepakgupta, as mentioned above, after achieving moderate mastering with the software you need practice speaking the language with native speakers. Although the best way would be immersion in the country, a less expensive way would be to make friends in those countries and video chat (Skype, Google Chat, Facetime, etc) with them - you will probably find people who want to learn your language as well, so you can "trade" lessons!
I don't have the resources to travel to Paris for a year or whatever, so I believe finding a friend who would like to converse would be fantastic. I haven't done this yet, but you could do it while you are taking the courses to supplement the apps.