https://www.duolingo.com/frenchbreakers

Laughably useless but sadistically fun

I don't want to be too snarky in commenting on an otherwise outstanding (and free) product, but this section is so pedagogically worthless that it's actually quite humorous. I felt that way when I completed it a couple weeks ago, and having gone back to practice this section after completing seven other lessons has only confirmed that feeling. Perhaps the creators of this section wanted to create an example of how poor language training can be to remind us of how well-thought out and executed the rest of the lessons are? Or maybe they wanted to frustrate people so they drop the course to limit the users of the following sections for some reason?

In any event, to those who are struggling with this section keep plugging away at it. Once you get through it by whatever means at your disposal, you'll find the following lessons to be valuable and much more reasonable.

August 31, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Celine1988

I agree that this is a very hard section. And duolingo could provide us with more grammatical explanation. However this information is available elsehwere on the internet. That does not make this section useless. It is just a very hard part of French grammar. I used this website to help me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_pronouns and I often use http://french.about.com/. Hope this will help you and others with section :)

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchbreakers

Oh, this goes for the "Pronouns 2" unit. I thought it was in the title. Oops

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

It is, but it stills shows up in the discussion area. (You can still find it in the pronouns 2 area.)

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/stansurf

I knew without you specifying which one......unbelievably obtuse.....like walking through a field of smoke (i.e. unable to decipher an guideposts). I have one more lesson to struggle through in this section.

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

That's too bad you don't tell us which section you're talking about...

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chilla59

I wish I could give you 10 up votes.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nomisnotrelliw

I had zoomed through most things until I got here. I don't know how many attempts I've made so far at this section! I don't really feel like I'm learning much here either.

December 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JonChanYS

Honestly, the hardest part of this section, for me, is that the audio seems hopelessly garbled compared to a lot of the previous sections.

January 14, 2014
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