Thank you Duolingo
Sixteen years ago, I spent a summer semester abroad in France. I fell in love with the French language and became quite proficient. After I returned back home from France, I entered my career and, sadly, my French skills diminished from lack of use. One year ago, I went back to France for a long vacation and again found my love for French. When I got home, I started Duolingo. It was so enjoyable using Duoling, that I eventually officially enrolled in a university French program. I am now only two classes away from my B2/C1 level DELF/DALF certification exams and could not be happier. So thank you Duolingo for helping me get back into one of my prior passions!
I became enamored with the French language while in high school. I could read and write proficiently in French back then and made my mother so proud (she had learned in an orphanage back in the 1940s) but I could never speak correctly. Well, I lost the ability to read/write by not practicing over the years so I am very grateful to have found Duo. I still suck badly at trying to speak French, but I am so happy to be able to read and write a bit more. Thanks Duo!