switching between mother tongue and e.g french
Today out of curiosity mainly, as I wanted to see what kinds of sentences people learning my L1 (English) were being subjected to, I decided I'd test out "learning" English on DL. I actually think it might be quite useful as that way we get to use the french functionally as we are reading instructions etc in french. I'd be interested to know if anyone else does this and how/if at all useful they have found it.
I tried it with Spanish it was much harder because everything is arranged in a different order for the way a Spanish speaker learns English for example the imperative was thrown in near the first part of the tree which made it tougher but there were some Spanish words I read on there which I don't remember seeing on the actual Spanish course, also I like reading the Spanish forum
I believe it is a very important part of the process here on duolingo and can add great value to one's language learning strategy. I'm doing this as I learn Spanish. The REAL payoff, IMHO, is when one logs in as a Spanish native speaker learning English ... and then translates English documents into Spanish.