https://www.duolingo.com/LawrenceJesse

Is this course my cure for " eterne komencanto" syndrome?

I was wondering if this course would help me get over the learning hump? I have studied for about 5 months or so. I meet with an esperanto group but still struggle with basic words. Do you fill this course might help me overcome the learning curve or is it too early to tell? I haven't looked too much at the course yet. Mainly just the first lesson. I have used a little of lernu.com do you have any tips for becoming an intermediate speaker?

6/9/2015, 5:21:51 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/LunjoTO

There's only one way to find out. ;-)

6/9/2015, 5:28:24 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Senlando
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It makes me ashamed to hear you call yourself an "eterna komencanto" after only 5 months! How about me, I first got into Esperanto when I was 18 (10 years ago!!!) and I very lightly studied for a few years to the point where I was probably A2 but never pushed myself nor did I take advantage of living in a city that did have an Esperanto meet up because I was too shy! I finally decided to put esperanto on pause as I majored in Spanish and also learned French, but in the back of my mind I never forgot my first love and always promised myself I would return after university and fully learn the language. So now that Duolingo Esperanto is out, I have reclaimed my past knowlage of the langugage (actually it's strange I don't think I actually forgot anything) and I'm racing my way to the bottom of the tree farly easily (it helps that I've already learned two romance languages)!

So eterna komencanto, you are not yet. Just don't take a decade long break like I did!

:-)

6/9/2015, 3:50:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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I was wondering pretty much the same thing for Dutch, because it had become so rusty after a decade of not using it. Then I jumped on Duolingo for a while and now I feel like I'm speaking better than when I lived in Rotterdam in 2003. In any case, good luck on your quest! :)

6/9/2015, 9:47:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Another_Guy

I am hoping for the same as you and already seeing a difference in my ability to read and write the language.

6/9/2015, 10:07:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I tried lernu too but I couldn't learn in a good way, but here I've been learning a lot , it is too easy and simple, you should try :)

6/9/2015, 5:49:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Maanlufsen

I tried Lernu.net several months ago. I also tried a textbook and Kurso (the program that installs on one's computer). I did ok, but it never really clicked for me. Then I found Duolingo and found that I picked up Swedish (another language I had unsuccessfully studied elsewhere) better here.

Now that Esperanto has been released, I am studying it concurrently with Swedish, and I would say that I am doing better than I was on any of the other platforms. It is starting to really click. The interface for Duolingo is simply better and the module/lesson format just works more efficiently for me.

I highly recommend that you give it a serious try and see what it does for you.

6/9/2015, 3:28:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

If remembering the basic vocab at all is the problem you might find Memrise some help. http://www.memrise.com/course/698658/duolingo-esperanto-2/ This course uses the Duolingo vocab though is currently incomplete, and I gather there are some oddities in the later verbs. Nevertheless, I'm finding it a useful way of helping words stick.

If the problem is more to do with remembering words in the context of speaking you may find it useful to talk to yourself or to your family in Esperanto. I fairly regularly baffle my family by doing this, but they good naturedly tolerate it and it gives me a little speaking practice even though it's usually only things like "Saluton" and "Kio estas tio?" for now.

6/9/2015, 11:14:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/seveer
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Someone has also compiled all of the Baza Radikaro on Memrise. Use the search box (or click here). I don't know to what degree the Duolingo vocab intersects with or differs from the Radikaro, but the latter is "official." Group one is the most essential (I forget the formula the Akademio de Esperanto used, but it includes some measurement of frequency) and each subsequent group includes a (usually) somewhat larger group of words that are marginally less ubiquitous. These are the courses that I use for my study. I am on group 6 as of this writing. The course author is not perfect but I am more or less satisfied with the format.

6/12/2015, 9:37:12 PM

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Bon┼Łancon! I know that there were a few things I just hadn't been able to get hold of before that suddenly clicked doing this course, so you never know :) gotta be worth a try :)

6/9/2015, 9:12:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/zikalify

As long as you stick at it.

6/9/2015, 1:33:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/quirkyowl
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This course has definitely helped me a lot. I'm finally beginning to get a grasp on correlatives which I really struggled with when I tried to learn on lernu. Give it a go, you sound a lot like me and I'm really enjoying the course and finding it a lot easier to form my own sentences too.

6/10/2015, 8:18:52 AM
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