Maybe I should try French again? I got an A at GCSE *pause for applause* but I can’t remember anything
probably the only time I ever used it was when I changed trains on the way to meet DC and some local station.
Because of my beautiful supple skin the clerk asked how old I was (for a student discount), at that time I was 29 (but for some reason thought I was 30) and blurted out “Je suis 13 ans”
I only use the free version of Duolingo and having studied a language to degree level and others to A level I fail to see how anyone could efficiently learn a language from it. It’s handy for a brush up or basic phrases I guess and helps with pronunciation which is useful.
I'm currently learning French and German on Duolingo.
It won't make you fluent, as you're not engaging in real conversation with anyone, but the constant repetition of things like vocabulary and grammar structures to reach level 5 in all skills makes it easier to retain the information. It helps me massively with my French studies (I also do French classes at the school I'm working) as it improves my spelling and my vocabulary as well as my grammar.
I've done French, Swedish, Spanish and Italian on this to various levels:
Swedish - 219
French - 104
Italian - 102
Spanish - 47
I've also done Dutch, German, Norwegian and Greek a bit but not much and I reset my progress on them.
I do like Duolingo and I have a Plus account that I got on a deal for £50 for the year which is worth it for me just for the unlimted hearts thing, but I use it conjunction with other methods as it is more a revision tool than a learning tool.
Warning out there: the Greek course on Duolingo is F*#king shit
I've applied again and again to be a contributor to that course, but somehow I'm not accepted. The audios are shit, the sequence of topics and stuff is shit and overall it's a disgrace compared to other courses.