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 Duolingo
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 27 Jun 22:06

Great app this for learning new languages.

Learned a fair bit of French using it and got up to 21% fluent according to the owl. Personally I think that was a tad exaggerated.

Attempting Portuguese just now. Finding it difficult so far, the pronunciation especially but as I speak a fair bit of Spanish I am managing to muddle through.

Anyone else used/using it ?
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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: parforthecourse  
Date:   Thu 27 Jun 22:20

I do 20 mins or so a day of Spanish on it. Have done for a couple of years. It's good considering I've never paid a penny for it.
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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 09:13

Yeah I use it for Italian - it’s quite good the way it gamifies learning so you keep coming back and trying to progress


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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 09:16

I do 10 mins a day on Italian, but that's in addition to Italian night school. Don't think it's good in isolation for actually going to a place and using the language, but for vocab and a bit of fun to keep the interest up.

The adverts are a bit annoying now and the price to remove them is extortionate for what it is

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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: ParsAreTheLoveOfMyLife  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 18:33

Started using it for Polish and it was ok to an extent. Good for a holiday, but not really for conversational stuff
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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 18:55

I use Mr sheen for Polish 😅



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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 18:57

He's appearing here every night folks.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 28 Jun 19:35

No applause necessary... Just throw money 🤣



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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 29 Jun 08:51

"I do 10 mins a day on Italian, but that's in addition to Italian night school. Don't think it's good in isolation for actually going to a place and using the language, but for vocab and a bit of fun to keep the interest up."

Where do you do night school? I see Queen Anne have a few sessions but I'm not sure if I want to do it (and I also dont know what level I'm at - I can hold a stilted conversation but I wouldn't say I'm fluent). Duolingo is good though. It's good doing it in reverse (e.g. learning English in Italian mode) to mix things up a bit.
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 Re: Duolingo
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sun 30 Jun 22:50

Kelty, the Queen Anne lessons are pretty good (and very reasonable). The woman that runs them is native Italian and a lot of fun.
Your other (more expensive) options are Edinburgh University night school and the Italian cultural institute.
https://iicedimburgo.esteri.it/iic_edimburgo/en/imparare_italiano/i_corsi_di_lingua/[/URL]
They will all be able to do an assessment to find your level (unless it's beginners obviously) so you shouldn't find yourself repeating to much stuff you already know
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