Using Duolingo to learn a new language works - let me explain.Watch
I've learned hundreds of words, I'm able to build basic phrases with good pronunciation, and I'm having a pretty good time with the syntax.
I will admit, some things are still a bit confusing like when to use der/die/den. I know the first two are for masculine and feminine/plural respectively. However, I am improving in that area.
Anyway, Duolingo works to an extent:
- You really need to push yourself to do at least 1 to 2 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week.
- You can't rely solely on it, you need to watch films in the language you're learning (with subtitles at the start), you need to watch the news even sports, read books, and, of course, travel and spend some time using it with the natives.
Don't pay attention to people who say Duolingo doesn't work it does. Just like everything else, you need to put the effort.