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As far as I could tell Duolingo just test you? It doesn’t have a lesson plan, does it? This seems like an inefficient way to learn a language.
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As far as I could tell Duolingo just test you? It doesn’t have a lesson plan, does it? This seems like an inefficient way to learn a language.
It just gets progressively more difficult. There's a lot of repetition but that's necessary when learning a language.

As a free app, you get what you pay for. It's not bad, I've been learning Spanish with it (no reason, just for laffs) and have actually got pretty far with it.
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As far as I could tell Duolingo just test you? It doesn’t have a lesson plan, does it? This seems like an inefficient way to learn a language.
It uses more senses to learn because you're constantly reading, writing, hearing and speaking the language. The lesson plan is at the bottom of each section if you scroll down, and each phrase has a discussion attached where other users help each other to understand the structure of a phrase or sentence.

My partner has never had a formal German lesson in a classroom setting. He's used Duolingo daily for the last 2yrs and can now handle meetings with the Gemeinde, etc, completely in German. However, he has a natural 'ear' for languages and a dogged determination which I can only admire.

I (on the other hand) studied German for 3yrs at school, a year at college, and for 1yr on Duolingo, and I'm still struggling to understand the grammar. I'm great on nouns and verbs, but rubbish when it comes to accusative pronouns, etc... I studied French for 6yrs at school and a year at college, and as I find it easier to read many Swiss websites in French, I've recently begun that course on Duolingo, alongside the German. Strangely, it's helping with the German.
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