This past week, I passed a new milestone: 1200 straight days of French lessons on Duolingo! I started being diligent about it after I retired and moved to Portland , and Auntie Bridgett makes sure I don’t skip a day.
I like learning on Duolingo for many reasons. I am on the FREE program, so it doesn’t cost me anything.
I can learn silently if I’m sitting near someone and don’t want to disturb them, or turn up the volume and hear how the language sounds.
The little green mascot owl, called Duo, is always encouraging and never appears to think I’m an idiot, even when I’m sure I am.
And now, because of my streak, I have three days of cool extra French lessons. I have also had fun learning a bit of Danish, so I can read menus when I visit you.
Seriously, I wish I could have gotten my students as pumped about learning as I am right now. I did try. But I’m not as cute as Duo.