According to my app, I am about 25% fluid in French. While I do think this is a little bit (or a big) stretch I am happy with how I have been progressing. The ability for me to challenge myself and bet on the app has been really great motivators for me and have allowed me to really commit to this process. As of right now, I see this as something that I will continue after the #learningproject is over and maybe even give learning another language a try. It was suggested by a fellow classmate that I instal the Duolingo app on Chrome and this has been an awesome way for me to quickly spend five minutes and practice what I have been learning. I promise that I am not doing this during our online sessions!
Since our last class where we learned about Screencastfy I have been playing around with using that and recording myself doing the lesson. I still much prefer to use the app rather than the website (mostly because I can do the app in my bed) but the website is growing on me. I hope to spend some time over reading week playing around with the website and screencasting and will try my best to have a video of me learning French for the first blog post back after reading week.
Another concern of mine is I have been doing Duolingo daily for almost 20 days and I am concerned about missing a day over break. I know we don’t technically need to continue working on our project over the break but I really don’t want to break my habit. That being said I am going skiing over the break and that will be my first priority. So if I miss a day it won’t be the end of the world, but I will try my best to continue with learning daily.