Because of our positive experience with our last month challenge, we decided to pick up on a new activity and try to learn a language during lockdown so we spend our time on something productive.
Abbie Chang decided to pick up Dutch and has been on an (insane) 30 Day streak.
Absolutely impossible to keep up with, good thing we didn’t turn it into a competition as I would have been hopeless.
I’m on a 24 day streak and I’m really enjoying it!
The app is really engaging and classes are short (1-5 minutes). So it’s really easy to just get a little class in here and there.
The gamification parts are very effective too (in my case at least). getting points, having the ability to get “double points”, and receiving notifications of your friends’ achievements, does really help motivate you. And to be honest, it doesn’t feel like work at all. In terms of effectiveness, we’re both starting to recognize words when we’re on the phone with our families back home. It’s really nice getting the surprised reactions to what we’ve learned and even cooler is that it inspired my mom to give it a try too. the only downside is the constant reminders these last days saying “Karin has passed you, what are you going to do about it?”
But I’m sure that causes a smile on her face at least 😉
More updates including screenshots and hopefully a tiny monologue