I should point out that for #2 spanish dict i click on “conjugations” and it shows all the possible conjugations of a word. When I am watching a show on lingoepie i keep this open in a seperate tag. if i have more questions about a word i look it up there.
I use the first three as well.
Some others that I use frequently are:
iTalki - This is a great resource. You can take quizzes, do exercises, ask questions, listen to podcasts or take very inexpensive lessons with countless teachers and tutors from all over the world.
ConjuGato - Very simple app that let’s you practice verb conjugation.
Tandem - Language exchange app that let’s you connect with other language learners around the world to practice. There are also live audio parties you can join.
I’ve heard conjugato is good, but you can’t practice a lot without paying for it. To practice my tenses and conjugations I use conjuguemos.com
If you have apple music they have audio books for learning languages.
I started with Babbel, but Busuu is also great, and if you get really nerdy with your flashcards, try Anki. I do not like Duolingo anymore, but I think the few $ investment into ConjuGato are worth it
Lingoda is good, and I’ve been using Italki for classes
News, watching Youtube videos (I like Ter + Jaime Altozano), reading reading reading.
I love this thread. I would courage everyone to not JUST use Lingopie. Sure, it can be central to what we’re doing. But you also need a teacher to help you really understand some of these expressions.
The series we’re watching are extremely nuanced and fraught with areas where if you don’t know how to use the expression you’re learning properly, you’ll end up evoking a comical or undesired response. So, teachers are key.
Also, just listening to DuoLingo, or any platform, is not going to get you to fluency. Speaking to native speakers WILL help. And working with a teacher will help you really know where to channel your efforts. Duolingo, at best, might get you to A2. It tries to make you think learning a language is ALL fun. Nothing that is worth learning, particularly a foreign language, comes without some pain and sacrifice. I will suck at times. So, remember, apps are just one part of the equation.
LingoPie seems to strike the right balance. I plan to use the videos as springboards for conversations with my tutor. That way we can BUILD on what we’re learning in LingoPie.
I agree, it’s nice to combine both Lingopie and a tutor.
This is why at Lingopie we offer private Spanish lessons focused on better understanding the shows you’re watching.
I highly recommend them, here is the link: Learn a Language with TV Shows and Movies - Lingopie