Monday, July 10, 2017


Lately I do duolingo every day and play clozemaster sometimes and my old mindsnack Spanish game.  I didn't study at all for months.  The way duolingo is designed I have to do a ton of review and it's kind of boring because it's all stuff I know, but it's kind of fun too.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


My bestie told me about Clozemaster.  It's free too.  I've been messing around with it.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

more about Duolingo

I really really like Duolingo.  I like the encouragement (encouraging sounds) and the flexibility in answers.  I like the features like you can discuss a particular sentence with other users.  I like its aesthetics.  I like the sentences.

I could use more help with the verbs.  I need to study them.  My bestie bought me a verb book.  I should read it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Duolingo and Memrise

I joined both Duolingo and Memrise yesterday.  I like them both!  They seem superior to other language learning sites I've used.  I think they're sophisticated.

Friday, June 17, 2016

verb trouble

The mindsnack game has me on verbs, and they're hard for me.  I'm not sure how to get them in my head, so I'm stuck.

I asked my best friend how she memorizes verbs.  Seems different from learning nouns, to me.

She gave me lots of ideas.  She told me a book.  I'm going to look for it this afternoon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Transparent Language and Mindsnack

Well, a long time has passed.  I took a break and am working on Spanish again.

My library has a free Spanish course.  (They have lots of languages, but Spanish is my choice.)  It's called Transparent Language.  I am on Unit 3: I Need Help! Lesson 11.  Last unit I failed my assessment because I translated things into the way I think rather than the exact wording they used.  It's a computer, grading you--doesn't know synonyms, etc.

So I took the assessment again, crankily, and passed just fine.

Also I have this Spanish learning app for my phone made by Mindsnack and it was five dollars.  The games are really fun!  I like Bloon best.  I am at level 18 and have learned a lot.  Don't know how well it will stick, but I'm trying.

Saturday, July 4, 2015