Bored by Duolingo - What Now?

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<p>Luka asks:</p>

<blockquote>
<p>I have been learning Spanish for 3 months. I started learning with Duolingo and was really into it, and recently I have been using a textbook as well but have become really demotivated - not because I give up, because I am bored of duo lingo. I’m tired of the way it’s trying to teach me and I don’t feel like I’m progressing. [..]</p>

<p>My question is, if I’m not using Duolingo, what can I actually do to learn Spanish? I’ve looked everywhere and all the websites have a lot of ‘tips’ but not an actual guide saying things like resources to use etc.</p>
</blockquote>

<h3>Tips for Dealing with Duolingo boredom - while using Duolingo!</h3>

<ol>
<li>Get on the web version so you can read explanations</li>
<li>Restrict yourself to a few minutes a day - pairing is good here, how about Duolingo while waiting for your kettle to boil or your bus to arrive</li>
<li>Try out a club so you can compete</li>
</ol>

<p>Beyond Duolingo, the key to stop yourself getting bored and to staying interested in your target language is to <strong>take control of your own language routine.</strong></p>

<p>If you want to learn more about this, the <a href="http://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/the-language-habit-toolkit" rel="nofollow">Language Habit Toolkit</a> is designed to help you set up exactly this way of thinking and create a solid language learning routine.</p>

<h3>For Spanish Learners</h3>

<p>You can find my curated list of resources and articles for Spanish learners at <a href="http://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/for-spanish-learners" rel="nofollow">www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/for-spanish-learners</a>.</p>

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