Fear and Duolingo

Too much gamified learning will hold you back

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Looking Stupid is Not Fatal

About two years ago, I went to Montreal for a few days and tried my best to speak French the whole time (from my understanding, most people in Montreal speak both English and French but it’s polite to speak French first if you can). I had sleepily gotten through French classes in high school, but I didn’t practice at all before getting to Quebec, and I looked stupid very often. On my second day in Montreal, I walked into a café and had a conversation that went like this:

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