Here is a typical sequence of learning steps:
Some people do steps 2 and 3 in a different order or multiple times. Most people that have described this learning method agree on these techniques:
Generally you want to get to the point where you're not looking at any text in your native language while reading. You want to be immersed and start thinking in the foreign language.
The method of reading and listening to long novels in order to learn languages has been called the "Listening-Reading Method". See the "desciption of method" section below in the FAQ for more info.
Here are some ideas to make reading the books easier:
You may wonder why we need to charge for books since in many cases the book text and audio are freely available. The reason is that creating, testing, and maintaining the software is a lot of work. Preparing each book for Duolibri is also time consuming and incurs costs to generate the grammar and in-line translations using external services. Running the web sites and serving up the files has monthly costs. Keeping the apps up-to-date and working with the app stores is an ongoing battle.
We don't run advertising. We don't collect information on you. We don't sell information. Our business is simple: we provide enhanced multi-language book services and we charge for them.
I'm hoping that the services provided by Duolibri offer a lot of convenience. In my opinion, Duolibri should feel like an incredible value (I invested years of work in this and I get a lot of value from it every time I use it).