Higher Levels !!
I am about to complete my Spanish tree. However I am only in level 11.. What normally should I do once done with my tree to get more experience and higher levels as well... Thank you in advance :)
Review your skills to keep your tree gold. Duo will turn your weaker skills colorful more quickly/frequently, and your strong skills will stay gold longer.
Keep reviewing until you know the vocabulary and verb tenses inside out.
Do the timed practice for up to 20XP per lesson.
Do Immersion. Some people love it, some not so much; just try it and if you like it, stick with it. If not, don't bother with it.
But those early exercises seem so simple and boring. They should have some more challenging exercises for those that have completed the tree. I mean, I am at Level 10 in French and Level 11 in Spanish, even though I am so much more fluent in Spanish than in French.
I agree, once you finish your tree, there should be more constructive assessment of your level of skill, and lot more guidance on how to progress further!
Finishing at level 11 is actually quite good! The levels only correspond to how much XP you have. The levels are not an indication at all of how well you have learned the material. Continuing to review your tree can give you more practice and also increase your level.
This is just what I do. Use as you wish.
1) complete the tree;
2) keep the tree golden;
3) start timed practices ~ reverting to untimed when necessary;
4) when ready ~ repeat each timed practice (press F5) 5 times ~ seeking perfection;
5) complete the reverse tree;
6) set a consistent goal for each day;
7) avoid immersion because it doesn't help practice the skills.
Hey there. Try completing the reverse tree. That should also increase your vocabulary.
I just finished my Spanish tree a few days ago. I have been using other sources at the same time and am still working on those. Also, I just started trying the Immersion. I wish it was a little more user friendly. May be it is me, but , it I am having a bit of a difficult time figuring it all out, but have managed to translate a few simple sentences. Also have been trying to gold my tree, but that seems like it is going to be quite a chore, and need something a bit different to use also. I just read about doing a reverse tree and just now, set up to do that. Now sure whether or not I will continue, will have to see how it works out. I had not idea what they meant by a reverse tree so had to look it up- for me that is telling it I want to learn English and already Speak Spanish. Hope you can figure out a good approach for yourself.
Hi Fay. Was it my post you read about the reverse tree ??? If so, then I apologise for not explaining or elaborating on it properly. I too have only just come across the reverse tree and am just about to try it. I do believe that it will help your translation and vocabulary skills no end. And also a deeper understanding of the Spanish grammar which I am having a wee bit of a mare with. Hope this helps. Please stick with it and give it a go. Certainly cant hurt. Good Luck.. Murph .....
murphy6581, I am a bit confused. Not sure what you are apologizing for. You do not have anything to apologize about. I did a couple of lesson on the reverse tree last night. I will continue for at least a while. But, when I was trying to access the reverse tree on my IPAD, I thought I had really messed up. When trying to select the language, I accidently selected that put me in the Arabic language, like I was an Arabic speaker - I could not read anything . Could not see where to change it back.. I finally came back to my IPAD to mess with it . I finally did get it fixed - it is right on both now. Thought for a while I had really messed up. Again, you have nothing to apologize for. After taking a few ore lessons will have to decide if I think it will be worth it. Right now, I think it might.
Hi Fay. No worries. Glad you got sorted. I just remember that when I was first told about the reverse tree, I had no clue what they were talking about. I hope you find it useful. Happy learning Speak soon. Murph .....
I had no idea either. My first thought was that they meant starting at the bottom and working up. I could not understand what the benefit it that would be. LOL
I know exactly what you mean. Of course it became obvious when it was explained to me and I did feel a wee bit silly. But hey... Im still enjoying it though. Just got back from sunny Spain and found that I could hold my own in a lot of non English situations which I have to say is all down to duolingo as I didnt know a single word when I started Im sure my grammar is dire LOL . Almost 500 days and Im only getting to the past tense section. So still a lot to do. Well, thats enough of me babbling on. You keep at it. Speak soon Murph .....
Review your skills. Do timed practice, trying to become faster until the words are automatic for you. I enjoy the immersion too. It has been very helpful, after I got over the people who want to take credit for your translations by substituting a synonym for a word you wrote and other such silliness. I try to focus on my goal of learning Spanish. I've also enjoyed learning subject content from immersion.
I agree. I have completed all the levels. I scored a 5.00 out of 5.00 in the bonus quiz to test my proficiency. Yet, according to Duolingo, I am only 50% fluent and at Level 11. (Granted, I have not been on in a few months, but even when I was on everyday, Duolingo would always say my fluency was in the 60s). If that is the case, can they please add more levels so I can become more fluent?
You will never reach 100% fluency on Duolingo, because Duolingo only teaches a small bit of available vocabulary - around 1500-2000 words, depending on the course.
To become more fluent than Duo can teach you, you need to read books. listen to the news, watch movies, listen to radio, chat with natives... all of this can be done online, for free.
Wow! You have already finished your spanish tree, that's very good! I've completed my english-spanish and spanish-english (my reverse tree) and now I'm studying my portuguese tree from English but I haven't finished it yet.
Keep your daily pracice and go ahead!