https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sareenpalassian

Just completed Italian skill tree! What's next?

It's been a little over two years and I finally got the golden Duo in Italian! However, it still says my fluency is 55% even though I feel confident in my Italian, and my level obviously isn't 25 yet. I still plan on going back and re-gilding the decayed skills every day. Other than that, do you have any advice? Grazie a tutti <3

August 20, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonBoy

Congratulazioni! Ce l'hai fatta!!! XD E, rispondendo la tua domanda, assicurati di conversare in italiano ogni giorno con qualcuno. Può essere un insegnante, un amico, la tua famiglia, chiunque! Così il tuo italiano migliorerà sempre più! Tanti auguri a te col tuo italiano! Bravo! (Scusa per gli errori se ce ne sono! XD)

Ecco qualche lingot!!!!! ;D

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanMinjares

CinnamonBoy, I just want to say, Wow...your Italian is really good! I see you in many posts that are related to Italian and you write in it, and it even though I cannot understand Italian that well, I see it like a native is writing it. :D

Buon lavoro! :D (Is that how you say it?) :)

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonBoy

Thank you so much for your very kind words!!! You have no idea how much they mean to me!!! That's just more inspiration to continue my Italian studies! However, to write like a native, I'd say I'd still need a lot of practice... XD And yes, that's how you say it! ;D Grazie mille!!! I hope you succeed in your Italian studies, too! As well as in your other languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Esperanto, French, Swedish, and Norwegian!!! :)

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanMinjares

Thank you! I wish you the best luck on Italian! :D

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Otto_Didactyl

Congrats on finishing the Italian tree. Here are some suggestions: do the reverse tree, skype with native Italian speakers, find a local italian club (where I am the club provides opportunity to speak Italian) listen to italian videos on youtube, visit it.wikipedia.org for Italian reading, Duolingo immersion, attend Italian cultural events, download free italian ebooks, check out the articles and free weekly newsletter at Italian.about.com, when you're moving thru your day replace "there goes a red car" with "ci va una macchina rossa" that is use Italian internally. learn to cook Italian, visit Italy, vivere italiano.

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prol3psis

Congrats ;) If you're on Facebook, you could subscribe to some interesting Italian newspapers, magazines or news channels, like l'Espresso or La Repubblica and get a daily feed of interesting Italian articles into your account. It's nice practice and you can even vent your opinion and react to others in the comment section below the articles :p

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sareenpalassian

Awesome advice, just liked a bunch of italo publications/satire sites on fb. Had no idea the Italians had a similar sense of humor as me!

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toussaintlou

There a lot of things you can do to take yourself to a higher level. In fact, I think of Duolingo as only able to get me to an A2 level of a language. Why not take an A2 level, 18 question, multiple choice test and see?

http://www.live-italian.com/test-your-italian-a2/

What does each level require?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accademia_Italiana_di_Lingua

DELI A2: The first level examination. By passing this examination, the candidate has shown that he is able to understand the main structures of the Italian language. He is able to read simple texts and he can communicate in elementary everyday situations.

DILI B1: The Intermediate level 1 of examination. By passing this examination, the candidate has shown that he is able to communicate, both orally and in writing in all everday situations. He is also able to understand texts that deal with topics of everyday life and can express his own opinions in writing.

DILI B2: The third level examination, Intermediate level 2, continues increasing in the difficulty of the Italian involved. By passing this examination, the candidate has shown that he is able to interact, both orally and in writing, in Italian about expected complexity subjects he is acquainted with.

DALI C1: The highest level of examination. By passing this examination, the candidate has proved that his knowledge of Italian language enables him to express himself correctly, both orally and in writing, with the complexity expected of everyday language skills. Additionally, he can understand and compose written texts.

DILC B1: This is a supplementary examination on Intermediate level 1, specific to Italian language of business and tourism. By passing this examination in Italian business language, the candidate has shown that he is able to communicate, both orally and in writing, in all everyday situations. He understands conversations that deal with topics of economy and can express his own opinions in writing.

DALC C1: This is an advanced level examination specific to Italian language of business and tourism. By passing this examination in Italian business language, the candidate has shown the ability to communicate, in any situation requiring a strong knowledge of commercial Italian: correspondence, public relations, specialized literature, secretarial work, business meetings, etc.

It’s the post-Duolingo time that will decide if you can get to a B2/C1 level. I’ll give you some good things to do as a follow-up, because I do them with all my languages.

1) You can review material that is not covered in Duolingo, on this site:

http://www.ielanguages.com/italian.html

2) You can download a free book or two, maybe even an audio book, here:

http://www.loyalbooks.com/language/Italian

https://librivox.org/

http://multilingualbooks.com/ebooks-italian.html

http://www.liberliber.it/online/

http://www.audiocite.net/

http://www.litteratureaudio.com/

http://www.ilnarratore.com/

3) You can see if you can read these three children’s stories fluently:

http://www.theitalianexperiment.com/stories/

4) You should listen to Italian language podcasts, every few days, and see if you can comprehend listening without reading, try a translation, etc.

http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/tempo-di-caffe-i

http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/licia-domanda-i

http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/profumo-d-italia-i

http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/dolce-meta-i

http://learnitalianbypodcast.com/

http://radiolingua.com/tag/cbi-season-1/

5) Read Italian newspapers or on-line media everyday:

http://www.corriere.it/

http://www.repubblica.it/

http://www.lastampa.it/

http://www.oggi.it/

http://www.ciao-italy.com/categories/newspapers.htm

https://it.yahoo.com/

http://www.metronews.it/

http://www.italiaoggi.it/

6) Review your grammar:

http://www.mercaba.org/SANLUIS/IDIOMAS/Italiano/Basic%20Italian.PDF

7) Submit writings, like a daily diary of what you did that day, or simple thoughts, in Italian, to:

http://lang-8.com

8) Watch TV

http://www.tv-tube.net/tvchannels/country/italy

http://www.rai.it/

http://www.superquark.rai.it

http://www.freeintertv.com/view/id-3259/Italy-1-0-1

9) Listen to radio:

http://www.radioitalia.it/

http://www.radioitalylive.com/

http://www.ciao-italy.com/categories/radio.htm

http://www.babboleo.it/popup_streaming_babboleo_news.php

10) Prepare for a trip with a phrase book:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Italian_phrasebook

11) Interact with native speakers using on-line websites, like:

http://www.gospeaky.com

12) Keep a journal in your new language, where you write down what you did that day, simple thoughts and plans...and really concentrate on your verb tenses. What will you do tomorrow (future/future perfect)? What did you do today (present)? What did you do yesterday (simple past, past perfect)? What might you do (conditional, conditional perfect)?

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meraklija

Complimenti! E 'una bella sensazione non è vero? Se vuoi puoi fare l'albero inverso, l'ho fatto dopo ho finito l'albero italiano. E un diverso sentimento quando impari inglese dall italiano... E se davvero vuoi imparare italiano (ma e un processo che si mai fine :) devi trovare qualcuno con chi puoi parlare quotidiano. Sono spiacente se ci sono qualche errori :)

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ale869640

hello I will leave my skype so I can talk and improve together soon

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scintillela

Se vuole, puo' praticare l'Italiano con io uwu. Posso insegnarte cose come parlare formale ect. ect. Anche voglio parlare in italiano piu' perche non voglio dimenticarlo. Sono gia fluente. :D

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wiijimmy

Ho quasi finito la mia corsa. Dopo finisco, penso che guarderò sul altri siti per più informazione d'Italiano.

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/astrylian

Congratulations! I would recommend expanding your vocabulary (flashcard applications with premade sets are useful for this), writing to native Italians (I like to use Interpals, personally), reading -anything- in Italian to exercise your knowledge (news articles, intermediate fiction), and buying or downloading an Italian grammar book to sharpen the points that Duolingo introduced.

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rapson_Carolina

Fare un viaggio in Italia e passare qualche settimana a parlare colla gente.

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sareenpalassian

L'ho gia fatto! Erano le tre più deliziose settimane della mia vita (carbo-loading ogni giorno)

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rapson_Carolina

Allora un altro viaggio?

August 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabrinasacco

well done

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/murshaqlover

If you're into manga, mangaeden caters to English and Italian translations. Most of the classics and newer works are there in case you were wondering what 42 volumes of Dragonball would be like in Italian.

http://www.mangaeden.com/it/

August 25, 2015
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