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

Celebrating Level 25!

I have finally reached Level 25 after 10 months of practicing weak skills. I must say I am really enjoying the new tree. Although I quickly turned it gold again, I need more practice with the new words. I'm not sure which language I will focus on next. Perhaps I'll work on Irish or maybe re-gild my Spanish tree first. So many choices. I do so love Duolingo!

October 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethA994386

How confident do you feel speaking the language now? I'm on level 15 after about four months and it feels like there's a long way to go.... When you say you spent 10 months practising weak skills, had you completed the tree before then?

October 27, 2015

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

I'm like a toddler speaking. My husband and I practice together and also text each other in German. I had not completed the tree prior to 10 months ago. I should have explained that better. Good wishes to you! Since there are more points between the upper levels, they do seem to take forever.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe12345678Joe

I had a lot of exposure to German through various sources over the years, and am also a Duolingo level 15, and I am far from Fluent. It is funny, I know that I know a lot of German, but there is far more that I do not know.

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayk2016

Congratulations.

October 27, 2015

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

Congratulations!

October 27, 2015

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

Congratulations on Level 25 in two languages!! I'll get to there soon, and maybe my 2nd language will be French? Wish me luck!

October 28, 2015

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

Wishing you much success and a heaping dash of luck!

October 28, 2015

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

Congratulations!

October 27, 2015

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

Congrats!

October 27, 2015

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

-throwing confetti- Congratulations!

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Hey I am new to this! How do you know what level you are on? Danke! x

October 27, 2015

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

Jodie, you can find your level and number of points until the next by selecting Profile view from the drop down menu next your photograph or icon.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Ok more importantly I need to ask how many levels are there to the German Duolingo? I am wondering how long it takes to get to a basic speaking fluency and if there levels really help achieve this. I can answer basic questions, understand a lot more than I can say in German when I visit Germany once a month and I have one lesson of German language tuition a week to supplement my learning.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJT94

you are currently on level 8. if you hover over the down arrow next to your username and click 'your profile' you can see your level, and XP required to next level on the right hand side.

Levels are an indication of practice, literally how many duolingo exercises you have done. Therefore it actually has no real relevance to your ability. In theory, you could get to level 25 by doing the first lesson 3,000 times.

If you complete the Duolingo tree in German i would say you are somewhere between A2 and B1 in CEFR levels, but that completely depends. I suggest using duolingo alongside many other ways of learning if you're serious about learning the language.

Best of luck, viel Gl├╝ck!

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJT94

and i forgot to say there are 25 levels on duolingo and you can find an overview here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1358479

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Ok so 160 more for me to get to Level 9....i better get back on to it later after the Gym!

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Danke Becky! That is really interesting because I was ensure what completing Duolingo actually means in terms of ability, I am hoping to sit the A1 German exam in Feb and at the moment it says I am 15% fluent whatever that means so I guess I have some practice to put in! I can follow dialogue fairly well but struggle to put together the sentences to speak in the correct structure for the German language or provide the exact correct translation.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJT94

kein Problem! I think Duolingo will be fine to prepare you for the A1, just try and remember to practice all of your skills (speaking, reading, writing, listening) using other platforms/methods for a bit of variety :)

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Ich werde :-)

October 28, 2015

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

I've always understood there are 25 Levels per language. Has that changed?

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJT94

Yes sorry, that was my mistake. Level 25 = 30,000 XP - i just got the numbers mixed up :)

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethA994386

So, is the fluency percentage a better indicator of your true level?

October 27, 2015

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

Yes, the fluency meter would be a better indicator. Scores on the test are perhaps even more important.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BJT94

However, I would still be cautious. I am not 50% fluent in Spanish after a few afternoons work :p

October 27, 2015

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

Congratulations!

October 28, 2015

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

Congratulations!

October 28, 2015

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

what so special about levels

October 28, 2015

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

For me, each level represents a measure of how much time I've spent studying. For example, after my tree was gold I kept it that way by choosing to select the Practice Weak Skills option. To others who may choose a different study path, such as Immersion, levels may or may not be important.

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jodie334442

Hi Grandmumm what is Immersion?

October 29, 2015

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

Hi Jodie, Duolingo's Immersion feature is an optional way to earn points and improve your skills by translating documents in a variety of subjects, such as sports, food, fashion, and more.

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saiya1

im trying to get more lingots please give me some lingots

October 29, 2015

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

Here you have 5 lingots, now go buy the "Double or Nothing" power up :D

October 29, 2015

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

Yay! Congrats!

November 2, 2015

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