I've finished my Spanish tree!
After working on it a tiny bit every few months for a couple years, I started to do it consistently and now i'm done. Everything is gold. I'll start the reverse tree now and amp up my usage of other resources. ¡Hurra!
Congrats from Denver ! I just started on Sept 9th, and do about 10 to 30 mins a day. Any suggestions ? I tend to review all past lesson every other day. Are you are around other Spanish speaking people to keep your new skill fresh ? What is the reverse tree ? I am excited to learned !
After you finish your "Spanish from English" tree, you may do the "English from Spanish" tree. The latter is called (by some people here) "the reverse tree" (with respect to the former).
I've done one of those "reverse trees" and it surely helps. It is useful, no doubt about it.
It's my native tongue. I didn't speak English until I was about 6 years old. My mother thought it best to switch solely to English. I have wanted to speak/write and really be fluent. I work in Real Estate and feel as I am missing out on dealing with Spanish speaking individuals. I did a girls trip to Panama with girlfriends this year and was embarrassed that I didn't know anything to say. So I did a lot of reach and decided to really commitment to working on this.
Any suggestions on any other software or schools that would aid on my success ?
I absolute love Duolingo, and hope they expand. I found this site on the Library along with Mango but I am not sure how much I like the format of Mango.
This seems to be a free site that does fun quiz and games. Maybe we can encourage Duolingo to include this type of program
Thank you for your responses. You are all my hero!
I see that makes sense so it's translating English to Spanish. Thank you so much. Maybe another silly question but all of your flags are they all the languages you know ?.
Oh also I plan on traveling to Spanish speaking countries and be come part of my Spanish community where I live.
Hello Jessica. The flags (by my name) just tell the courses I am taking on Duolingo, and the number by each flag just tell the "level" (based on accumulated XPs ) I am in each of those courses.
I am fluent both in Spanish and English. I am studying the other four from zero (I discovered Duolingo two months ago).
So your first tongue was Spanish? Did you speak Spanish up until you were six years old?
Then you may have a lot of Spanish buried deep inside your brain. You just have to recover it.
It will be much easier for you. Go on!
I spent my younger years in Puerto Rico moved to upstate New York and the schools were not bilingual , so my mother thought it best to not speak Spanish at home. Which worked but I have now no memory. I do hope that after some time it will be easier and that I do remember.
Thanks for the support!!!!
I hope in a year or so I would be able to take on another course. I would honestly just be grateful if I can be fluent in Spanish. Thanks for the replay, have a great Monday!
I have been doing the same, except I started 2 years ago..... And I am just starting back up again! I want to learn Spanish so that I can talk to y familia in Mexico. Why are you learning Spanish ???
I also finished my tree: everything is gold. Reached level 20. And what now? There is no announcement that I reached the end? Every day, I have to redo a few exercises to keep everything in gold - but is this going to continue? Getting boring. Some advice?
Try out the reverse tree. Here's a link to some helpful Spanish learning resources that someone else has compiled: https://duolinguista.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/spanish-websites/
I have been doing Pimslear conversational Spanish now for a couple of months, I started Duolingo last year , but didn't find I could really converse at all when I went to Spain . I can converse basics now and understand and can use many words I have learnt on Duolingo. Doing both is working much better.
Good call on the reverse tree. If you tire of the English/English exercises turn off the mic/speaker at the settings page.
I first made an account at the end of 2012. I didn't study regularly much at all until the start of my current streak. At that time, I was just under half way through the tree.