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leveling up

Please can someone help me? I leveled up from 14 to 15, and now from 15 to 16, and there is no new vocabulary/learning. I have been reviewing for 2 months, and accumulating lots of XP to level up in Spanish. All my egg icons are golden and have been kept golden for 2 months. I'm ready for new material! Thanks! I did follow the instructions to submit an error report with screen shots a few weeks ago. Have not heard anything.

December 13, 2015

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It looks as if you have completed the "Spanish for English Speakers" course - so a big congratulations for that, first of all. That's no small feat.

You can earn more XP (experience points) by reviewing, as you have been doing. The gaps between levels are farther and farther the higher you get. That is, it takes more points to get from level 17 to 18 than it takes to get from 16 to 17.

The Spanish for English speakers course also offers "Immersion" (link at the top of your page) which is really translating articles. Some people love it, some people hate it. There is a fair amount of non-sportsmanlike conduct in Immersion, so if you do some translations and someone down votes your translations for no reason, or adds gibberish to your good translation so that they can get some points, try to shrug it off and just keep learning for the sake of learning. Immersion can be a great learning tool, but I didn't want you to be unhappily surprised if you come across a bad egg in there. It happens once in a while.

If you're not feeling challenged by the reviews, and if Immersion isn't your thing, I recommend that you buy the "Timed Practice" from the lingot store. Once you buy it, you always have it and it never runs out. What's more, you have it for every course you might decide to take. To use the timed practice, just start a review (skill set review or general "Strengthen Skills" from the home page), and you'll see two options; one of them is "Practice against the clock." Timed practice is good for helping you learn to think fast and stay on your toes.

Finally, a lot of people, after finishing their tree (their course), decide to do the "reverse tree." For you that would be enrolling in the "English for Spanish Speakers" course. You do that under settings. It's a nice change because you translate into Spanish more than English, and all the discussions are in Spanish. It's a good opportunity for you to practice your Spanish and help explain English to people.

Congrats on finishing the Spanish tree!

December 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mattoleriver

Another advantage of doing the reverse tree is that there is quite a bit of difference in the vocabulary between the two courses.

December 15, 2015

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How can you see if someone has finished a tree?

I have always wondered where you can see that

December 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/michfest

Thank you!

December 14, 2015
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