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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Finally finished my French tree

It took a while but I finally did it.

Now I'm going to focus on making every lesson gold and I'll then perhaps attempt the reverse tree.

I feel like ongoing practice is key.

January 1, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Bonjour Paul, et surtout félicitations ! Ma langue est une langue bien difficile. Je vous souhaite une bonne année 2016.

January 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Merci beaucoup. Same to you!


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

B r a v o ! ! ! ! ! ! Mes félicitations ! ! ! ! ! !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mansour521194

Hello I liked it very much, very practical I have reached the 60 percent fluency level anybody knows if I can go higher than that. Response is appreciated


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Bonjour mansour, j'ai lu ici que 60 % est le maximum à pouvoir atteindre et 25 pour le niveau.


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

Hello, I too completed my French tree over Christmas; I also added the three bonus skills, and deliberately completed the Christmas one on Christmas eve. Took me a lot slower than level 15, I think I'm at level 21. Luckily all the skills are currently full strength - mainly because every time I completed one, I went back and did a couple of practices of that skill, on top of general practices. The fluency is at 61%, so I'm guessing it can go higher.

Next up is taking the progress quiz, and getting to level 25, and trying to watch as many Easy French or French videos. If I can save up, I might try a French conversation class. Oh, and maybe another language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Testtickles198

tu es un garcon astucieux


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Merci beaucoup. :P


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

Just a question about how this app works, I heard that the max level is 25, is it possible to finish the tree before reaching that level?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Yes, easily. You can finish it at about level 12 or 13 I think. I just redid lots of lessons before I finished.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Bonsoir, vous terminerez l'arbre bien avant le niveau 25 oui bien sûr. Mais pas les leçons. Je me tiens à votre disposition pour plus d'explications.


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

Merci de vos réponses. Mais si je termine mon arbre au niveau 13, comme faire pour arriver au niveau 25? Faut-il faire des entrainements indéfiniement? Refaire les exercices qui deviennent "weak"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Non ! Je suis avec l'application Duolingo sur mon téléphone. Y a au dessus de magasin un dessin d'altere. Vous appuyez dessus et les leçons continuent au début 150 leçons pour un niveau de plus puis après 200. Jusqu'au niveau 25.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Haltère pardon...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

You can just keep doing the same lessons to increase your XP. Over time they start to become weaker, which changes their colour from gold back to their original colour. So you have to aim to keep them all gold. You also get XP from completing translations in 'Immersion'.


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

I agree. Being consistent in doing some practice every day is intrinsically important. For that reason I've been able to finish my French tree and reach the level 25 last year.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Well done. It's definitely my long term goal to reach Level 25 because I plan to keep practicing my modules and I've been doing more on the Immersion area, too.


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

Thank you! I got to that level through countless repetition. At the beginning of the course I rushed through the tree, but later I realised that I wasn't retaining much of what I had learnt, then I decided to start over again and review more each skill before I continue. Now I want to return to the reverse tree and do some Memrise courses.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Bonjour Isrianth, je suis admirative devant le nombre de langues que vous apprenez. Des questions me taraudent néanmoins. Peut-être pourriez-vous m'y répondre. Quand on part de zéro dans une langue avec duolingo et que l'on arrive après maintes afforts au niveau 25. A-t-on enfin le graal tant convoité ? Parle-t-on vraiment bien la langue apprise avec duolingo ? Ou l'on se débrouille seulement suffisamment pour se faire comprendre et inversement ? Merci d'avance de votre réponse honnête.


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

I'd like to reply in French, but I don't have enough time at the moment as well as my writing French is too basic it could take me a lot of time to write an understandable text. I started learning English from scratch with Duolingo, even though I've been using other resources to learn English faster I can say with certainty that it really works to learn the basics of a language. Nevertheless, Duolingo doesn't focus too much on listening and speaking, you mainly see results in terms of reading and writing. So I can perfectly understand your text in French. In addition, learning both German and French from English has improved my comprehension of the English language, and doing reverse trees has been a great way to keep practising my writing in those languages.

If you want some extra resources for your English I posted a discussion in the Spanish forums, click here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Merci d'avoir pris le temps de me répondre. Je vais de ce pas voir votre lien.


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

Congratulations. I've just finished my French tree as well and (like you) am just now working on gilding all of the lessons.

I'm also on level 15.

I find that daily practice is certainly beneficial, but at this point I wish that there were more advanced duolingo lessons to strengthen my fluency. I guess I'll have work on the 'immersion' section for that.

Best of luck with all of your French practice in 2016!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulW237

Thank you and good luck to you as well!

I think getting the whole tree gold at the same time is going to be tricky for me, as each day at least one of the lessons goes back to its original colour and I've still got others to turn gold as well.

It'll be a challenge to try it, though.


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

There are two tips I found for getting my tree golden and keeping it that way the longest. 1. Limit your looking at the meaning before answering a question. It seems the computer feels you need to come back sooner. You do not have to be 100% sure before you answer a question. 2. Work from below. Some higher level sections when revised have a way of changing earlier questions to gold. I have experienced it with Verbs as well as food. I hope that helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tilden20008

I also read that doing vocabulary practice in the "Words" section on a daily basis will help to keep the tree golden.


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

I do not know how that works but I do think practicing vocabulary in context should give me more bang for the buck of the time spent learning than simply looking for ways of gaining points rather than improving learning and retention.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle28671

Bonjour, vous pouvez faire autant de leçons nouvelles que vous le souhaitez par jour. Même quand votre arbre ne s'allumera plus et ne sera que doré. Il vous suffit de cliquer sur l'haltère dessiner au dessus du mot magasin. Si vous êtes sur l'application téléphone de duolingo. Bon courage....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David.Lizant

Well done mate, I can't wait until I have finished my French tree. I've already spent over 400 days on this site, I just work at my own pace. I do feel daily practice makes a huge difference, I'm surprised how much I've learnt.

All the best for 2016!

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