https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

I completed my German tree!!!

I just finished my German tree today after about a year! I am excited to learn German and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for other good websites to expand my knowledge in German and maybe some immersion. Thank you!

January 3, 2016

53 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet! Have you considered doing the reverse German tree? It offers additional words and helps supplement what you have learned with the German tree. www.memrise.com is good, especially if you have specific areas of interest you want to learn more about. Also, www.dw.com has some interesting courses. Good luck to you!

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smoothers

Does doing the "reverse German tree" mean completing the English tree as a German-speaking learner?

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Yes. On the language course selection, you change to you "speak German" and then select "learn English".

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tedydim

Really great idea. I have still aways to go to get to that point!

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations on your rapid German language progress. The reverse German Tree (Ger->Eng) has been very helpful for me. It has introduced new words as well as reinforced what I have learned from the German tree. It both complements and supplements my learning. Good luck with all of your Language Learning!

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tedydim

Thank you! Good luck to you as well. Goal is to have basic vocabulary and speaking skills in 1 year. :)

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rainbow40903

Yes

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

Thanks! I think I'll try it out!

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/seldaeri

Hi! Can i ask you a question? I have completed German tree but i am still level 14 in my profile. how can i continue to grow up like you that have level 25?Ich Danke Ihnen im Voraus :)

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash

You can either use Immersion, or you can keep strengthening old skills.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations on your completing the German tree. My level 25 represents doing many exercises and building XPs. For me, the repetition helps my understanding and retention of the German language. If you want to attain higher levels within DL, your choices would be to continue strengthening your skills or immersion. While at level 25, I still have not seen the owl, though I'm hoping to finish the tree sometime this spring. Good luck with your language learning!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoFlash

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January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nate8077

Find other German speakers to talk to: http://www.conversationexchange.com/

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BJH80

Don't know if this is OK to say on this site, but I found Duolingo to be more helpful when I supplemented it with the other app. (coughBabbel!cough.) You do have to pay (around fifteen pounds for 3 months) but it explains the grammar really well. It took me about 15-16 months to get through the various courses, and it really starts to kick in using the Review function. By the time you've worked through Babbel and Duolingo you'll be on to radio (I'd recommend TuneIn Radio and searching for stations by location [e.g. B5 Aktuell News in Munich]) and then things like newspapers, books and journals. I'd recommend the Andre Klein Learn German With Stories series and Annik Ruebens' Slow German podcasts. I like that Netflix idea, too!

I'm just over 2 years into learning. I feel really comfortable reading it and I can have slow conversations with considerate Germans, but this grammar is going to take a long time to master. I get most of it now, but how people manage to consider which type of preposition and how that links to a noun midway through a sentence is beyond me for now!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RexGrossman

I would definitely recommend Babbel as well, the cost is relatively small, and I have found it very helpful in trying to learn German grammar.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

Thanks I think I'll give it a try!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarisaMazzoli

Thanks a lot for your advice. I might consider joining Babbel later on. I wasn't sure before, yet, thanks to you, I'm having second thoughts. Anyway, I think that Duolingo isn't that bad after all, if one considers that it's free of charge. Thanks again. Have a nice day

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/miguelangel_43

Ich gratuliere. I really recommend to watch Netflix Germany with a VPN. You have lots of series and movies in German and with German subtitles. Sehr hilfreich!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Erin728118

yes! how do i do that?!

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/miguelangel_43

You can use the free program for PC called Cyberghost. You can choose the country that you want to access from and you are ready to go. If you want to access from your ps3, apple tv... you can use "Unblock us" paying 4.99 USD/month. I hope it was useful and sorry for my bad English, I'm Spaniard.

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/YoungSpice94

mylanguageexchange.com is a great way to get in touch with native speakers who want to learn english. HUGE community there.

Also I heard Mango languages is good as well.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pumpkin.

Congrats! Goethe Institut provides maaaany sources online and materials for further learning. You should also check out their TV-Series, as they are the best way to get used to the language and to learn everyday language. They have useful exercises for every episode as well.

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarisaMazzoli

Congratulation on your achievements,Kojichida. You could practise your German with someone from Duolingo. If you have Skype, you could start already. If you have a satellite dish, you could also watch German programs on ARD or ZDF. I wish you all the best.

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/geogaddi

congratulations! try http://yourdailygerman.wordpress.com/ i like it because even though it's all written in english it has some very good and lengthy explanations of words, which guarantees you won't forget them. then if you want to practice your hearing skillz, i'd suggest the youtube channel 'easy german'. they go around interviewing people in the street, i find it really entertaining, plus it helps you kinda see how german people speak in their day to day lives. it has subtitles in both english and german. good luck!

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

Thanks!

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

Great job! About other resources, I've heard that Memrise is good but I've never actually tried it.

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/John-AI4FR

Nice!!

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Le_garcon_cadien

Im still doing my tree. How good would you say you can communicate with german speakers?

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

I feel like I can speak to them, but my grammar is a little off. Generally, I think I can speak like a child in kindergarten, but my tree isn't fully memorized. I hope this helps. Best of luck!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Le_garcon_cadien

Had to give you a lingot for that info. Thank you, that's better than not knowing german.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/XradKat7

Not without a lot of practice. I have finished the german tree and taking some simple classes and living in Germany for a year but I could only say simple things. Duolingo is a good supplementary aid but without proper classes and a lot of practice talking you won't be able to communicate with Germans by just finishing the Duolingo's course.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rahela

Ausgezeichnet!

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Drextremer

Well done! The German tree is about twice as long as the Spanish one but I think it is more thorough. Requires persistence, and you'll need to continue to practice to consolidate. Have not tried doing the reverse tree yet but I did the reverse Spanish one and found it useful.

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sab3awi

did u found this course useful in communication after finishing it ?

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kojichida

Yeah, but more vocabulary than grammar

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mckenzie876

well done on finishing your German tree! I am learning German myself and I am finding it rather easy are you?

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FezanTaniya0

How long did it take?

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/seldaeri

Hello, i have completed it too, but i wish i could learn further because The level of the language in this tree is not high. Congratulations :)

January 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/emilia720708

how do you say "bye" in german

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KingCT

Tschüß, Ciao, Auf Wiedersehen

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

"Tschüß" is wrong according to the current spelling rules - either "Tschüs" if you use a long vowel (like I do) or "Tschüss" if you use a short vowel (this is the main spelling used on Duolingo).

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KingCT

Okay thanks, I thought it looked funny :)

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/muhzad1

Congratulations, how long would it take, consider 20 minutes per day

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ViolettGirl3000

well done. that's really great.

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sobesjm
January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tedydim

I'd buy a good German textbook (see reviews on Amazon) and also find a German speaking meetup or a club close to you. It's hard to cont. learning without speaking.

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarisaMazzoli

Duolingo doesn't make me complete my German tree, because I was away during Christmas holidays and was unable to exercise everyday. When I came back I tried to catch up and I even passed the shortcuts, yet I have to do the same exercises until I reach the number of hours I missed. It's really boring and unfair. I'm not pleased with the computer corrections as well. Anyway, I'm using my mobile phone as well and I haven't missed any single day.

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Felixlernt

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shdwbxr

congratz

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! =)

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/andre_requenna

Congratulations!!! Look at this website with some audiobooks:

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

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/racheledale

Congratulations. Does anyone know what. Exam level this equates to ? Could I pass A 2 German by working through the tree?. This is now required to get a C permit in Switzerland.

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarisaMazzoli

I had to write what I was listening ( in German) and the computer wrote the answer in English. For this motive I lost the challenge. It isn't fair. I don't think that Duolingo is professional enough: too many mistakes

January 7, 2016
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