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Hi everyone. When you get to the end of the course you're taking on Duolingo, can you be considered fluent? Like, could you carry a normal conversation without having to look words up too much? Of course, I'm not anywhere near that stage, but I just wanted to know so that if the answer is no, I can also try other websites and look for other opportunities to become fluent.

PS. Do you know of any other websites that would be helpful with fluency? Tack så mycket!

2 years ago

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The answer is no.

2 years ago

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oh well, I'll just have to look for other opportunities then :p Thank you for replying :)

2 years ago

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You really do need to use as many resources as possible if you want to become fluent in a language. Duolingo is great for beginners but you'll need other resources once you get further along in your studies. I'm not focusing on Swedish, so I don't have any suggestions for you but I'm sure others will have some.

2 years ago

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Arnauti posted a link to the Swedish Institute's web courses and other links: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13588494

IF there are other languages you are interested I would search the forums specifically for those links in their specific languages.

Also, I like to check EdX for free online courses from major universities. I know they have a bunch of Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. I keep hoping to see other languages on there.

2 years ago

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I found a beginner course on Alison.com: https://alison.com/subjects/74/Swedish-Language-Skills

I checked Coursera but came up empty.

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There's also a course on Livemocha: https://alison.com/subjects/74/Swedish-Language-Skills

2 years ago

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Thanks

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Have you been using Coursera? I've been meaning to try it. I'm a little addicted to EdX right now.

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I just discovered EdX not too long ago! :) Coursera was my first mooc <3 I'm addicted to signing up for courses, but sadly, never get around to attending the lessons too much. :(

2 years ago

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Thank you:)

2 years ago

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You will be a reasonable level of Swedish if you finish the course (and learn every word and grammar rule). But once you finish I would recommend Swedish entertainment such as children's books (anyone fresh out of duolingo is gonna have a hard time reading about Quantum Mechanics) and even some Swedish TV shows. I would personally suggest you take a look at http://www.svt.se/

2 years ago