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How fast is too fast

Hi,

I just started the German program this week and I'm currently moving through it extremely quickly. I have taken 3 semester of German at my university; however, I haven't touched the language in well over a year. Do you think I'll be able to maintain my pace until the completion of the program? Has anyone ever done a speed run as a refresher before? Tips are welcome.

Thanks!

4 years ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JessieKaye

I don't think you can learn a language too fast, If you've done it before you have probably remembered most of what you had learned. Just make sure you keep going over things you find difficult ( if there is any) ☺

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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You're probably going to slow down near the middle, just like what sjrb said, the lessons are much harder and there are much more. I suggest if you have a refresher, don't rush through it too quickly. But again, everyone goes by their own pace. So, good luck on finishing your German tree!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caselthor
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It really depends on how proficient you are in German. I've heard Duolingo is equivalent to one semester, two at most. So with three semesters under your belt, you might be able to test out of the entire German course. I dunno. I majored in German and wanted to check out Duolingo German. I was able to test out of the entire course but decided to leave the last section to do just for review since I'm not currently in Germany. After you finish the Duolingo course, maybe you should try watching tv shows in German to practice listening and speaking. That's my other method of German study. You can use Kinox.to to watch American tv shows and movies in German.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zgd3200

Do you know of a good place to get books or ebooks in German, I tried to get them on amazon.de, but I couldn't purchase it due to my billing adddress.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caselthor
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You can get ebooks in German by googling Project Gutenberg, but all of those will be classic German literature, nothing modern. Otherwise, torrenting ebooks is the only way to get modern German books for free.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/javax
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Many thanks for the page "Kinox.to". It's just what I was looking for. :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Just remember, the more quickly you progress, the more skills you'll have decaying all at once. ;)

Good luck! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sjrb
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I think you'll slow down. The lessons later on in the tree have much more lessons in them than earlier (as many as ten) so that takes longer. It also gets harder, so you'll need to practice more.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessieKaye

That's true too, I used to learn a skill everyday but as I keep going down my tree, I've started to slow down a little

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee
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It's a good question but it depends on how well versed you want to be. I studied German for some years a long time ago and I am doing it here mainly to refresh my skill which had deteriorated a lot. I found I could test out of most sections very rapidly but realised that I really wasn't getting good enough grasp of the language. So I went back to the beginning and slowed down. I find that I now have a better knowledge and can understand far more, both spoken and read. So for me slower has proved better than rushing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

I don't think you can maintain your speed. I rused trough the begining of the italian tree, as I knew some from before. Now I'm working much more slowly since I actually have to learn something new ;)

4 years ago