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Setting a realistic resolution

Suppose a guy wanted to set a new years resolution that involved getting to some measurable, achievable proficiency in a language, with just an hour or two per week available.

Starting from zero, what Duolingo tier/level would be meaningful and realistic?

I'm a native English speaker hoping to learn some Spanish in advance of a trip to Spain next Christmas.

4 years ago

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There is a guideline on Wikipedia that states that to have level A1 of proficiency, which basically amounts to being able to ask your way around as a tourist in most situations, you'd need somewhere between 60 and 120 hours of solid studying (from no knowledge of the language). So you'd need to devote more time in a 52 week year to achieve that goal.

That amount of time spent solely on Duolingo would likely set you higher than level 10.

4 years ago

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Gracias! I think I'll set my resolution to be level 10 before Christmas! Does that sound plausible for a busy person?

4 years ago

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Sure.

4 years ago