Tree In Three- My Challenge (UPDATE 2)
Hello guys! This is my first post in the Spanish section of Duolingo, so I just want to tell you a little about me and my challenge.
My name is Oisin, I am a budding young language learner and I live in Ireland. I love language learning, and I have been on Duolingo since I was 11 years old, and I've always found it the best possible way one could learn a language. It's helped me in many ways: not only have I been able to communicate proficiently with other kids in campsites, but my linguistic skills have absolutely flourished since joining!
So I got the news recently, this Monday, that I would be going to Tenerife, in the Canaries for 11 days holidays. I was really excited about this, to be able to use the Spanish I had learnt on Duolingo. So I went online, but then it hit me: I hadn't even used Spanish Duolingo yet! So I set myself a challenge: to complete as much of the Spanish tree as possible in about 3 weeks (from the 22nd February to the 17th of March at the latest). It's going to be very difficult, but I'll be putting in a lot of time throughout the day to ensure I'm not cramming too much.
So, over the next few weeks, I will be trying to complete as much of the tree as I can. I know I sound a little mad, trying to complete all this in such a short space of time, but I'm willing to give it a go! So wish me luck, and thanks for reading! :)
UPDATE ONE: It's now exactly one week after I found out about the holiday, and I'm now 50 percent fluent in Spanish! I must say I'm having a great time doing this! Having something like this in my life has really given me a goal in my life ^_^, so now I'm on Level 8 in Spanish, having gained 1420 XP already.
So, I need 1730 more XP to complete the tree, which means if I can get about ten lessons done every day until the 16th (which is my sister's Confirmation ceremony), I'll have completed the goal of Tree in Three! I'm just amazed at how easy Duolingo makes it for someone to learn a language properly and quickly! 'Tengo un 'Muchos Gracias!' por Luis,' as I may say :)
UPDATE TWO: I've reached Level 10 now, and I'm on the Business section. I've found this challenge quite time consuming, but quite worthwhile, because a language can be used throughout your life, whereas some hobbies may not.
I have 2530 XP at the moment, and I've only got 5 or so days left to do as much as I can, or maybe I might even do some while I'm at the airport ;)
Also, I've reached 50 followers! I must say I appreciate every single one of you, trying to help me on my language learning journey. So many of you have commented to wish me luck and motivate me further, some of you have sent me lingots to help, and some have followed me too. Thank you very much for the help you're providing me, it really helps! :)
So if you want to keep updated on my adventures in Spanish, please drop a comment below, or follow this thread. Thanks to you all! :)
Wow, this is really awesome, good luck! :D Duolingo is such an amazing site. I think it's cool that you were eleven when you started Duolingo, that's my age now.
This is fantastic!!!! I am very curious. I'm quite got at learning languages, but 50% fluent in 1 week? How did you do it? Are you able to use the lessons in real life? Or are you finding that it's hard trying to retain so much information from so many lessons?
If there is a way to learn all the way up to business level in two weeks then im all ears!!!!
Thanks! I got to the point where the lessons would bring me up by 2% each lesson, then I started to get to the hard bits, and it got harder and harder to get another percentage. It's quite hard.
I can use the stuff from the lessons in real life yeah, but I have a very good memory.
I'm glad I'm inspiring people to learn more languages :) thanks and have a good day
Yeah I can actually see ho its working for me too. Like, even though I don't sometimes understand how I can apply each duo lingo lesson, somehow when I'm talking online, I seem to be able to! It's amazing how much you know when you just start practicing with a native. Keep following your progress, talk soon
Yeah, I also see how it's getting harder. I sit down every day and complete 5-10 lessons. I am learning 4th grade spanish in school and to get into princeton university, i need to be valedictorian and keep my grades up. I always get straight A's, not to brag. Duolingo is the best!!! And my opinion will never change. Since I live in New Jersey, USA, there are many people of different cultures here. I was born in New York City, and my 'rents were born in India. Rock on with your goal as mine is to finish my spanish tree in a week. Since I am younger than you, ( I am 10) i have less to do. Meeting your goal gives you a lot of satisfaction. Keep going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!