https://www.duolingo.com/Steve778020

becoming fully bilingual??

I have only 6 modules to finish however it says I am only 55 percent. How do get 100 percent or even 80 percent. Also when you re visit the WORDS and practice does that assist in your bilingual percentage. Thanks

March 25, 2016

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ

It's impossible to become fluent using ONLY Duolingo. You need to use it either in conjunction with something or get out there and start immersing yourself in the language. Nobody ever reaches 100% if you go by the Fluency Shield, which I don't.

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KolonelSpons

You will not become bilingual with Duolingo, you need to speak French with native speakers to do that.

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis

The fluency % doesn"t really mean a lot. If you want to become fully bilingual then you will have to expand your language learning to a all out hardcore one. So only French, writing in French, trying to speak French as much as possible, watching stuff in French aka become pretty much get obsessed with French and everything surrounding it.

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Hello there!

I'm afraid that the fluency percentage is known to be inaccurate and untrue. No one particually focuses on it and I would recommend that to you. It is not actually possible to obtain 100% fluency here on Duolingo as (I don't understand why) the rating is programed to only reach about 50-60% fluency.

Hope this helps! Good luck with your studies and finishing those modules!

Rosie :)

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/philly17

Unless you live in France and speak French every day you cannot even become fluent in spoken French. Even people who have lived in France for many years do not consider themselves fully fluent.

March 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

I never lived in Brazil and I certainly don't speak Portuguese every day but I consider myself to be fluent in it

March 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/philly17

Good on you. I have lived in France for a year now and do not consider myself anywhere near fluent.

March 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RikkiTomiko

I'm only at level 13 (I'm at the spot right at Time and Infinitive) and I'm at 47%, I don't think the percentages really mean much, because I don't feel like I'm 47% fluent. But I think I have a high % for being so low on my tree because I don't move on to the next topic for a week or two (or more), I just keep strengthening until I can do it without thinking, until I feel like I've mastered each one perfectly.

(I'm not very good at languages, I don't pick it up easily so I go back and work and work) You might only be at 55% because you might have one of those brains that are perfect for learning languages, you might not have to keep practicing older topics. I think the percentage goes up the more you use the strengthen skills. I'll use it 5+ times a day for weeks until moving on.

I hope this helps, Congratulations on being almost finished! Good luck :)

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Steve778020

thanks for the input

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

No problem! :)

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RicoMonkeon

I'd personally say fluent is when you can speak and understand being spoken to without mentally translating it into your own language first. I suspect true fluency is only really possible if immersed in a language from birth, as otherwise you are learning it logically rather than via how we are designed to learn language. Steven Pinker's the Language Instinct is a good book on that.

Seems a mistake of Duolingo to have a fluency rating rather than their own score, as I had hoped it would go up to 100 as you stop making mistakes on this site (and thus it may be time to move on to bigger challenges), but their page on their calculation suggests (but isn't entirely clear) that it only goes up to 60.

Does anyone have over 60%, out of interest?

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/philly17

Well I am 58% and at Level 21. I also speak French every day. This course helps with writing and reading but does not when it comes to actually speaking and understanding. Great fun way to get started and far better than some I paid for,Will let you know if I pass 60%!

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jjuanluis4

i've had 62%

March 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jjuanluis4

i think it only goes up to 62% when you are doing many lessons, at least on mine it has, now its at 56% but becuase i started watching tv prgrams in italian that i know by heart so i know exactly what they are saying i'm usually just doing one a day so not to lose my streak and so it goes down, translating articles doesn't move up your fluency, but its entertaining, nor the words flashcards. only lessons. dulingo teaches you very well the back bone of the languafe, enough so you could survive without any problems however the vocabulary is way much vast than the basics duolingo teaches you. they also have a dictionary comprised of every word of the language just like we do

March 30, 2016
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