I finished my tree this afternoon and got my golden owl. I am at level 12. Is there any way to advance? Or do I just go back and keep strengthening my skills?
Congratulations!! Most people don't make it.
There are 25 levels you can get through them by strengthening and doing immersion.
I think you should keep strengthening until you can score 5/5 on the progress quiz. A lot of people like to do immersion, it's not available to everyone right now though. I did the reverse tree, that is take English from Spanish, it start's out easy then gets pretty challenging.
Language Transfer will fill in some holes left by duolingo as well.
Do memrise to enrich your vocabulary to get you to B1/B2/C1 level.
Watch TV, youtube in Spanish.
Read "graded reader" books.
Basically, try to reach fluency the same way Spanish kids are doing it.
Do timed practice tests. You can get 20 XP per test. Do 10 tests a day and in 5 months you'll reach 30,000 XP required for level 25.
My truck radio is Caliente and has been for almost a year. I have been watching as many Spanish shows that I can find on Netflix (no TV). I was thinking about graded reader books, will have to go to the library and hope they have some. Ah yes, the challenge of the timed practice tests... yes, good idea. Thank you everyone for some great ideas
Thank you again. I have book marked both links. I'll be fluent by the time I return to the Dominican in a few months :D
I heard Dominicans are the fastest speakers in Latin America. But I'm sure they can slow down for foreigners.
Listen around 2:05
I just realized that Spanish is not that simple. Finishing a Duolingo is just a beginning. Vocabulary and sentence structures are simple. But verbs ?!#!? I seems like to study Spanish really means to study its verbs.
Spanish should be called "Verbish". I'm sure those verb conjugations are a challenge to native speakers, just like spelling is a challenge to native English speakers.
Thanks for the share. LOL Yup, that is the Dominican sound I love so much. Dominicans also make up new words all of the time and believe that they have the best Spanish! I hear you on the verbs. I get so convoluted by them. One thing I was told while in the DR, is that it doesn't matter if you say it right, just speak really quickly and no one will notice the errors ;)
bookbox has 18 free audio books for children.
there is not a lot of opportunity for immersion where I live. So how do I come by a Spanish community in a primarily English city in Ontario?
Strength your skills, get anki and a few books from the library, and build up you vocabulary. From there, work on verbs and grammar.
I agree with those who encourage you to keep going until you reach Level 25. Then do the reverse tree. You will continue to get new vocabulary and reinforce the lessons.
AND, consider all of the many other suggestions to improve your Spanish skills--radio, TV, books, conversations, etc. Go for it!
Felicidades! Keep your tree golden by strengthening your skills and do some immersion.
i used to be fluent in spanish but i lost it so im trying to start up again! :)
Congrats! Keep reviewing as you probably haven't seen all the vocabulary yet. The number of words on my Words page has increased since I finished my tree (from ~2580 to 2717 so far). I think I was at level 20 when I finished the tree.