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After Level 25?

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Well, I passed level 25 this evening, in German, and while it's nice to do so, I'm still learning. Are there any plans to add on more levels, or should I just expect a funky shooting star going across the screen from the level 25 star to infinity when I end a lesson?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/eunoia
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This just happened to me recently. The star going across the screen is probably just a bug.

The levels are independent from the course, and does not accurately represent a learner's skill level. It would make more sense to not use points as the only determinant, but instead utilize the hearts remaining, total vocabulary, total translations, and skill tree progress.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bogeszka

What do I do after finishing off the skill tree? "Practice all skills"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Practice all skills or translate if you feel like it. After I finished my French tree I continued to translating for a month. Then I left on vacation after which I didn't feel like returning to translation any more. I began using other resources to improve my French. There is no need to stick to Duolingo forever. Go "into the wild", explore the language you've learned here.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mallowigi
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The best way to improve your skills after Duolingo would be to go to the aforementioned country, otherwise after some time you'd lose everything very quickly. If you don't plan to do so, just do something else but practice once in a while, like once per month (if the algorithm is right, the levels should have decreased by the time)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Just going into any country does not guarantee anything. I usually travel with my husband and I rarely talk to anyone except him (and of course we talk in our native language). Traveling is by no means the only way to maintain a language. (I've never been to any English-speaking country, but apparently I have not forgot all the English that I learned at school.)

Practicing the new language is the key: talking, reading, listening, writing, etc. no matter where you are.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bogeszka

I mean I am still at level 15. re-practicing all skills or any steps of the skill tree would be very slow... and boring until getting to lvl 25. I want more new topics/lessons... :-S

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Romanophile

In the Romanian (beta) course, I hit level 25 after 154 days. I finished the tree long before. I wouldn't say i'm fluent at all...and certainly need the refresher that keeping going would bring. Plus i noticed that doing "strenghtening", i saw a new verb (or at least one that i hadn't encountered before on Duolingo"... So i would say that i haven't gone through all of the material (at least in all of the categories).. So i will likely continue, although i suspect the drive to continue will fade without all the gamified prompts to keep going. [later edit: 135 days later, i am still doing 30XP a day at least of Romanian...and they keep on hauling out some new verbs to work on so it is worthwhile. But it was getting difficult to keep the motivation up, so i started French too. Why french? To me, an Anglophone, i think Romanian and French have a lot in common, so it helps me think in non-English terms. And occasionally confuses me because i reach for the french word when i need the romanian, or vice-versa. But that's a fairly realistic situation...reaching for one language back in the filing cabinet of the brain and getting the wrong one.) EDIT: 9 months later I got to level 25 in the French, too. Now what...??

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https://www.duolingo.com/pablobaytart
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there is a recent thread "are subtopics or new lessons coming soon?" which says that there will come new content

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
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That's not what I mean. I specifically wonder whether there will be a level 26, a level 32 - not whether there will be new lessons.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffers86

Just a quick question: when you hit level 25 had you finished the tree yet?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
wombatua
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Not quite, but I was fairly close. Not that completing the tree signifies much more than completing the tree.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffers86

Well, it means you've learnt all of the skills duolingo has to teach by lessons. Hopefully, they will keep extending the tree (and raise the total level).

Come to think of it, it makes no sense to have a maximum level. I mean, they do want people to continue to translate, right? Why not keep giving them levels then?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
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I'd have to disagree. It means I've made it through the lessons. Have I learned everything in them? No. Not even close. I'm not expecting fluency from Duolingo - to me, it's a way to work on reading comprehension more than anything - and I still have plenty of work to do before I can comfortably read a native German document. I'd say I've become familiar with the material in all of the lessons, but I wouldn't use the past tense. I'm still learning.

5 years ago