https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM

I finished the Italian tree!

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Yay! I'm pretty sure someone with supposedly 53% fluency should feel more confident about stringing together a sentence, but I'll take it :P

To be honest, I did rush through it and figured practice would make perfect. I only did it to get a basic understanding for when I'm teaching Italian children next month, and I do at least feel that I have that :D (I know, English teachers shouldn't worry about knowing the kids' language, but it helps!)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/luvcats360

Sii!!!! sei fluente ora?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Congratulations! / Congratulazioni! (:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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Thank you! / Grazie! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

You're welcome / Prego :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kaka4444

Congrats... I hope to finish my Italian tree too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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Thank you! I'm sure you will :)

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    Congratulations for a job well done! Your explanation provided a good chance for me to ask someone about this because it makes somewhat confused. How are you supposed to teach English to a child if you don't have a basic grasp of the language? "I know, English teachers shouldn't worry about knowing the kids' language). How come?

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    https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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    You need to know the language if you're teaching beginners, but the jobs I've had have always been with kids at a high enough level that they can understand as long as I remember to be very clear.

    It's supposed to be good not to know the language so you don't start explaining things in their language, or translate rather than explain, and they're forced to use English. That's the theory. But like I said, I much prefer to know at least a bit of their language :p

    I've taught kids without knowing any of their language, and I've taught kids where I know their language almost as good as English, and the latter was WAY better - for me even if I didn't actually let on that I knew it.

    Does that make sense? :)

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      Thank you for your clear explanation. I was just thinking about the "beginner level" and how difficult would it be to teach them anything. Yes, it makes sense. :)

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      https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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      Yeah, at beginner level it'd be pretty impossible :P It's not always easy at the higher levels, but it is at least doable.

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      https://www.duolingo.com/ivvei
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      I think it would work for even beginner level if two languages share some common words. This may be called as "Nature method". I remember there is a book for basic italian language named "L'italiano secondo il metodo natura", and a book for Latin named "Lingua Latina per se illustrata" which is very famous in Latin language learning.

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      https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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      That's true - personally, I found Italian a lot easier than Russian, because the same alphabet/words made it easier to remember and guess at things I didn't know.

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        Yes I guess it works. It's just odd for me.

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        https://www.duolingo.com/ggjaguar

        Complimenti!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/CatherinGregory
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        Complimenti! Getting through the tree is awesome. The next challenge is going to be keeping that tree gold. You might see your fluency rate get closer to 60%.

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie! Yeah, the plan was to get through it as quickly as possible, and then keep it gold so I remember it (and finally learn the things I didn't fully get. Past tenses are particularly evil!)

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Carlo845287

        well done, I am 5 subjects from completing Italian, but only 36% fluent. I need to do more practice to keep it all gold

        2 years ago

        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        I'm quite obsessive about keeping everything gold, so that probably helped with the fluency :p Keep at it!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/_Rensie_
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        Ben fatto!Brava!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/luvcats360

        Are you fluent now?

        2 years ago

        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Well, it says 53%, which is supposed to be a high level of fluency, but... I'm not sure I really could have a conversation :p

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        https://www.duolingo.com/RogerioDickie

        Congratulazioni!! Enjoy your achieviment!!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie! I'll have to see if actually does help me for what I wanted it for :p

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Angry-Italian-23

        Multo bene

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

        Anch'io l'ho appena finito! Congratulazioni!!! ;D

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Grazie, e congratulazioni! :D

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        https://www.duolingo.com/neosnk
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        Congratulations, I'm just starting my Italian now!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Thank you! (Grazie!). Good luck! (Buona fortuna!)

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Squeemolini

        what' s the tree?? I'm way behind y'all, but this is motivating :)

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        You're already doing it! :) The "Home" page, with the circles of lessons in Basics 1, Basics 2, Phrases etc? That's the tree. :) I'm not sure why it's called that, but it is...

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Squeemolini

        oh, excellent! Thank you!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/themrhassan

        Congratulations brother

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Thank you!

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Goldar86

        where there more then 2 add on modules/units?

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Nope. Strange that they didn't make a third one, if they're going to offer three slots. I haven't done them yet though, so maybe a third unlocks after you do them? Or maybe other courses do have three?

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        https://www.duolingo.com/Karopapi3r
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        I heard that the third one is a Christmas module that you can only buy in December.

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        https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenJM
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        Oh, really? I'll have to try and remember to look out for it :D

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