https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

I just Regilded my EN>PT Tree

It's always nice to refresh my skills a bit. I really should be finishing Memrise courses, but they do seem a bit more rote and boring than Duolingo.

June 20, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sargionete

Me dei conta que o Duolingo não usa o icon de Portugal, usa o do Brasil o.o R.I.P pt Portugal

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

É porque o Duolingo ensina somente o dialeto do Brasil.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sargionete

Também vejo em opções de jogos e apps, da a aparentar que o pt Portugal é bem desvalorizado

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NonoAmaral

Não é desvalorizado, já existem muitas threads sobre o assunto. Simplesmente as empresas acham que têm no Brasil um mercado com mais potencial - por razões óbvias. Há mais brasileiros a usar o Duolingo para aprender inglês que portugueses, mas tenho visto muitos estrangeiros que estão interessados em aprender o português de Portugal e não o brasileiro. Parece-me um pouco precoce dizer RIP ;)

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sargionete

I like to know whether the english audios here are as actual like the native pronunciation

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sargionete

Audios portugues do Duo não são muito verdadeiros

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brittalexiswm

Are you doing the European or Brazilian courses?

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

Brazilian. I've been getting the odd freelance job translating and it's more useful to me than European, though I think European's a lovely and fascinating dialect.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NonoAmaral

You can come to Portugal sometime to get in touch with EP, people will understand you even if you speak "brazilian" :)

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Have you tried the new 7 part courses? The European Portuguese 7 part course should be getting videos soon-ish.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

Would you recommend that advanced people only do the latter parts of the course? I tried a bit of the seventh part of the Brazilian Portuguese course.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

I haven't got that far, but yeah I think they are designed so you can jump in wherever you want.

1-3 correspond to A1 and 4-7 correspond to A2 if that helps.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

In their last blog post, they said that 1-3 correspond to A1 and 4-5 to A2. I'm excited that 6-7 will take me into B1 territory.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Good catch! Yeah, I didn't notice that. In the forums they had said 4-7.

I guess this has more credibility as it is a blog post, and it will have had more eyes on it, however I decided to do a quick sanity test...

The hours are listed, for each course in order, as follows:

European: 4 6 11 3 7 7 9

Brazilian: 3 6 11 3 7 7 9

No idea why course 1 is different between the two. I expected both lists of hours to be identical.

Anyway, this shows that A1 is either 20 or 21 hours total. The forum post would suggest A2 is 26 hours total. The blog post would suggest A2 is 10 hours total. I had already thought 26 hours seemed low, so I am not sure what to make of 10. (Of course I could be taking the time estimates too seriously - I have never checked how accurate they are myself)

Have you tried the last two courses (6 or 7)? Or know anyone who has? It would be nice to get some feedback to cut through the fog.

Perhaps @lusofone can pitch in.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

I tried a bit of Spanish 6 (having completed my Spanish tree) and it feel like a good level. Some words are easy, but the sentence practice will be good. They have practical sentences to contrast those about bears drinking beer. I've grown tired of reguilding my tree. I resent my level 22 account and did it from scratch. I don't feel like I'm getting much out of it any more. These Memrise courses are refreshing.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

First impressions: did you feel part 7 was more at A2 or B1 CEFR level?

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

WARNING we don't use CEFR in the U.S. so take this with a grain of salt

It seems to be B1. The sentences start to wander from the simple things commonly covered in A2 level courses. Of course, with online courses, moving to B1 should come with a shift from passive learning to active. If you're also reading/hearing Portuguese news and trying to speak it you'll be able to rise to B2 on your own.

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Thanks for the feedback! I'm going try EP and BP in parrallel for a while - to see how it goes.

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

I finished the seventh part, five months after your recommendation. Anything more advanced you know about?

November 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

I doubt I can give you much advice as you have gone past my level. Congrats by the way!

They have some big vocabulary courses on Memrise. I tried one of the polyglot courses by Easy Academy, but with mixed results. You could experiment with a few - but it will feel like you are learning everything by rote. They are just ways of hammering away at vocabulary.

The Brazilian Portuguese has one of the new missions (only one so far). You could try that, but it means doing the first few lessons again. Or wait until missions arrive on European Portuguese. They are very like bots on Duolingo.

Or you could try moving platforms to either Clozemaster (for sentences) or Readlang (for reading).

November 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlNasc26

I am Brazilian. Congratulations!

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/santeri1_

how long did it take?

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_luso_

I did it over the course of a week and a half.

June 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/santeri1_

nice

June 24, 2016
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