Completed the tree!
I completed the tree today - very pleased to have done so, and I must say I've found Duolingo really straightforward to use and good at keeping me motivated to do a bit every day.
So, what next?
Well, I've got a couple of Tintin books in Swedish to read, and I shall also start on a more formal teach yourself Swedish course which I have a copy of - but until now haven't managed to engage with fully. With the good start that Duolingo has given me I feel much more confident and motivated to proceed.
I'll also be keeping my tree golden, and trying the timed practice and progress quiz.
Thanks to everyone involved in making Duolingo, it is truly appreciated.
It is thrue: DL is a start, it is not a complete course for becoming fluent in a language;
That's awesome! I've enjoyed replying to your questions.
Tintin will teach you important phrases such as anfäkta och anamma, krabbtaskor, sötvattenspirater and other good stuff. :)
Good job dunc.
try easy Swedish on youtube for practice in listening to conversation.
still gonna take lots of pride in overtaking you.
I finished the tree a while ago, but I have been strengthening my skills every day. So why do I never level up anymore? How do you level up after you finish the tree?
You still level up the same way as usual - by getting experience points. Each level takes longer to reach, though. You have 4640 Swedish XP, which means you need 260 XP (roughly equivalent to 26 lessons or strengthenings) to get to level 13.
after a year of on-and-off studying (since med school also takes a lot of time) and repeating the entire tree twice, in 1-2 days I'll also complete the tree for the first time (I stopped before the "celebrate" lesson and repeated the whole tree). I'm also thinking of taking a real-life course. Any advice on further language learning? Watching movies and TV shows in Swedish with Swedish or English subtitles? Is https://www.podnapisi.net/ a good place to find Swedish subtitles or do you know of another?
Oh, I get it. Thank you! Is there any pattern to know what number of points you'll need as the amount increases for each level?
On the website go to "your profile". On the right-hand side, where it lists achievements, next to the language it will say something like -
Swedish - Level 14
Next level: 1200 XP
Total XP: 6300 XP
Which means that I need another 1200 XP to get to the next level.