https://www.duolingo.com/smeylie

The level to finish all the lesson

Hi, just a little question about the ''normal level'' to finish the lesson completely. It's just that I saw some duolingos users (spanish class) who seem to have completed the board pretty quickly (like lv 8). I mean, I'm lv 9 and am at the 1 check point, 2 lesson before the second one to be correct.

Am I the slow learner type? Or are they just to quick? Well, it's just that I'm curious! :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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There is no 'normal' level. I've the quickest I usually see it is 12, but many people take up to level 25 to finish. I'm currently level 19, and just getting to the end of my tree. I have 6 skills (22 lessons) left to complete and I have been working on it since late June.
I've seen some people who moved too fast regret the decision, while other have benefited from learning everything quickly, and reviewing later. Also, some people come here with a prior knowledge of Spanish, and just test out of everything.

My advice is just to take the course at your own pace. You will figure out what works best for you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smeylie

thank you, I will focus in my learning from now on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/in2spanish

"Wazzie" fails to mention that he has amassed nearly 15,000 XP's which come about as a direct result of time and brain cells spent in practice sessions. Do the math and you will find that "wazzie" has successfully completed nearly 1,500 practice sessions and done so I suspect not for the prize of calloused finger tips but to be able to conversate with native speakers without causing their eyes to glaze over.

As you know learning a new language is not a 12 level project or a 25 level project but becomes a life project kindled by a passion to communicate and it is that passion to communicate that pushes wazzie and others to "do the time" to reach a level of fluency that speaks well for them and DuoLingo.

As for the future I'm looking forward to the implantable micro chip that translates and enables me to understand any language without having to "do the time" in practice sessions but until then keep in mind that repetition builds recognition and that’s what you want..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smeylie

thank you, this is actually what I do, lot's of repetition and practice. I will continue to go at my own speed :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

I like that expression 'a passion to communicate.' That's why I'm on here. I just want to be able to have a conversation. I started Spanish, which I really like, and will get back to, but am, for now just concentrating on Italian, which is why I joined DL, in the first place.

Not everyone has the same goals. Some like learning for learning's sake. Which is great, but to communicate is surely the greatest gift?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jurekcy1

I'm on level 17 and I haven't even reached haft of the tree. I'm going very slow, with a lot of practice. I also use other sources to learn and my goal is not to complete the tree as fast as possible.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shomarri
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Hello, im confused, estoy confundido.. I have been doing duolingo probably since july, and im on level 9 and almost done with my spanish tree. How does this work? I also took spanish in college and in middle school so, its more fun than hard work but it isnt easy. However, just seen all these comments about pace and different levels and I looked up what level I would be at if I finished the first page of spanish or first tree?? And I was just very curious to know what level that would be. Are you bumped up levels by how fast you go or is it by how many lingots and lessons you learn?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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wazzie is right. I'm level 15 and I finished the tree quite a while ago. I'm actually done with studying Spanish on Duolingo (I know I could learn from Immersion, but I never really liked it). I believe I finished the tree at level 14. For some people (like me), it worked/works to speed through the tree, but for others it is better to take it slow and review a lot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fargbast

I am at level 10 in German and have finished only Basics 1, Basics 2, Phrases, and Food. I practice a lot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shomarri
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Okay. I see that its by pace. Well id probably be done a lot sooner had I practiced every day. But. I dont.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nashrambler
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It has taken me 3 months to get about half way through the tree, and at level 17. I think it will take another year to do the last half of the tree. But I'm enjoying myself. Some days I am amazed by what I've learned here. Other days . . . . . I struggle.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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I finished the tree yesterday after 46 days, at level 11.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smeylie

oh my god, so early, you're a fast one!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

wazzie and samsta have been around and what is up, and I agree with them. ;)

Many people are attracted to Duo because it is like a game, and their goal is to complete the tree quickly. Some know a lot of Spanish when they start. How rapidly one goes through the tree, and what level one is one, may say very little about how much of a language a person actually 'knows.' Proceed at your own pace and make your own choices about learning the language versus racing up the tree, leveling up, or amassing lingots. ;)

For what it is worth, I finished the tree at level 12, and, like Samsta, I do not 'immerse.'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KinanHabbal
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out of 64 skills i am now on skill 38 (ABSTRACT OBJECTS 1) and in the middle of level 13 i expect to finish the tree at level 15 as most users

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaleFavier
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Yes, I'm using Duolingo Spanish for review and practice -- I already "knew" Spanish in the sense of having a good vocabulary and being able to read it pretty easily. So I'm flying through the tree, nearly done at level 13. But if I was actually learning Spanish from scratch, it would take a LOT more repetition. We're both doing great, we're just doing different things :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thebreef
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so, i finished the tree and i am at level 13. If i want to level up, i should redo some of the lessons?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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That is one option.
Another option is to participate in Immersion. This is a great resource for points, and if you provide quality translations, you will earn a lot of points very quickly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnllock

I am half way through my Spanish tree and level 11. I have had to do a lot of practice in this middle section so I could be a level 25 guy by the time I am done ;)

I agree with Wazzi, there is not standard or normal level you should be at when completing all of the modules. Each person learns at their own pace. Whatever level you finish at doesn't matter as long as you achieved your goals that you started out with.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

It depends on what else you do, besides the tree lessons. You get level points for Lesson Practice and Vocabulary Practice. My upcoming level up, and my prior one, came primarily from other types of practice, and not so much from the tree. If I keep up that pattern I will have a higher numeric level than somebody who just went straight through the tree.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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I'm level 11 Spanish and I only have 7 lessons left before finishing the tree.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter955194

I just arrived at level 12, and I expected there to be an entirely new set of challenges, but am I correct that there are no new activities at this stage? I made "conquered the Spanish skill tree". No more trees?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sweet_Serenity

I had the same issue when I first started Duo. A few months ago I finished my French tree but with 52% fluency....I thought "is that ALL, how do you stop in the middle of learning?!?!" but it was not. From my observations Duo constantly opens up new lessons so when a completed task turns from gold to it's original color, not only do they want you to practice that particular lesson again they've also added new material that is also beneficial......the only problem I see now is that it takes quite a while for the fluency percentage to change and I mean QUITE a while.....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard.MCcovey

whats up hommey

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard.MCcovey

am on a hard level what do I do man am so mad

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John_S01

I just finally finished the German tree at lvl 15 and 67% fluency, but I lived in Germany for a few years and brought my vocabulary and experience into it.

9 months ago
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