https://www.duolingo.com/petemehegan

Fluency...Grr!

OK...here's a gripe from a fully ripened ego. I ran through duo-lingo in two days, and got 'certified', and my fluency was figured at 53 %. My French, learned on the streets of Paris, allows me to pass among the French and not be mistaken for a foreigner. I've been called on to translate and interpret workshops going both ways...

I'm now four months into this, and I'm only 56% fluent. Fifty-six! What? But that's not the worst. Many of my students have become competitive, and one of my first years is approaching forty percent!

What am I going to do, when one of my students is more fluent than I? What is the formula for increasing fluency? Do you guys have no mercy? Is there any button I can push to provide artificial intelligence, for my reputation's sake?

Yours with tongue in cheek.

November 22, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

It's impossible to reach 100% fluency, literally. I wouldn't trust the fluency bar at all, it's kinda screwed up.

November 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Ha ha ha Duo at least understands that getting everything in the course right does not make you 100% fluent. Surely you know that you know stuff they did not test you on. How can they declare you capable of answering what they did not ask?

November 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alexjw116

The fluency percent is so skewed! Also, it's impossible for it to say 100%

November 22, 2016
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