Just finished my Spanish Tree!
Acabo de terminar mi arbol espanol!
Great feeling to finish. I'm 45% fluent so I guess I just need to keep practicing and keep all the bars at full strength to up the fluency percent?? Has anybody any idea of the highest fluency percentage score you can reach??
50, 60% at the most, That is what most of the high level people say anyway. Congrats on your completion of the tree!
Yes as people are mentioning 60 is the highest fluency level for Spanish. Remember that this is an estimated percentage and not an accurate percentage. It can also decay when you don't use the app or if you make mistakes. Only a written test and a teacher face to face can give you a more accurate percentage. When I was around 55 percent I asked a friend of mine that she is a Spanish teacher and she was amazed at how much I had learned in just a year just by using Duolingo...she said I was around 50 - 54 indeed. At moment one year and a half of studies with some learning books a dictionary many translated texts and watching movies in spoken Spanish my fluency is about 70.
May I suggest the reverse tree? It will require you to complete exercises mostly in English vice mostly in Spanish. (Tip: turn off the spkr/mic in the settings section to avoid Eng/Eng translations).
I think the highest fluency you can reach is 50%-60%, so if you continue to practice you should be able to reach that easily.
For me, it was at 68% at one point, now it sits at 65% (for the last few months).
Congratulations! I am on a streak of 201 days. I'm level 16 and less than half completed the tree but my fluency percentage is 47%. I do 2-10 practise sessions per day. Once a week or so I will complete a new lesson. I felt it was better to know the material very well before moving on. For instance, before moving on to the past, I spent weeks practicing the present. I didn't want to confuse the tenses. I also try very hard not to make mistakes. If I don't know an answer, I go the dictionary or other reference and look it up. Then I answer the question. The questions I do know for sure I try to answer just as quickly as I can. I think those two things may factor heavily in the determination of fluency. I was noticing that my word count is around 1200 - may I ask what yours is on completing the tree.
Hi Barry, I think your system is very good and obviously very effective for you. Now I have finished the tree, I intend to keep all the strength bars at full strength all the time and hope this will raise my percentage. On completing my tree, my word count ended up at 2518. Good luck with your ongoing studies!
Congratulations for finishing your tree. I just finished mine and I'm 55% fluid at level 14. I will continue
You are doing really great, well done and keep it up as I feel sure you will. I plan to keep going too!