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Tree is all yellow. How do I get new exercises?

I'm on Spanish level 12 (just) the tree is all yellow but the exercises the same as level 11. I am having to repeat exercises. I thought when you changed level you would get new exercises. Does anybody know how this works? Thank you

May 1, 2017



You're finished with the course. You can keep refreshing those skills or move on to something else.


In addition to the comment of lilyflower231:

You will learn much more Spanish words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features.
Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"

Other ways you could improve your Spanish:

  • The reverse tree, the course English for Spanish speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to Spanish.
    Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for
    "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/217005666-How-do-I-switch-my-Duolingo-course-language-

  • Use the web version of Duolingo (http://www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version works also fine on a tablet or phone, when WIFI is available (or 4G/LTE in an internet bundle)

  • Try to read and write in Duolingo's Spanish discussion forums. There you will find the daily used words, sentences and idiom.

Apart from that

  • read a newspaper article every day and try to learn its new words
  • listen to podcasts, watch movies with or without subtitles
  • converse with a native speaker as much as possible
  • write smaller texts, upload them on lang-8.com and let them be corrected by native speakers a.s.o.

There are numerous possibilities. Duolingo will only bring you to an A2/B1 skill level in reading/writing and A1 (maybe A2) in listening/talking.

Info about language levels: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Read from "Common reference levels".

Good luck.


Don't focus only on Duolingo, watching movies, listening some musics, reading are a great way to improve your Spanish skills. Duolingo is just the beginning. Good luck.


Having finished at level 12, there are undoubtedly many, many sentence exercises you didn't see yet. I think the figure might be as high as 3/4. You'll get to them with further "review." You probably also got very few translations into Spanish. In trees I've spent more time on, as many as half the translations can be into the target language.

Of course, if you already had a background in Spanish and didn't feel much challenged by the tree, it can certainly be best to look elsewhere.

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