Conquered the German skill tree ^^
Ich bin so glücklich! Ich habe seit zwei Jahren Deutsch gelernt und endlich ist der ganze Baum gold. Der nächste Kurs ist Französisch, Esperanto und Spanisch. Danke, Duolingo (und Tandem)! With these apps I like learning languages even more :) I finished with 52% fluency and level 19 and I wish there was a course of Arabic.
Bravo! I feel like I will never finish the German tree haha Good luck with your next courses! As a French speaker I can't tell, but I've been told that French is hard to learn. Still, it can be done with a lot of perseverance. Good job!!
Thanks @pepinej, I've been learning French before, at prep-university school, so i think I'll use Duo to brush up on those skills that I already have + gain probably new vocab :) I remember the beginnings though and yes, it was quite challenging :)
But can you keep the tree gold? I got it all gold once too, but the thing decays pretty fast. Keep it gold for a week?
I keep my tree gold now since one year and the circles seem to be stable. So from my experience it is possible to keep the tree gold. But I have my own way to work through the tree and I work on only one language.
any thing special on working your way through? I keep sabotaging myself by typos and trying to pronounce things too quickly. Dumb mistakes light up the circles like crazy.
You know Assimil, a series for learning languages? I used this method in combination with some rules of my own.
Working through the tree three times. Begin you first time, if you are at about the half of the tree begin the second time at the same time. If you are ready, begin the third time.
More detailed with my own rules:
- Try to master every question of every single exercise 100% without look up vocabs or using hints - this needs sometimes many repetitions, but I strictly follow this rule.
- Use hints, tipps and notes as often, as you need it and grammar explanations till you've understand them
- Do this as long as you can go through all exercises in a lesson without great problems
- Then use the strengthen exercise of a lesson in the same way: Try to master it 100%. It is more difficult, because the questions are not ordered anymore and there may be some new questions, where you and the system can see, If you've understood the grammar etc.
- Then try to master the timed practice for the lesson. It is much harder than the strengthen practice, because there are some more new sentences, word combinations with words from other lessons and additionally a rigid time limit. But if you can master it you'll get more experience points and you'll now that you have learned the material. Sadly the website developers had seemingly mistakenly deactivated the keyboard shortcusts, so it is nearly impossible for me to successfully work to the timed practices in the more advanced lessons anymore :-( I hope, they will find the error and will activate them again in the near future.
- Next use the strengthen exercise of the whole tree as early as you can. If you begin too late, it will be much harder, because this uses the material of the whole lessons you already worked through.
- Same for the timed practice of the whole tree
- Every day, when a circle or lesson becomes colored, work through it till it is gold again. Do this additionally to your normal exercises.
- If you reached half of the tree, go ahead and at the same time begin with the first lesson again. From now on you exercise (at least!!!) two exercises or lessons: one on the second half of the tree and one on the first half of the tree. Do this as long as you worked through the tree twice. For the lessons you exercise the second time try first the strengthen exercise or timed practice. If you can master it, go ahead. If not, work through the exercises in the lesson again till you know all answers 100% correctly again.
- Then work through the tree a third time, if you want. Or pick up still difficult lessons and try to master your weak points.
I am now at the end of my third time working through the tree. I don't know, if this works for you but for me it works.
Gratuliere! Und dein Deutsch liest sich auch schon sehr gut :-)
Ist Deutsch deine Muttersprache? ich frage nur, weil du es so gut spricht, auch wenn du nur am level 3 bist.
Äh, ja, ich bin Deutscher :-) Und danke, ich hoffe doch, dass mein Deutsch einigermaßen gut ist ;-)
Und ja, irgendeiner meiner Reverse trees wird´s wohl sein :-) Wobei irgendwie nicht alle angezeigt werden, z. B. taucht der JP-EN Baum in der Liste nicht auf.
Fantastisch! Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß beim weiteren Sprachenlernen.
Grüße aus Berlin, Lance
I wish there was an Arabic course too! I studied Arabic privately and used the Pimsleur program which was excellent. I hope Duo will consider one in the future.
I've been studying German with Duo Lingo for a while now and I'm 57% fluent according to Duo. I love the program and practice every day. Though I finished the entire program, I haven't succeeded in becoming all gold yet...but I will. Wish there were more language categories within the German program to keep me interested in the future.
Aber Ich habe deinen Baum gesehen, und er braucht noch manche "Skills" Gold zu werden. Eleven to be precise. (Still a pretty good job, though).
Das ist groß! How long did it take you to complete your German skill tree? I recently started and I have a long way to go!
Thanks, well I started learning German 2 years ago, so about that time I also started on the German skill tree. There were, however, some breaks and I wasn't focusing really so much on it. I did maybe half of it during last 6 months, when I had time to study more intensively. You can do it! :) .
I had a similar situation while learning Spanish. I started two years ago, but I was very inconsistent and my progress was slow. About a month ago, i got the phone app and joined a competitive club which motivated me and led me to complete about half of my Spanish tree during my Spring break. I spent hours each day! :) Thanks for the encouragement!
Yeah, I was also motivated by club's competition. I created a group just for people from Slovakia who learn German, so I felt even more encouraged - just like you - to spend hours each day. It's the best one can do when learning a language. :)
Haha, just a few.. Slovak, Czech, English, French, some German and Spanish, learning Esperanto, Italian and Arabic. I wish I knew also Russian, Portuguese and Polish. Maybe in 10 years... :D
Slovakia. It's just different. I can easily learn some Romance languages because there are some similarities among them and I already know some of it. Arabic is from another class of languages, so it may seem hard, but I believe it is "learnable".
I wish the vocabulary contained more words or that they had a unit on just learning more words and less grammar for that unit. Or that the basic units wouldn't pop up anymore - like Der Mann, die Frau ... I'm not learning anything when I redo that unit.
Congrats! German tree is quite something... Re: fluency, it's kind of strange. I still have 16 skills to go on my German tree, and I am already at 55%, although I suspect that my real level is lower than yours. And BTW, my Italian is stuck at 51% although I've finished the tree about a month ago and I'm keeping it gold since.
Apparently Duo team is considering removal of this feature, so maybe you're among those who don't have it.
@Renate21303 I havei t at Home screen just right above my Daily goal.
Dankie schon. Ich habe das fur deutsch aber nich fur francosisch. Gluckwunsch
Congratulations, this will inspired me to finish my Deutsch learning.
Herzliche Glückwünsche! :D
As for Arabic I second that! The language is becoming increasingly popular and it would indeed be good to have on Duolingo.
haha thanks, yes, that's true. I started doing English for Arabic but I lack the pronaunciation and .. well, that's of course not enough.