What happens when you complete the course? do you have the option to complete a test and also what is the maximum fluency percentage you can reach on Duolingo? who has got there?

May 11, 2017


I have a fluency of 62% (which is not accurate cause I have only been learning french at school for 2 1/2 years so far an I still have 4 more years until an AP French class) but I think the fluency maximum is 60%-65% but I could be wrong. But don't worry about the fluency percent cause it isn't even accurate. Like ElliotFassero said it's not possible to be completely fluent with just Duolingo the best way to get fluent in French is to go to French class! Duolingo only teaches the basics but if your exposed in real life talking to others you will become fluent just remember that the fluency percentage isn't accurate;)

May 11, 2017

With 2 1/2 years, can you understand oral french? Can you have a conversation with others?

May 11, 2017

Yes some some

May 11, 2017

We practice a lot of oral exercises and speaking exercises in French class pretty much every day.

May 11, 2017

Is your teacher a native French speaker? I learn Spanish in school and the teacher is an American who learned Spanish. It is very different in terms of comprehension because she has an American accent, so I can understand her better.

May 12, 2017

No she's American but speaks as well as a native. She also,learned french for 6 years and lived in Paris for 3 years and the french speaking area of Switzerland for 3 years:) she is really fluent

May 12, 2017

If you guys have money, I would recommend

It would be a good supplement to your class, and for Spanish, it costs as low as $3 an hour. I'm sure you can afford $3-$6 a week to chat with a native. French is a bit more expensive, minimum $6/hour.

May 12, 2017

The same is true of my Spanish teacher (she studied abroad, etc,), but I think it's more about understanding the accent.

May 13, 2017

When you complete the course nothing happens. You just keep strengthening the skills to keep them gold. The max fluency percentages are around 60% for most languages, but in the English courses you can get over 70%. There is an English fluency certification test offered by Duolingo that you have to pay for (because it has to be proctored via webcam and manually scored).

May 11, 2017

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May 12, 2017

well. there a test you can do write now by using your lingot

and fluency... if you complete the tree and keep going over the exercises to reach level 25 then rest assured you can read most of the stuff on wikipedia and even newspapers

and now how much fluency is that you can judge

i believe, learning to pronounce and reading skills really flourish with duolingo but unfortunately duoingo does not improve your listening skills or increase your vocabulary, when i started reading spanish newspapers i discovered a lot of new words (like 1000, i litreally counted them)

so, i can read french and spanish but if the native speakers comes randomly and asks for directions then 50% i will not get because when natives speak they speak fast and i am use to natives speaking at duolingo

May 12, 2017

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