Finished German Tree: Just the Beginning
I finished my German tree. Yay! However, as accomplished as I feel for having done it, I realize that this is really just a step along the way to true language mastery. I'm grateful for Duolingo for giving me such a solid introduction to the language and for easing the way to further study. I couldn't imagine starting from basically scratch in another program!
Where to go from here: Well, I'm already doing some beginner readers and listening to German radio. So that's good! For a while I think I'm basically going to stick to listening and reading. Hopefully I will get stronger as I go (how could I not!?) and my confidence will only increase to a point where I feel comfortable initiating a conversation.
Continuing Duolingo: It has become obvious that, even within duolingo, the goal is not simply to "finish" the tree. The goal is to KEEP it gold! And that's just what I plan to do. I'm not going to be moving on to other languages (I'm already fluent in Spanish so that was just a whim). Just concentrating on the German. I know lots of people do many languages, but I don't think I could keep them all straight! More power to you guys!
Anyway, that's it! Good luck to all those still working their way through! Keep it up!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch mekeliki! Ich finde mich in deinen Worten wieder. Zwar stehe ich noch am Anfang meines Englisch-Lern-Abenteuers und beiße mich durch aber hoffentlich kann ich hier irgendwann auch so stolz verkünden, dass ich den Englisch-Baum erfolgreich absolviert habe.
My goal also is to keep the tree gold. I hope this is possible for me. Wish you all the best for the future :)
btw: This is my first post here. A friendly hello to all.
GOOD JOB, KEEP IT UP, FANTASTIC, FABULOUS , BRILLIANT, PERFECT, MARVELOUS, STUPENDOUS, MAGNIFICENT.
GUTER JOB, HALTEN SIE ES OBEN, FANTASTISCH, FABULOUS, BRILLIANT, PERFEKT, MARVELOUS, STUPENDOUS, MAGNIFICENT.
You can try DW for more courses as well as youtube German with Ania and German with Jenny as well as her website.
Precisely the point - you have to keep it going, keep practicing, keep reviewing. I'm with you on that. (Also with you on the concentrating on one language...I don't see how my brain could handle more than one at a time!)
Thanks, everyone! I'm still plugging along every day keeping things gold! and I started reading Harry Potter under der Stein der Weisen (got it in paperback!). Like I said, I'm going to keep working with Duolingo. I'm quite encouraged by what I have found here!
I would highly recommend the series Dino Lernt Deutsch. The first book in the series is Cafe in Berlin. Then there are 7 more. They're quite affordable on Amazon if you're in the US. If not then I'm not sure.
Great job mekeliki! That's good you're going to continue studying German with other resources (that's what I'm doing with my French). Oh yeah, I had to comment on your profile. It makes me laugh every time I see it. :-D
well done... i have recently started duo lingo myself, so if you have any tips it would be nice to know...
I'm sure you're totally smart enough! The way I see it, if you wrote that sentence in English, then you can write any equally difficult sentence in any other language -- given enough exposure! :-)