What Should I Do After Duo-Lingo To Keep My French Going And Attain Fluency?
You will learn much more French 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 French:
The reverse tree, the course English for French speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to French.
Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for
"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 in the browser of a tablet or phone.
Try to read and write in Duolingo's French 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:
Read from "Common reference levels".
I have to disagree with this. Learning verb tables and intensely studying grammar don't help you communicate. When we are listening and talking, we don't have time to think about the grammar rules. We have to have enough exposure to the language to understand it intuitively.
Use grammar as a reference when you don't understand something.
That's right, you don't have time to THINK about using correct grammar in a real-time situation (like a conversation), it has to be so ingrained in you that you no longer have to think about it to use it.
We may disagree about how to get there, but perhaps we both can agree that Duolingo won't get you there.
I heard about this app called HiNative where you can talk with native speakers of France and ask questions and practice your pronunciation. Have you completed all your courses in Duolingo? Try to finish all the courses and strengthen them daily. This should make you pretty fluent.