Reached level 25 in English
Have reached level 25 in English, by doing the reverse German tree. Reached 71 percent fluency.
That's pretty amazing. I plan on learning Spanish from German now. However, first I plan on reviewing my German Tree. I was rated 68 percent fluent in German, when I started the reverse tree. While working on the reverse tree, my fluency dropped to 54% in German. So I worked on my German Tree for awhile. I got my fluency back up close to the 68 percent mark again. Then all of a sudden, they dropped it to 61 percent for some reason. So I quit worrying about the German Tree and just worked on the reverse tree. I have not checked the German Tree to see what my current fluency rating is. Will do that now and work on getting my fluency rating back up and learn Spanish from German at the same time. Current German rating is 58 percent. I will get my tree back golden and see what my rating is then.
My journey is very much like yours, I reached level 25 German with 63%. I then concentrated on the reverse tree only. After German course was expanded, German fluency had dropped to 38%. At that point I worked on both courses. ended sunday 62% german, 76% english. I order to extend my german vocabulary I intend to continue with the german course only. Since at least 80% of language is speech, would you have any suggestions how I can practice this in my English speaking world.
Most impressive thing about you, is a 76% rating in English. I went up to 70%, like a rocket. I think, I was only at level 23 when I had a 70% rating. I did around 7,500 XP's for me to get the other 1%. I thought, Duolingo would only give 70%. I was frozen there so long. That's one thing that I've been curious about, how high the rating would go? Most people say the rating is unimportant and has no meaning.
I agree with most folks who feel that the fluency indicator is not very accurate, but it is all there is. Duo emphasis on streaks is to increase the value of the web-site not to help the students overall language skill. I think the best indicator is the word count, not an algorithm using word count/streak/number of lessons. It would be of great help (at least to me)to know the maximum number of words in Dou's german dictionary. My current count is 2584 words, my goal is to reach 5000. Then a least (with some accuracy), I can say I have reached 51% of my goal.-- I just received your second post via e-mail., your story is very interesting, being 9 years older then you, I can only say ist is nice to see a young person like you in this endeavor.
Why are you learning German? It's just a hobby for me. I'm almost 67 and was stationed in Berlin from 86 thru 88 with the army. The Germans seemed to think, Americans were too dumb to learn German. Or, would never be motivated enough to stick with it. I found it, to be a lot of fun and the army likes bilingual personnel. They recognized it as a skill set, I possessed. I figured I might use it for getting a job later. Thirty one years later, I'm now retired so forget that. Duolingo, has been the best thing, I've found. I never wanted to pay money to learn, so it was difficult to continue learning. I've learned loads in the last 15 months. I do, Deutsch Welle and watch German on U-tube. I get my news, in German and read that. I am, like you in a English speaking world. Americans in Georgia, have zero interest in learning German. So, as far as actually speaking, I have no suggestions.