https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

B1-Zertifikat!

Hallo Leute,

früher habe ich euch erzählt, dass ich eine B1-Prüfung machen würde. Vor einem Monat habe ich die abgelegt und heute mein Zertifikat bekommen. Hier sind die Ergebnisse:

Hören/Lesen B1 42,0 Punkte (von 45)

Schreiben B1 19,0 Punkte (von 20)

Sprechen B1 100,0 Punkte (von 100)

Bestanden! Das macht mir total glücklich, dass ich so gut beim Sprechen war. Sprechen ist für mich immer noch der schwierigste Teil vom Deutschlernen. Trotzdem bin ich vielleicht etwas besser als ich dachte. Juhu!

Danke fürs Lesen and viel Spaß beim Deutschlernen wünsche ich euch!

beste Grüße aus Berlin,

Lance

June 28, 2017

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/coto.i
  • 1574

Very nice, Lance! Congratulations!

Could you tell us briefly what resources did you involve in terms of time and learning materials? Like if you started from 0 or had previously learned German in school, how much time did you spent on Duo, how much on other resources, including the ones for oral comprehension... just what you consider to have been the main points of your journey to B1. Thank you!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Thanks! Sure. I would say I began seriously learning German in the beginning of 2015. I should also preface this by saying I met and fell in love with a German in 2012, so there was a little bit of exposure to the language starting back then (but only very little because he speaks English so beautifully).

I've spent so many hours on duoLingo that I've lost count. I don't spend as much time here these days because the exercises have become a little too repetitive for me, but I was really dedicated to the platform for about two years (started using duoLingo towards the end of 2014 I think). I would spend 1-2 hours everyday on the site, 7 days per week. And there were periods where I was obsessed and somedays spending 4 hours or more per day on the platform (which is kind of insane when I think about it). It would be cool if duoLingo kept track of the amount of hours one spent learning a language.

I took my first German class ever in January 2015. That was 5 days a week, 2.5 hours per session. Then I took a few more German courses (up to the B1.1 level).

Hope that helps answer your question. I once wrote out a very detailed list of my resources and study habits here in the forum. I will have a look and see if I can find it and copy/paste it here if I do.

Oh, and I also have created several courses on Memrise and have spent countless hours drilling vocabulary into my brain using that platform.

I've lived in Germany since the end of 2014 by the way, so that has obviously had a huge effect on my exposure and ability to understand the language.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/coto.i
  • 1574

That is quite a serious effort that you put into German learning, plus the exposure. This and your almost perfect results on B1 make me think that you would have passed B2 too.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/exp271828

Das ist ausgezeichnet! (That is excellent!) Someday, maybe, me too ...

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Dankeschön! Klar kannst du das auch beim weiteren Üben erreichen. Viel Erfolg wünsche ich Dir!

Thanks! You can of course also achieve this with further practice. I wish you a lot of success.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.s.h

Bravo Glückwunsch !I am a beginner in German . Hopefully will reach this level like you! well done :)

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Dankeschön! Viel Spaß und Glück wünsche ich Dir! Enjoy the beginning stages. It gets much harder, then finally gets a little easier again! :-D

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia.s.h

Danke for your encourage words :)

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

Congratulations! Ausgezeichnet! Thank you for sharing! :)

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Sehr gerne! Danke Dir!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sunadashi

Whoopee! Sprechen 100! I guess all those "corrections" you were given (added to your own effort, of course,) paid off. Congratulations!

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Haha... yeah, seems so! Dankeschön!!!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/matfran2001

Ausgezeichnet!

Woher kommst du? Was ist deine Muttersprache? Wo lebst du jetzt?

Ich kann Deutsch lesen, aber ich spreche noch sehr langsam (und schlecht!)

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Dankeschön! Ich komme aus den USA also Englisch ist natürlich meine Muttersprache. Jetzt wohne ich in Berlin. Woher kommst du dann?

ps-Respekt! So viele Sprachen lernst du! :-O

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

Guten Arbeit. Hast du Hellotalk?

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Danke! Noch nicht aber ich werde nachgucken!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin11034

Das ist ausgezeichnet! Haben Sie ein Lingot.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan

Kleine Korrektur: auf Englisch sagt man "have a Lingot", aber auf Deutsch funktioniert das nicht, wir würden sagen "hier ist ein Lingot" oder "ein Lingot für dich/Sie".

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin11034

Danke schoen! Alle Hilfe ist herzlich emfaengt! (ha ha ... Sagt Man das?)

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LKWRT

ich glaube man würde eher sagen "Alle Hilfe ist herzlich willkommen".

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin11034

Eeek! Ignore that -1 I was trying to hit the "reply"! It won't let me "undo" it.

Now see there ... I was thinking like I do in English and was saying "All help is cordially received." Willkommen makes much more sense. Danke schoen!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Dankeschön!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StariSob

Ausgezeichnet! Ich gratuliere Sie zum Ihre Erfolg.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Vielen Dank!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LKWRT

Wow, concratulations from me too!! ;-) German is a hard language, but your text has no mistake and your points for the test seems perfect!

Good luck in Berlin!

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Vielen Dank! Ich wünsche Dir auch Glück!

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamKean

Herzlichen Glückwunsch Lance! Einfach toll gemacht! Sieht aus, als du vielleicht schon eine B2-Prüfung bestehen könntest! Super gemacht nochmal! :D

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Dankeschön! Vielleicht werde ich eine B2-Prüfung in ein paar Monaten machen. :-D

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruces123

Wenn nicht C1!

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Gut gemacht!!! Das ist toll.

June 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Danke Dir!!!

June 30, 2017
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