https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timothymagsino

I got placed in a B1.1 course! Thank you Duolingo :)

Hi guys, just wanted to share that I was recently placed in a B1.1 course in a language school in Germany where I will be attending for two months. They put me on B1.1 after a comprehensive online test and a lengthy phone call. I couldn't have done this without Duolingo :)

I fell in love with Germany after visiting it last year for two weeks and have made it my goal to study German to qualify for University over there.

I only started last year with Duolingo as my primary resource, with a bit of Memrise, and the DW Interactive Course (Which I only finished till A1.1 :p), along with some YouTube videos every now and then.

I'm so looking forward to the class and thanks Duo!

July 5, 2017

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Gut gemacht! Have a great time in Germany

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yasmina008

Wow that's nice.. Good luck :)

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harpa711886

Congratulations and good luck for your course! In which city are you staying, if I may ask?

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timothymagsino

I will be staying in the great city of Hamburg, I was there last year and I loved it, the city is so much alive with the people and culture!

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harpa711886

Great choice, Hamburg is such a lovely place. I wish I lived there :)

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MortiBiRD

Gut gemacht

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brampaccini

dude, gut gemacht!! did you watch any cartoons for support you to learn german?

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timothymagsino

A little bit. What immensely helped me was the Easy German channel on YouTube. It truly helped my speaking skills because they show you simple real life conversations, unlike Duo's robotic sentences that don't even make sense half the time. (Sorry Duo, but its true!)

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

I love Easy German! I also love the Authentic German Learning channel. He's great! Very enthusiastic.

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pakyon

Glückwünsche! Das ist sehr gut:-) It took me 240 days to finish my German tree but Esperanto only took me about 45 days to finish Tree 1.0...

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timothymagsino

I think German is one of the longest Trees on Duo? It took me about a year, more or less, to finish mine.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joyciered

Congratulations :) That's a great achievement

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.OgataYu

Congratulations!!!!! :)

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaymondMcl1

Awesome! Congratulations and good luck to you!

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Das ist ja wunderbar! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, alles Gute und weiterhin viel Freude beim Lernen! :-)

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

What is the DW Interactive Course?

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timothymagsino

It's an online German course by Deutsche Welle, it covers A1 to B1, speaking, writing, and reading.

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Thanks! I saw there is a level placement test too, but I can't get it to work. I can't get B1 or B2 to even open. A1 and A2 open but only allow you to answer 1 or 2 questions and then stop. Here's the link. Does it work for you?

http://einstufungstest.dw.de/

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vereschagin

Do you have Flash installed?

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Yes. You can open all levels?

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vereschagin

For the placement tests, no. I get an Error 500 on the B1 and B2 placement tests. I can start the A level tests, but run into the Error 500 again. This looks like a DW site problem. You could try contacting them at info@dw.com

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ichthus731-Larry

Thanks for checking that for me. Now I know it's not a problem with my computer. I was going to try the library computers. I've sent an email to DW.com

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/felipearcaro

That's awesome. I hope I can do the same. Good luck!

July 18, 2017
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