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Getting to Level 25

After finishing a tree, how do you keep up your XP gain enough to reach 25 in any reasonable (i.e. less than 50 years) amount of time?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
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You repeat and repeat and practice and practice ... For example I have achieved 24,435 XP in German (most of which was done after finishing the tree) in 435 days, that is 56 XP per day on average so it should take me another 99 days to get to 30 thousand XP and get to level 25 :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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I use a lot of timed practice to do it, it can be tough but it is possible to get there in weeks even with a busy schedule. I think I can do it in about a month depending on the language and how well I might now it before starting.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KVRMx
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Wow! You're the first person I really noticed having such high levels in so many different languages. ( There probably have been a few out there-I just never noticed....) You are amazing! Keep going strong. You are a shining example to all of us!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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Thank you, I am trying to reach 25 in all languages and master all of them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bodhidog1

Here is some lingots :) u deserve them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pollyperki

And here is my lingot.But tell me please,what are the circumstances that facilitate those achievements to you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KVRMx
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Yes... By the looks of it you are well on your way : )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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For German I was really close so I did like 500 XP per day, and now for Spanish I'm trying to do it during summer vacation so that's like 250 XP per day. It's tiring and I'm out of motivation (only been a couple weeks maybe) and I want to do Portuguese and Danish more. But I know what my goal is and I'm just trying to get it. It's painful and boring but it's kinda cool seeing level 25 in your profile.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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Previously, many people used immersion. For me, the level hasn't been that important. Once I've finished a tree and practiced for a while, it seems like a better use of my time to try other more challenging resources such as actually talking to people in the other language and so on.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookrabbit
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You leave common sense aside and grind away uselessly repeating lessons before you need to in the mistaken view that it will impress people or write a script because you can't resist cheating.

Of course you could make best use of the course and get there in the fullness of time but that requires patience.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marty_Wrin

Hi Matthew,

I think we are in a similar situation. I am just strengthening and using chatbots daily. I find that between doing the timed practice and the chatbots, I usually get more than 100XP everyday. I've read that it is about 30,000 points to get to level 25 from the beginning. That means that even with the few minutes each day that I am doing, I should reach it in a matter of months.

That being said, I hadn't been thinking about it until you asked as my focus is on finding other ways to continue growing my Spanish exposure but I will continue using the completed Spanish tree to reinforce the basics.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BLRT2000
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I have no idea how I'll be able to do this myself.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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you are getting near, there at level 14. Remember level 25 is defined at 30,000 xp. So 100 xp/day would get you to level 25 in 9 months. Is 100 xp a lot? Well.... As they are saying above, usually xp accumulate at 10 xp per practice. But "timed practice" allows you to accumulate faster - 20 points per unit. you can do it. btw I am visiting Ecuador, being at level 18 now, and I find I know enough for logistics and being polite and slowly reading tourist brochures.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BLRT2000
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I didn't anticipate it taking so long, although I guess what really matters is that I will soon finish my German tree, and then just grind for xp for a while. I used timed practice a lot, because I find it more challenging and somehow more fun. Hey, good job! I heard duolingo can bring you up to level A2. Do you have anything to say about Spanish, if you were to give advice to someone just starting out on it? I'm planning to pick up Spanish maybe after a year, so I'd like to know if you have any advice for me/tell me if any particular parts in the grammar were very hard and so.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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Hm, main thing is, they really begin to drill on the irregular things AFTER you finish your tree. Probably same in German? All the tricky words that sound feminine and are not, the quirks around persona, etc. When it does something strange read the discussion. Probably you do that already. Some helpful Spanish speaker will have chimed in to say why it is so. Must Read. Another thing, may be irrelevant to you, but i flat refuse to type out the sentence on demand, that I am not Catholic. Because I am. And the Spanish unit demands it. I tried many ways around but it seemed the system would not let me escape a unit without it. I was just exiting. Finally the moderator told me the best one, which is to simply put in a one letter typo. Then the system will let you go. Maybe irrelevant to you. Best Luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TikoPiko

All it takes is persistence.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BLRT2000
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Yep. I kinda like it though. It helps you in the long run and it kinda feels more satisfying as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TikoPiko

Of course! Just keep at it and you'll get to level 25 eventually. What's better: you'll be learning a new language. Let that sink in for a while! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BLRT2000
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Right?? Knowing German lets you read a lot of scientific papers as well, other than offering you more job and travel opportunities and such. ^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TikoPiko

Yeah! It being one of the oldest and prolific academic languages is one of the main reasons I decided to learn it. Next up: French! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Doing timed practice really helps: do individual skills and the general one at the top (root?) of the tree. You get the most points for your time (now that Immersion is gone), and it is a super way to practice language patterns. If timed practice is too hard for any particular skill, first practice the non-timed variant until you can do it perfectly, then the timed practice should be no problem. Getting every single answer right before you count the skill as having been practiced will do wonders for keeping skills golden, too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Koopafro
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Lots of strengthening, probably. Getting to lvl 25 seems way harder than finishing a tree, because of both the huge gap in xp and the lack of new learning material.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Gradually, timed practice gets easy, and as you keep working on the tree, you get a lot more translation into the target language [at least I have observed it to be so; I've seen other people mention this, but nowhere near as many as I might have expected given how important this fact seems to me, so I'm curious about others' experiences], which makes it a much more worthwhile endeavor.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeridaPeters
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I hope that before I reach level 25, I will have understood everything in my tree and quit. I feel fairly confident with all the material in the tree now, but I'm still learning something when I practice. As soon as I stop learning, I'll stop practicing. I hope it will be soon.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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Is your level 18 in English on the Turkish reverse tree? Combined, those would wind up being pretty close to a level 25 in terms of XP. (Obviously, there are people who get to level 25 on both the forward and reverse tree for a language, but it seems quite rare; frankly, I don't find reverse trees all that great for reviewing lessons b/c so many of the questions are multiple choice in a language you already speak well.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeridaPeters
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Those multiple choice questions are pretty annoying, aren't they? I don't mind so much because I am an ESL teacher and they give me teaching ideas. I like the reverse tree because Turkish grammar is so different from English grammar that I am often surprised by the answers I am supposed to give.

1 year ago