Made it to German level 25!!!
Just to start off I have to say that I am super thankful for Duolingo and how it has changed my dedication to learning a new language!
Today I reached level 25 in the German learning course, which when I first started many many days ago seemed impossible. I actually wondered...How do people possibly get to level 25?!? I don't have a crazy streak right now, but day after day my competitive nature brought me back to Duolingo as I tried to "compete" with the timer and "compete" with the XP counter to make it. And I guess it turns out it's actually possible to do it!
So, I am curious for others who have made it to the "max level", did you feel like the 25,000 XP to get to level 25 signified a significant improvement from when you started? I feel like I know miles more than I did when I started at level 1, but I did have one full semester of German class when I started. I am also curious for those who started at level 1 with NO experience and made it to level 25, how do you feel your language mastery changed?
Anyways, good luck to everyone in their Duolingo journey! :)
Congratulations, Derek!!! I had no prior German studies before DuoLingo. (I did with Spanish.) I feel like I have learned a tremendous amount, although I am far from any appreciable level of fluency. Studying German has allowed me to easily fly through the Scandinavian language trees.
Thank you! Thats really interesting, you found German helped with those languages?
Congratulations! I also hit Level 25 in German this week! I also had a semester of German, but many years ago. Just this morning in church, I was able to make small-talk with some German-speaking visitors. I could not have done that a year ago. So I am happy with my language journey with Duolingo!
Erstens muss ich sagen:
HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH UND HERZLICH WILLKOMMEN!!
Second, it is actually 30,000 XP required for level 25 - just a small correction.
Third, I certainly am miles and leagues beyond where I was when I first started, though I had already done German at GCSE (then dropped off for about half a decade). That is, obviously, in large part thanks to duolingo - not only for the exercises, but also for the external resources the duolingo users led me to which really have accelerated and expanded my learning.
Congrats! I'm just curious; what level of fluency did you achieve at Level 25?
Mine has been maxed at 61-62% for months now, even with working every day at least 50-100 XP/day and having finished the tree.
Also, congrats on getting to 25. I'm almost there! About 5,8XX remaining.
Do you think 61% is the highest fluency that one can achieve at level 25? If you do the reverse tree, do you think it will increase the fluency level?
I am at 66% at level 14.
I took 4 years of German in high school and lived in Austria for 6 months right after high school, but hadn't spoken any German since then (17 years!) when I started Duolingo 3 weeks ago.
I know I'll have to use other resources to increase my fluency, but I am interested in seeing how high it will get just using Duolingo.
How are you using Duo to get 66% at level 14? I'm at 30% with level 8. I want to follow whatever you are doing!
It's probably mostly the German that I already knew just coming back...
But to answer your question - I usually do one longish session a day a few really short sessions throughout the day to keep it fresh in my head. Yesterday was the first day I had missed since I started, and that was just because when I signed in it was technically a few minutes too late, so I lost my streak.
Some days I will focus on trying to get through lots of new lessons on the the tree, but some days I will just practice, even if everything is at full strength already.
I don't know if it is the best way or not, but it is what seems to be working for me right now. :)
Thank you! Hmm, I would probably say a 10 months, but thats sort of a guess
Gut gemacht. From o to 25 in Duolingo you learn a lot of German. I got to 25 using immersion, so it was a lot easier.
It was a nice feature that has been eliminated, it was the translation of documents.
the same case was with me. I had a German class full semester and when i finished it i started German course on duolingo to explore more. And there was so much to learn. So yeah duolingo is a great platform to learn a language.