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.
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.