I love your app it is by far better than some real courses i have attended.
I have a suggestion though... I am at level 7 and it is going great but i would like to have to write more word/phrases in German than in English..
I dont know if further down we get to write more in German but for me having the question in English and writing/answering it in German is helping me more in writing and memorizing words.
Vielen Dank, GjB
Duolingo uses a very good teaching method for beginners and for people, who want to brush up their school knowledge.
In the course "German for English speakers" you are learning the grammar and the pronunciation. You will mostly translate from German to English and the user interface is in English.
You can start the reverse tree.
In the "reverse tree", the course "English for German speakers", you will mostly translate from English to German. The user interface is in German. And you can start to read (and write) in the German discussion forums.
You can also do both courses at once.
In the "laddering trees" you can do "Foreign language 2" from "Foreign language 1" and reverse. If you are learning two ore more foreign languages.