can someone that finished the studies here tell us about the level he achieved?
can someone that finished the studies here tell us about the level he achieved? thanks it can really be motivating or saving time :-)
Well, I hope not to disappoint you, but I do not believe you will go above A2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages)
The reason is not that the course is not good, but to progress in the language you need interaction with other speakers, situations and such. Conversation and understanding is a great deal.
On the other hand, from my experience, Duolingo may will help you to reinforce the basics... which is a really good point.
In addition, you may get in touch with native speakers who might help you a good deal with interpretations and expressions, once you are on your way.
I don't think any program (Rosetta, DuoLingo, or otherwise), or book will help you achieved the level you're looking to achieve. There are some books that will get you up to speed with phrases that you will actually use and skip vocabulary words that you will probably never use like la fresa or la rana. Some people are able to pick up a language by listening to popular music, watching movies and talking to people in bars.
If you have a specific language goal, like reading, speaking fluently, or speaking for business then you should target that. On a personal note, in addition to DuoLingo, I read as many childrens' books that I can get my hands on.