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https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

How well are you fluent to start a second language?

My question is "How well are you fluent to start a second language?" Many people as I have seen, have small small flags in their profile. Some may haven 2 and others may have more than 10. Does reaching level 25 means you are ABSOLUTELY fluent? I am not doubting the people who have reached 25, but just asking you guys.

How do you guys really go on for a second language? Are you really really fluent on the first language you learnt in duolingo? Don't see my account because this my granny's and if you would like to see my account it's https://www.duolingo.com/pranav_prakav. You could see 4 languages out of which I am learning Spanish and my sister is learning German. French and Hebrew are for the future ( If I really really feel that I am fluent with Spanish, I will learn these 2 languages).

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
Qiunnn
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Duolingo realistically only gets you up to A2 at most if you dont use other resources

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VeraMorgana

I don't consider myself fluent just by doing the trees. I learnt Korean by watching TV and self-learning, but it did not make me fluent till I actually joined a class and talked to people. I had the vocab and grammar, could talk, but no conversational skills. With Korean done, enough to not get confused over learning another, I started Japanese and Russian. I will never choose 2 similar languages at the same time. That is what will make learning languages confusing.

My definition of 'fluent' is when you can hold an at least one hour general conversation with another speaker, preferably a native.

Hope that helped. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thank you Prathyaksha! Even I have attended an institute course like yours where I talk with teachers who teach and speak in Spanish. But I stopped because there were people who were literally 10 years above me. I am really determined to finish my Spanish course very thoroughly maybe if I get a chance, I want to speak, listen, and write in Spanish like how a native speaker does. Thank you for sharing your experience Prathyaksha!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ItsJustinX

Well said mate :)

1 year ago

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Duolingo trees are courses for beginners. So, it cannot make you fluent in any language no matter how you define fluency. To become fluent, you will have to do more to increase your proficiency in the language. In the meantime, I'd suggest finishing one tree before moving on to another.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ally.x
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There is nothing like "absolutely fluent" ... I call myself fluent in English but I know there is always more to learn (much like in our own native languages there is always more...) :-) ... and no ... reaching level 25 here on Duolingo is not enough to get you even moderately fluent. You will have a nice vocabulary knowledge and you will be able to speak / read basic things, but listening skill is much harder to acquire. You have to do lots of work out of Duolingo to become fluent.

As for learning more languages I always suggest NOT to start more languages in the same time. It's very counterproductive for most people. Once you get about half way down the tree and know everything that's above it can be done that you add another language. I only started to learn French after finishing the German tree, I tried to start it sooner but it felt like too much. But then again everybody is different :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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No. Even people at Level 25 are most likely not fluent especially if they did duolingo and nothing else. You need more than just one resource for fluency. Duolingo can only take you up to A2 fluency, and you should be at C1 or C2 before calling yourself fluent.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Why are you on your granny's account?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

I don't know why....I am not able to post any discussions from my account and even if I a man able to post one, those posts don't reach you at all. AS well as the comments too. So I a man using my granny's account.

1 year ago