https://www.duolingo.com/Pohjanpoika

The real world challenge (personal story, nothing important)

I am an engineering student on a mission. I have decided to study abroad as an exchange student for a year, with hopes of attending in a University in Germany. With no former knowledge in German, I decided to take up a challenge. I'm going to self learn German.

The reason? First, it's a challenge. Second, I have hardly any time or money to spend on language courses, neither does my school provide any courses in this subject. This leaves me with the internet and my local library as my main source of information.

I will update my progress after a couple of months. This will be an interesting challenge.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/satishvc
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Good luck. A decent textbook + Duolingo practice can give you just enough knowledge to get by in German. You can take it even further if you so choose, of course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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Good luck and may you learn the most German you can! Hopefully you'll reach at least B2. The Duolingo course for German gives you B1 level when you finish the tree.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ruthie-K

Please do, I wish you extreme luck! One thing to remember: Don't guit, because the only person you are quitting on is yourself!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keikou_
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Good luck with that ^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Good luck! This is a great idea. Also, you have found the best language learning website you could find, so congrats! Using duolingo along with some other good resources, you could probably be at a B2/C1 level when you finish the tree. Good luck with your German learning, and good luck with your future year as an exchange student.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

You didn't say what year you're in.

If you're a college freshman stay home. If you're working on an advanced degree, good luck. If you're looking for an interesting challenge, good for you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pohjanpoika

I believe my exchange year will be equivalent to the American junior year. I live in Finland so the school system is a bit different here. Here the schools encourage students to go abroad for either studying or do training work (not sure of the real term) in their field of expertise during their third and / or fourth year.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WisalCh
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i am doing the same thing as you , no money to take courses and need to get to a decent level by end of january so good luck to both of us

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlett_Lucian
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Awesome challenge! I wish you good luck with all your studies, whether in pursuit of the German language or otherwise!

1 year ago
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