https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davebnk

Any new lecture coming up soon?

Guten Tag meine Lieben,

I completed this week the German tree (yay!) and I am already looking for new challenges.

In your experience, are new lectures/skills added regularly?

Vielen Dank im Vorhaus D

October 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

Congrats on finishing your tree!

In your experience, are new lectures/skills added regularly?

No, because Duolingo is for beginners and for people, who want to brush up their school knowledge.
The course "German for English speakers" had a good update last spring.

However, there are many other ways to improve your German.

  • The reverse tree, the course "English for German speakers", is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to German. (Switch sound and microphone to OFF in Duolingo's "Settings"!)
    Here is the link to the Duolingo Help center for "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?"
    https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/217005666-How-do-I-switch-my-Duolingo-course-language-

  • My favourite courses in Duolingo are the "laddering trees".
    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.
    E.g "Spanish for German speakers" and "German for Spanish speakers"

  • Use the web version of Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version works also fine on a tablet or phone, when WIFI is available.

  • Try to read (and write) in Duolingo's German discussion forums. There you will find the daily used words, sentences and idiom.

Apart from that

  • read a newspaper article every day and try to learn its new words
  • listen to podcasts, watch movies with or without subtitles
  • converse with a native speaker as much as possible
  • write smaller texts, upload them on translatihan.com and let them be corrected by native speakers a.s.o.

There are numerous possibilities. Duolingo will only bring you to an A2/(B1) skill level in reading/writing and A1 (maybe A2) in listening/talking.

Info about language levels:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Read from "Common reference levels".

Good luck.

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJMCD

Sometimes they will overhaul trees and add new skills, but in reality there's nothing much new, it's just more details. Since the removal of Immersion, there hasn't really been something on Duolingo where you can pursue your learning further. Depending on how successful Duolingo Stories is, they might add German and other languages. In the meantime, you might have to look elsewhere. By the way, congratulations on finishing your tree!

October 8, 2017
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