I finished the german tree (64% 20) and now I reregistered to do it all over again from 0.
In order to do that I had to create a new account. is there a way to do it also with the older account?
thanks! first I would say that in my opinion the German tree brings you to B1.1 level maximum (the tree gives a lot of vocabulary, and some basic grammar, but not more complicated grammar and other more complexed language skills that one should learn in the B1 level). I use Duolingo "on the side" only for not forgetting words and articles and to practice again and again so the basic usage of the language will become more natural. In my real studies I am learning at the B2.2 level.
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:
Read from "Common reference levels".
But, there are numerous possibilities to increase your fluency in daily life.
- You will learn much more German words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features. Even in level 23, I get every week a few new words and more difficult sentences.
Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"
Other ways you could 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.
Here is the link to the Duolingo Help center for "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?"
My personal favourite, because repeating a tree "Foreign language from native language" is so boring:
The laddering trees!
In your case: "French for German speakers", German for French speakers, German for Italian 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 rather good 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 radio/TV, 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
- more information in:
Knud van Eeden's "Can you give some links about German?"