What is the highest percentage you achieved in German fluency?
Just out of curiosity...when my tree was all gold the percentage was like 53-54. After that i did not practice for a year. Now i am redoing the tree, it is half gold and i have 61% now.
Thanks for the answer. What do you think is the best option to improve German besides/after Duolingo? I still have problems with the grammar. I watch EasyGerman channel on Youtube that's very useful for the listening comprehension. I also use Memrise to improve my vocabulary however i am not very satisfied with it. Unfortunately i have no chance to speak to natives at the moment.
What do you think is the best option to improve German besides/after Duolingo?
You are already doing, what I normally recommand. Here is the link to one of my comments for German https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24360526
I still have problems with the grammar
I also use Memrise to improve my vocabulary however i am not very satisfied with it.
Me too !
The only thing that helps me is "reading and writing about subjects which have my interest".
Personally, I cannot learn a language in Memrise, Tinycards etc. For me, Duolingo was the first time in my life, that I like to learn languages.
You are already learning the "reverse" tree "English for German speakers".
. Read every day the German discussion forums and try to write short comments. The native German Duolingo students are very helpful in discovering your grammar mistakes and correcting them.
. try to translate short English texts to German in http://translatihan.com/
If you have finished the Spanish tree and the reverse tree "English for Spanish speakers", you can start my most beloved learning method "laddering".
. Spanish for German speakers
. German for Spanish speakers
Unfortunately i have no chance to speak to natives at the moment.
Have a look at Knud van Eeden's "Can you give some links about German?"
There you can find several sites for talking to native speakers. I have never done it. Because I focus on learning English and improving my English during my holidays in England.
I am at 67% now but they seem to adjust the algorithm up and down at different times. My fluency jumped up by 5% just a few weeks ago without any real change in my proficiency. I am stronger in Italian than German but my Italian fluency level is always lower and is currently at 60%. As many others have said in these forums already...the fluency percentages are arbitrary and are not really reflective of your true language competency.
I find the same about the (lack of) accuracy of the fluency %. My Spanish skills are much stronger than German by virtue of having started learning it in school and continued intermittant practice of it in conversation over decades before I even began German. Yet my current fluency scores are 62% German 54% Spanish. As a result, I don't pay much attention to it.