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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.

10/29/2017, 11:53:53 AM

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The highest I have seen with other students: 68%
In my own German tree: 63%

10/29/2017, 12:40:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/zsoltpapp24

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.

10/29/2017, 1:34:26 PM

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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".
    Advice:
    . 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?"
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23463112
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.

10/29/2017, 3:43:04 PM

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Thank you for the useful thoughts, my Spanish is on hold now and German project has the priority, and also i have to improve my Czech where i live at the moment. But laddering sounds efficient, indeed!

10/29/2017, 5:25:04 PM

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The fluency meter is broken, useless, and highly wrong. Even if you DID get 100%, you still would be a beginner.Just ignore it.

10/31/2017, 5:46:26 AM

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I have 61%, finished the tree recently

10/29/2017, 11:55:25 AM

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My highest is 55%.

10/29/2017, 1:54:25 PM

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I have 62%, but I've heard people say they reached up to 67%

10/29/2017, 4:18:39 PM

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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.

10/29/2017, 4:33:08 PM

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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.

10/29/2017, 8:52:11 PM

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I have 43% and besides duolingo I use memrize, learn german with ania and learn german with jenny on you tube. I think the conversation is the most important part of learning a new language!

10/29/2017, 4:35:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/zsoltpapp24

Indeed, if you want to have a conversational level of any language you have to practice it! There are methods which only concentrate on conversation from the very beginning but i have never tried them yet.

10/29/2017, 5:28:27 PM

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I also have 67 %. ...Although my first language is German, I do not achieve 68 %. :(

10/31/2017, 2:30:08 AM
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