To those who have finished (or almost finished) the tree...
- How long did it take you to complete the tree?
- Do you think you are are now able to reciprocate the language pretty comfortably/can you comprehend when others are speaking Polish?
It took me a little over 2 months I want to say to complete the tree. And about 6- 7 months ( last week) to get to level 25. My xp has varied greatly depending on what I have on my schedule but I always make sure to at least achieve my goal /30 xp daily. I've enjoyed the course and the Polish moderators are very patient & helpful in explaining the rules and reasons of the language. I recognize some Polish words both in speech and while reading but I wouldn't be able to have any in depth conversations in Polish at this point. I imagine that you really need someone to teach you one on one or live in a area where you interact by speaking / hearing Polish everyday. I know there were quite a few discussions regarding learning languages by means of Duolingo and using it in the real world. If you put in some key phrases maybe some will pop up for you? We have friends that we will be visiting in Poland so that is why I got interested in learning Polish. I wanted to show a personal appreciation for them / their language and at least be familiar with it. Duolingo has helped me in this regard.
Hi Graciiek . Good question. I really think it would depend on the individual, their capacity for learning languages, the motivation behind learning the language, and the time and resources available to them to apply to the learning process. If you want a general answer to your question to check out this: https://blog.thelinguist.com/how-long-should-it-take-to-learn-a-language Or watch those video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SL1cs9qsXE
I totally agree with you. I have consistently been interested by gracieek's question too on how for a place like Duolingo—even paired with other resources—can take one. I got to a conversational level in Portuguese mostly from Duolingo, and I am even doing the French and Italian trees from the language. But its going to depend too on ones ability to learn languages, which often is based of past learning of languages. When I wasn't learning a ton in my arabic class, I started teaching myself things and by the time I was done with classes, I was essentially a year (in college level) ahead of the rest of my class. But I am totally in agreeance with your comment—it depends.
Graciek I can't give you a response because I have not tried Polish in part because I think it will very hard, and I don't really have motivation to learn it. I hope you get more responses, good luck with learning, and if you want some learning strategies to help you learn more in supplement to Duolingo I got quite a lot of ideas!