I have just finished my duolingo French course but it still says I am level 12 not 25. How does that work please?

November 8, 2017


Congrats on finishing your tree. It took more more levels to finish and I'm still working toward level 25!

Congrats on finishing your tree!

You will learn much more French words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features.
Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"

Other ways you could improve your French:

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 and let them be corrected by native speakers
  • more resources for French in Knud van Eeden's: "Can you give some links about French?"

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 and certifications:
Read from "Common reference levels".

Good luck.

Congratulations!!! Do not worry about level 25, you can reach it practicing the lessons, but if you feel that you know all the words then it is not necessary to do it.

You level up based on the amount of XP you get, and to get more XP, you can practice or redo your courses.

Congratulations on finishing your French course. :)

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