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Are there further Spanish lessons on Duolingo Pro??

Hi there. I have completed all the Spanish lessons and gone back over them all to get them to gold level and I am wondering if there are further lessons available through Duolingo Pro, or whether the idea is to just keep coming back daily to go back over the excersises I have already completed please?

Thanks a lot, Dave.

November 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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are further lessons available through Duolingo Pro

There is no Duolingo Pro!
Duolingo Plus does not have further lessons and it seems to be very buggy.
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001321983-Duolingo-Plus

.... or whether the idea is to just keep coming back daily to go back over the excersises I have already completed please?

You will learn much more Spanish 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"
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6176795

Other ways you could improve your Spanish:

  • The reverse tree, the course English for Spanish speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to Spanish.
    Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for
    "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/217005666-How-do-I-switch-my-Duolingo-course-language-

  • Use the web version of Duolingo (http://www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version works also fine on a tablet or phone, when WIFI is available (or 4G/LTE in an internet bundle)

  • Try to read and write in Duolingo's Spanish 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 podcasts, watch movies with or without subtitles
  • converse with a native speaker as much as possible
  • write smaller texts, upload them on http://translatihan.com/ and let them be corrected by native speakers
  • try "Duolingo stories" https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23206010
  • more information in
    "Can you give some links about Spanish?"
    [URL] https://goo.gl/x2vZNv

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Read from "Common reference levels".

Good luck.

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Hi Pentaan,

You will learn much more Spanish words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features.

What is your experience about this "re-do lessons" thing? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25365596

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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I still get new words and sentences in the course "German for English speakers" in level 22.
You will not get them by redoing lessons!

I ever read a discussion of someone with a very high Duolingo fluency% and a very low "word count" in his Words tab.
It appeared that he only was redoing lessons instead of strengthen by using "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Thanks for your interesting feedback Pentaan!

Nice to have you on the forums as an advanced DuoLingo practitioner with very deep experiences.
I follow all your great answers around the threads across!


Quote: and a very low "word count" in his Words tab.

This is definitely the case (compared to doing the PT tree all from scratch, lesson by lesson with a much higher word count) for my non-finished English-German and reverse trees, where I:

  • a) either used the "intro comprehension starter" test
  • b) checkpoint test outs
  • c) skill test outs

I could imagine that the "someone" may have also used either one of the three (sentence polling) SKIPS and did not progress in his/her tree lesson by lesson....not even rating the "strengthen skill" feature like you do.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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I also appreciate your interesting feedback on the forums, Thomas. I have learned a lot from you. Although, your explanation about IT matters is sometimes too difficult for me.


....."someone" may have also used either one of the three (sentence polling) SKIPS and did not progress in his/her tree lesson by lesson....not even rating the "strengthen skill" feature like you do.

No, it was someone who had reached level 25 and a high "Duolingo fluency %, by only doing the lessons of the whole tree over and over.
He had never used the two strengthen features of Duolingo, that's why he had such a low word-count.

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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I think it is worth that we both copy paste our answers to the https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25365596 thread.
There was another thread, wish I am trying to find, so we have some good on-topic stuff archived.

Can you assist (quote feature sucks on DL, so you better do it for your comment yourself)?

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Please note:

I have no idea what content between the normal Spanish forward tree and reverse trees might overlap with the Pearson (elementary 1+2 and) intermediate tree(s).

Are Pearson elementary and intermediate courses / books really two DuoLingo trees??

Pearson has TWO books, one for Spanish, one for Spanish 2, so there might probably be two trees + the intermediate book tree, or are all the access-card codes the same???

November 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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@DuoLingo Could any offical marketing person from DuoLingo please verify and confirm this?

November 28, 2017
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