Progressing to the Next Level
Can anyone help? I've finished level 11 in French, which is the end of the "tree". I keep getting emails from Duolingo telling me I need 320 XP to progress to level 12 but without offering any information as to how I can get those 320 XP (or otherwise progress to level 12). If there even is a level 12 in French...
Any guidance most appreciated.
Congratulations on completing your French skill 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:
The reverse tree, the course English for French speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to French.
Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for
"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 in the browser of a tablet or phone.
Try to read and write in Duolingo's French 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
- more information in:
"Can you give some links about French?" https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23462458
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:
Read from "Common reference levels".