https://www.duolingo.com/gringo_pobre

User created lessons/content?

I wish there was a way for users to collaborate to create new lessons/material. Like maybe we could vote on new words and phrases to add to the course (after checking they are grammatically/linguistically correct with a native speaker).

I say this because I completed the tree a long time ago and while I continue to study every day to reinforce what I have learned, I have more or less memorized everything.

I know the reverse tree is an option but I feel like that is not so effective

December 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Einat162

I had the same question in my head too- what do you do when you finished ( know!) a tree? Watch a movie in that language+subtitles (new vocabulary) Read books, online websites in that language (new vocabulary) Listen to podcasts, which you can slow down (immersion, novice) Listen to online radio (immersion, expert). You can also use apps like Duolingo's Tiny Cards (or Memrise) to create own mini lessons and vocabulary.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago

There used to be some user created lessons in the Duolingo forums that supplemented the official Duo lessons in the tree. I keep meaning to put together a Spanish lesson about hardware store vocabulary, hammers, nails, screws, that kind of thing.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Maybe a TinyCards deck would be a good way to do this. I like your idea!

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

You could try Clozemaster for more sentences: https://www.clozemaster.com

All sentences and translations are from Tatoeba, which is all user generated content: https://tatoeba.org/eng/

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

My guess is there would be a number of users, including native speakers, willing to collaborate on intermediate or advanced "branches" to add to each tree. Hopefully, at some point, DL will take the site to the next level, going beyond merely introductory courses.

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

I think that's what they're doing with "Stories" and "Podcasts". Those are both still being tested, and they're available for Spanish, have you tried them out? They're quite good!

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

I know the reverse tree is an option but I feel like that is not so effective

In the reverse tree you will translate much more from English to Spanisch. In my experience, that is very useful.

I say this because I completed the tree a long time ago and while I continue to study every day to reinforce what I have learned

How to reach a higher fluency in the real world

  • Use the web version of Duolingo (http://www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version also works 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

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.

December 16, 2017
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