Level 25 Languages???
Hello, I saw a few people's account on Duolingo and I was wondering, how do people reach level 25 on all these languages!?! I tested out of many languages, and yet, I still get only to level 9-12. Maybe reverse tree? I don't know, but could someone tell me how people do this? I may or may not consider it, depending on what you have to do.
Redoing skills to get the material to sink in or to practice, using timed practice as a "test" for skills I'm comfortable with. I'm at level 24 in Welsh and still quite a way away from finishing my tree. :)
"I tested out of many languages, and yet, I still get only to level 9-12. " That's your problem! Of course you won't get much EXP just by completing a tree - either by running through it or testing out. You need to practice, practice, practice!
It takes 30,000 XP to get to level 25 (source: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Xp)
That is 3,000 normal 10-point lessons.
About 8 lessons a day for a year.
Or about 4 "timed practice" a day for a year IF you get everything correct.
When I have time I will do:
Five review lessons (strengthen skills lessons) first.
Then I do one new lesson several times.
That's my typical Duo-day when I have time for it. This gives me 70-100 XP per day. If my schedule allowed me to do this consistently, level 25 in a year is quite reasonable.
Strengthening skills and earning XP. Other ways Stories in the lab tab has French and German stories added to the Spanish and Portuguese stories already there to earn XP. If you have the app there are also bots for these 4 languages to add XP. You can also earn extra XP with timed practices that you are able to finish quickly and well. The Reverse tree does not add to XP in another tree so it is useful depending on your learning style.
I don't know about all the languages but English to Spanish and Spanish to English you need 30,000 xp to level 25. I got to level 25 without immersion. How fast you get to 30,000 xp depends on how often and how much you practice. Do the math, for example 50 xp/day, it will take 600 days. Buena suerte!