https://www.duolingo.com/JulesF.

French Tree 2.0

I've finished my French tree a couple of months ago. I'm now strengthing my skill so I have an entire gold tree (something that makes me proud). As you can see next to my name I'm level 22 in French, learned 2727 words and Duo says I'm 68% in my French fluency (I know the fluency percent is a bad way to check your fluency).

As I listen to French music, watch French films, read French books etc., I feel like I only understand 25% of the content. Now, I know that you can't be 100 percent fluent in a foreign language, but the French course could be more expanded. Just like the Dutch, Welsh or Norwegian course. (the Spanish team is already updating their tree) Things that could change:

  • more skills (like weather, body, the use of "en" and "y", word order for example)

  • more grammar explanations (especially for the last skills in the tree)

  • more vocabulary

  • fewer lessons in one skill (this can be demotivating for some people)

"Updating" the French course would help so many people to read, listen and understand the beautiful French language better.

I really hope the French team sees this and considers to make this "wish" reality.

Give an upvote so the French team sees this post!

Jules

December 26, 2017

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ppelk

An expanded French tree would be great, but in the meantime, have a look at the Duolingo stories in French. It's a nice addition.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ToonieG

The new format that is coming out in early 2018 should help with this issue. It will have more advanced leb=vels for people that want to attempt them, as I understand it.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JulesF.

I have heard of them too. I hope they bring more vocabulary so the problem would be solved

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermione256

I agree. I took many French classes in school, and I still can't really understand the radio, even with the help of Duolingo.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SmashCookie

You could try the "journals en fran├žais facile" or "news in slow french" sites. I haven't took any classes but with Duo and a little bit more of reading and watching movies I'm able to understand what's going on.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchCamille

Soo true though!

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KxngDeo.

I've been thinking about the same thing. It would be cool if there were an advanced mini tree for people who finished their courses.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JulesF.

I like that idea!

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wjbett

I have asked for this many times.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SmashCookie

Well this seems to be catching up so let's continue pushing it.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CleurMaunier

I have thought that when I finish the Duolingo French tree I will understand most French talk. But I'm almost done and I really understand a max of 10%. It'll be great if Duolingo updates the French tree.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fauzan836172

I agree. Especially for the fact that the last skills in the tree should really have grammar explanations.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jessika313828

I agree with you completely

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sandeepa2

The Duolingo ios mobile app has chatbots with whom one can chat on specific subjects. It's quite nice and an interesting way to practice French in a realistic situation.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JulesF.

Just a question: Are you for it or against the idea?

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mike15044

I love the idea!

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SmashCookie

So much oui !

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NellPe1

You must be pretty good compared to me! I am only 10 and started French in school last year I am excited for learning more and getting better

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JulesF.

Just keep learning!!!

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/moogy

Agreed !!

December 26, 2017
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