Skill Level 20 in German
I am a native English speaker. I have reached Skill Level 20 in German. Are there more skill levels? Also, I ave finished all the stories in German.
Level 20 is not a skill level, but an XP level.
This "XP level" is a measure of how much work you have put into the language. It is not a measure of your "level of mastery" in the language
Tabel XP levels in http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Xp
Are there more skill levels?
Skill levels are coming soon.
Also, I ave finished all the stories in German.
Other ways you could improve your German:
The reverse tree, the course English for German speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to German.
Here is the link to the Duolingo Help center for "How do I switch my Duolingo course language?"
Use the web version of Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) instead of the App. The web version works also fine on a tablet or phone, when WIFI is available.
Try to read (and write) in Duolingo's German 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 German?"
Duolingo will only bring you to an A2 (maybe B1) skill level in reading/writing and A1 (maybe A2) in listening/talking.
Info about language levels:
Read from "Common reference levels".
If you would like to listen to podcasts about German culture I can totally recommend Viertausendhetz! I myself listen to their column "Elementarfragen", where they interview a broad variety of genuine personalities from Germany. It's quite a challenge to learners of German though, I guess.
Here is the link: http://viertausendhertz.de