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No certificate after completing reverse tree.

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I finished my English for German speakers tree and got the golden owl, but no certificate. I have felt, ever since completing my German for English speakers tree over three years ago, that a bigger fuss needs to be made for completing the tree. And now I don't even get the online certificate? I'm disappointed. Guess I'll just make my own.

1/26/2018, 6:04:25 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_
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When you click on the golden owl there should be a certificate.

1/26/2018, 6:19:38 AM

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I completed the German from English tree twice (they updated the tree and I had to do a few extra lessons to get the owl back). Both times the certificate appeared automatically. But you're right! I clicked on the beautiful golden owl, and the certificate appeared. Thanks so much. I gave you a lingot for your help.

1/27/2018, 5:22:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

I am 96 xp away from completing Level 25 (German for English speakers). I was just thinking about doing the reverse tree - did you find it useful? Can you tell me how it helped you and whether you think it is worth doing? (Certificate? I had no idea! I just wish that the reverse tree icons were listed along with the other languages that someone is learning. For example, your reverse tree does not appear above, which seems unfair and incomplete.) Well done for your streak! More impressive - I think the most I got was about 180-ish.

1/26/2018, 6:19:28 AM

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You just need to change your language settings to speaking the language you are learning, then select your native language as the one you want to learn. Once you have started the reverse tree it will appear on your drop down. It is much easier to change back and forth now, when I first did it you had to change your settings each time.

1/26/2018, 6:44:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

Hi adder3 - maybe I am not being clear about what I mean. If you look at timothyhansen's list of icons (above), it does not include his reverse tree (English for German speakers). I am just saying that all icons should be listed - regardless of which language you are presently working in. You have a killer streak too! Well done.

1/26/2018, 7:00:25 AM

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I remember the days of having to change settings each time. Much better now.

1/27/2018, 5:17:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

Thank you adder3. I did not understand the icon was the reverse tree. I thought it was American-English (or something odd). Thanks for your explanation.

1/28/2018, 5:32:50 AM

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The American flag icon is my reverse tree. The second one in the list. You are correct in that there is nothing to indicate the "from" language, which in my case is German. It seems like that would be useful to know.

1/27/2018, 5:16:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

Haha! Talk about eyes wide shut! I thought your second icon was American-English or some such. Sorry that I was so completely blind (and deaf) to it. By the way, I have started the reverse tree and I am finding it VERY interesting. Seeing all the interface scripts and buttons written German is really deepening my immersion. I would love to speak this language fluently one day. One step at a time.

1/28/2018, 5:29:50 AM

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I can't recommend the reverse tree enough. It's challenging but not that difficult with a little getting used to. A good deal of the vocabulary is different from that of the direct course, also you'll find yourself doing more translation to your target language. And as the whole interface is in that target language, above all the help forums (you're expected to ask your questions or answer others in this tongue), you'll get a more immersive experience, both productive and great fun. That's also where you meet the native. Loved it, now doing the English>German tree, while keeping the first ones golden.

By the way, the reverse tree does appear, just as you learning your own language :) Viel Gl├╝ck!

1/26/2018, 7:11:07 AM

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Yes, the reverse tree was useful. I would definitely recommend it. Sort of fun to pretend I was a native German speaker learning English.

1/27/2018, 5:29:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuno275251

Well, you can order an Everdella personalized certificate. Not sure if she still keeps her "business" but look for it in the forums.

1/26/2018, 10:57:49 AM

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1/26/2018, 11:22:46 PM

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Thanks for the link.

1/27/2018, 5:31:23 AM

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Good tip. Thanks.

1/27/2018, 5:31:01 AM
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