German Fluency at 18% after two lessons?
I already have 18% despite just starting the tree. Has anyone else ran into this? Is it a glitch or are they counting on our English fluency to already understanding nearly 20% of the vocabulary?
It's more likely just to give you an incentive to keep going at the early stages of the course. That rapid fluency growth will slow down and eventually hit a plateau.
Sill, like others said, don't pay much attention to it... it has no real world equivalence.
Yes I agree with Nuno275251
Duolingo provides a variety of things to motivate you - whether it be reaching the next level, increasing the % fluency, finishing a skill, finishing the tree, keeping the tree golden. Different things motivate me at different times. I find that wanting to learn more AND great comments on these discussion boards help me the most!
I do like to see my fluency % increasing (even though I know it isn't accurate), so I'd argue against ignoring it - but viewing it as progress.
I expect it's just salesmanship. "Look at how much progress you made in so little time." It starts progressing 1% per lesson after about 10 lessons, and even at that rate I'm sure it will say I'm fluent well before I really am. (or maybe the rate of increase will keep declining and I'll never be fluent, which is more real-world!)