70% and finished course
I finally got to 70% fluency in German! I have 3 more lessons before I finish the German course, but when you read this it would have already been completed. My next goal is Portuguese and Spanish.
Congrats on finishing your tree!
You will learn much more German words and more difficult sentences by using the "Strengthen" features.
Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"
Other ways you could improve your German:
Try the German Duolingo stories https://stories.duolingo.com/
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 rather good 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
- practice your skills by translating units into one of seven languages on http://translatihan.com/
- 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".
I finished my language tree quite a few times. Now I have 73% knowledge and level 16. For a week there are no more exercises. Is English done with it? It says that 1,446 points are missing for the next level. I turn to you because I see that you are an "important" man in Duo.
For a week there are no more exercises.
Congrats on finishing your English tree!
- Your bio shows, you are from Austria.
I am Dutch and I am still improving my English by using the "skill strengthen" feature in the skills, which have lost their strength. That's why I am now in English level 23.
This is my favourite method
don't pay any attention to the Fluency %.
My English Duolingo fluency % is constantly dropping, because I don't make 30 XP per day in the English course.
don't pay attention to the "level".
The "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.
More information in: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Xp
I think the course "Englisch for German speakers" is too short for native German speakers.
In my experience the "reverse tree", the course "German for Englisch speakers" is more challenging.
My favourite courses are the so-called "laddering trees".
There you will always translate from a foreign language to another foreign language,
.. "Spanish for English speakers" and "English for Spanish speakers"
.. "French for English speakers" and "English for French speakers" etc.
I turn to you because I see that you are an "important" man in Duo
Every Duolingo user is important.
There are a lot of helpful people in Duolingo's forums. The moderators are helpful users (unpaid volunteers), who have been ask by Duolingo's staff to be helpful in specific areas of knowledge (in my case: helping in the English Troubleshooting and English General forum)
Good luck! I can recommend you try out the Spanish course for German speakers, in that way you can practice German and Spanish at the same time.
Great job Multilingu901480!! You should work on learning English from German so you can practice speaking in German.
Congrats, Multilingu901480! And an early congratulations on finishing your German tree. :-)
I watch at lot of this on this web, it's great, congrats!
Hi Multilingu901480 I finished the German Course and my percentage fluctuated with a high of 69%. It says that I'm in state 17 but I don't know how many stages that there are becuase after awhile the topics power weakens. I've noticed that new words are added. I had all of the topics complete and in gold and only had 69%. I started Duo about three months ago and new very little German. I think the 69% is generous. I also have a masters in Spanish and tested out of it completely with only one mistake and it was a typo. After completing it, it gave my 50%. Nice job on your 70 day streak....Oh I just read the comment below. That explains a lot.