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Hey guys , I am now on level 6 on my Spanish , just need to find out if anybody out there has actually made it to the last level, and how many levels are there .. and also once reaching the last level, are you now comfortable with the language??

Thanking you

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Many people on Duolingo have reached the highest level possible, which is 25. But as psionpete has said, that's just based on XP (experience points). You could conceivably do the first lesson over and over and over until you got enough XP to be level 25. You could also conceivably go into Immersion and proofread translations, and correct them, without knowing a single word of your target language - just fix spelling, punctuation, awkward phrasing, etc. in your native language.

OR you could possibly complete all lessons in the tree and have very few XP. For example, if you had 3 or 4 years of Spanish in high school, you could come here and test out of all the lessons and earn very few XP yet have the tree completed.

So XP is a measure of how much work you've put into your language studies, how far along you are in the tree is a measure of proficiency, and your streak is a measure of your consistency. All useful metrics, but not necessarily related.

For what it's worth, most folks seem to find that you learn the best if you: 1. Do each new lesson until you can complete it with all hearts intact before moving on to the next lesson 2. Do several "Strengthen Skills" (3 or 4) lessons per day 3. Do something every day rather than marathons every once in a while 4. Use outside resources to augment your learning on Duolingo

Buena suerte!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cpati

Thank you for that info, I am so serious about advancing my Spanish , I do as many lessons as I can and the speed tests , I read a lot of Spanish and listen mostly to Spanish music . I am now very comfortable with reading and writing , I just need to breakthrough to hearing and speaking comfortably .. There's not much Spanish spoken in South Africa , so it's quite difficult to practice ..:-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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I completed the tree at level 22 toward the end of December. About a month or so later I reached the highest level (25). I was comfortable enough with the language to read an advanced developmental psychology book in Spanish, but my spoken language still left something to be desired. After I completed the tree I took the course for Spanish speakers to learn English, which I completed the tree about a month ago and about a week ago reached level 25 in that course. After having done that I am immensely more comfortable with the language, but as I'm now making my way through the French for Spanish speakers course I'm finding there's still new vocabulary I'm encountering.

The biggest challenge, of course, is holding conversations. I can hold conversations in Spanish with a decent degree of confidence as long we're discussing things that are familiar to me, but I recognize that I still need more practice in a wider variety of settings. For that I'm planning a trip to Mexico. To get conversational skills you really need to practice by having genuine conversations.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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There are 25 levels and there are many people at that level. However, the level you are at is determined by the number of XP's you have (experience points) which is not necessarily dependant on your position on your tree. However, enjoy the journey.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cpati

Thank you for your response

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmm123
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As others have said, level 25 is the highest right now, and there's more than one way to get there.

As for your second question, my Spanish is not at a level that would be considered fluent, but it's a lot better than it was. I've read that a learner is probably somewhere around the A1 or A2 level after finishing a Duo course. I had studied Spanish before I started Duo, so my level is probably nearer to A2 or B1. There's a discussion about this same question here:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2865112

I strongly agree with everyone who wrote about the importance of building conversation skills. Duo can teach you to read, write, and translate the language, but it cannot teach conversation. A good audio course such as Pimsleur, along with Duo, would be a nearly complete program (real-life conversation practice with other people is still essential).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

I completed my tree but I am only at level 13. I think had I not done anything else but the tree I might only be at level 9 or 10. As mentioned above there are all sorts of ways to gain xp points on the site. I plan on doing a reverse tree starting tonight.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tennha
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Y

11 months ago