My German happy ending
Soo hi all... I've been on Duolingo for a few years, with very big breaks in between. It all started because of my love for the German language and I really did learn quite a lot on here. Now I want to try my luck at an Erasmus application for Germany and I hired a tutor to help me take the exams of Goethe Institut.
So the reason I'm writing this is that we had a sort of mock exam today for the B2 level and after three hours of answering German exam parts non-stop it seems that I would pass with flying colors, even the oral exam, which has been like my biggest fear because I learnt alone. So the plan is that I pass this one in January and then take the C1 exam in June or next September.
I'm happy and proud of myself, it's been a bumpy ride and I know it will still be hard sometimes, but the bottom line is, if you want to learn a language or any other thing, nothing can get in your way, and I wish from the bottom of my heart that all of you have felt or will sometime in the future feel as happy and fulfilled as I do myself.
Thanks for reading this and have a great day.
You have every reason to be not only happy but proud. I wish you pass your exams and get this Erasmus, for more pride and pleasure. This is all but an ending, it's a glorious beginning!
Thank you so much! It does feel like an ending after 8 years of trying to learn, but yeah, it's much more of a beginning!
Wow, you studied German with Duolingo and it allows you to pass B2 exam? Very impressive. Far better than I thought it would be.
Good luck with your application.
I am pretty sure there were additional resources utilized in Arixandrian learning... I don't think Duolingo alone is enough, although it is a great starter motivating you to go further.
Exactly, I don't know whether Duolingo alone would be enough, I did use more resources like websites, books etc. , especially when it comes to grammar, but it does help a lot and it does set you off on a path.
Thanks a lot 0gik1!!
Duolingo says B1. I think you need more listening comprehension for B1, but almost all the grammar is more or less there.
Haha you're getting there :D Es ist nichts für Ausländer* Keep trying I'm sure you can do it :vv
Das is nicht wahr! All Ausländern sollen 12 Student pro Tag Deutsch studieren. Es ist besser als military service, anyway...Though maybe the neurological counterpart. ❛¿❛)
Arixandrian, I am so happy for you! And also, I really like when people share their journies. I hope that your future is amazing. And filled with German!
@Arixandrian: Herzliche Gratulation zu Deinem persönlichen Lernerfolg durch Duolingo! Es freut mich zu lesen, dass Duolingo so viel leisten kann in der Sprachförderung. Willkommen im deutschen Sprachraum! LG Dinoma77
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, das ist ja fantastisch! Ich wünsche Dir viel Erfolg bei Deiner Bewerbung für Dein Erasmusjahr (oder -semester)!
Thanks for writing this hearty passage with that much experience in learning languages especially the german one. Thank you so much
Congratulations, I am proud of you, and Im pretty sure everyone who reads this is also very proud. They should be, Im 100% sure you are a mazing person inside and out!
That sounds really great! Thanks for sharing that. And because of your level of German I would like to encourage you to write in German here too - as a part of practise : ) Also, ich freue mich darauf. Viele Grüße Hildegard
Danke Hildegard, das ist sehr nett! Ich versuche, Deutsch zu schreiben!
Oh wow! Congratulations! I Hope one day to feel as proud of myself as you feel right now. Enjoy the feeling, you earned it!!! LG
Congrats, it's really inspiring for beginner like me to keep going on learning German!
I have so much trouble learning sentence structure and grammar, it's my biggest problem. I really want to become fluent in Deutsch because of my family and heritage, do you have any tips for learning the complex grammar?
Thank you Arixandrian, that was very motivational, i just started learning German and really excited about it, but i would like to ask you how long did it take from you to reach level B2 with Duolingo?
Finally, I wish you all the best in your life :)
Thank you, good luck to you too, I can see a lot of language learning going on!
Congratulations. What I like about Duolingo is in fact that it trains your ear!
Well done! Just be careful about telling people you got a happy ending ;)
Yay!!!! I've been learning French for 3 years and I still kind of suck at it.... Any tips? Lol
that's so good! have you got any tips on learning german or language?
Last time i took a German test, I was placed at the beginning of B2, and so I decided that is good enough for me, now I am starting to focus on French.
Just curious, did you reach B2 level in German on Duolingo alone, with previous knowledge or with multiple sources?
Super gemacht; herzlichen Glückwunsch! Möchtest du auch in den anderen Sprachen, die du lernst, einen solchen Erfolg erleben? Hals- und Beinbruch für dein Erasmusjahr (ich hoffe allerdings, dass du diesen Ausdruck bereits kennengelernt hast, sonst könntest du ihn als beleidigend auffassen, wo doch etwas total anderes gemeint wird ;).
lol even i'm from goethe institut india ! i learnt german in school and wrote A1 exam in german in goethe institut after that i discountinued it !
cause i didn't get time for it , i had a very busy schedule , but now i'm trying to go there , but i have to do A1 again , they said that if we complete the whole course then only my certificate will be valid !
duolingo sometimes has wrong meanings for some words except that it's good lol tomorrow i have my french exam ! i'm learning french in school so ! yeah it's totally hard than german , it's just easy peasy !
Wunderbar ! great job i hope you will progress more in C1 and C2 ! By the way how was you B2 level speaking test it's hard to speak infront of them! I was totally scared in my A1 test but i did wel i got 44 out of 50 i lost my marks in listening test !
Congrats buddy, Can you please share other resources you used and how long it took for you to reach B2?
Congrats! I am happy for you. I should ask though, did you learn German mostly using Duolingo? Or did you go to a German course at the same time? I wonder, is Duolingo enough to get B1 or B2?
actually according to me duolingo is kind of wrong ! like some words have wrong meanings i found the same mistake in french too ! on duolingo you can spend time but for the courses you don't get time , they make us practice alot , cause i did A1 level in the same institute in india so it's kind of hard to manage time !
lol i wanted to say that when you go to the institute there they will make you practice alot and you won't get time for duolingo at all cause the institute will take classes till evening so you will be already tired , because of which you won't be able to practice on duolingo !
Goethe institute will give some listening and speaking exercises like for speaking they will put some cards in front of us we have to pick one and see what the word is and form a sentence .For other levels it's different ! for listening exercises the audio will be so fast you won't be able to understand anything , seriously you have to concentrate a lot in listening !
it's different in duolingo , duolingo only teaches you the basics not the whole german language !