https://www.duolingo.com/TomC135052

I can’t believe I got through it!

I just finished the French course!! All levels, all sections. So excited and exhausted. 77 straight days of many hours each day. I really found this course excellent, although the repetition was sometimes a bit mind numbing and the pedantic nature of the “correct” answers was often frustrating, nevertheless, nevertheless, or should I say, néanmoins, it was really challenging and has massively improved my French listening, speaking and reading. Thanks duolingo!

Vous êtes génial!

December 29, 2018

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Congrats! You might find the Fr-En course beneficial as well...

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TomC135052

Thanks for the tip. I might try that.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenny759980

wow...all that in just 77 days. Very intensive. I'm trying to put in at least an hour every day and I find that to be very helpful. I have to have a lot of repetition when learning anything, so although it can be tedious, it is useful for me. I get discouraged when I try to watch a news programs , movies, and TV shows. Everyone speaks so quickly and, of course, take shortcuts.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TomC135052

I am on a long holiday and put in 5 + hours a day. And I tend to get a bit obsessive

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Hi Tom,

congrats!

As you are on the old (stable) tree2 with 78 skills:

You better make yourself READY for the new tree8+12 courses next year (119 skills or 156 skills) when more users might get migrated into them.

I just can hope that a mass rollout does not occur and that staff redesigns a completely NEW tree which also includes the 26+ missing dedicated grammar / verb tense skills from contributor tree3.

Try to focus on the few grammar skills which are missing in the newer ones so you will have an advantage with French grammar over new users who are assigned these A/B trees.

Happy learning!

With best regards / Viele Grüße

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Hello Thomas.Heiss,

We are now permitted to view the content in Tree12, though we do not have editing rights. As far as I can tell, a lot of the sentences from Tree3 remain in Tree12, but they are mixed throughout the latter half of the tree. Verbs 4, for instance, contains sentences from the imperative, conditional, and imperfect lessons. As you can see, the approach is topic-oriented and many of the grammar skills disappeared. Most of the new skills do not (yet?) have grammar notes.

I can tell you that the content appears to be mostly there. The tree and skills toward the bottom half of the tree will continue to evolve as more vocabulary and, I hope, advanced content is added; it will be interesting to see final results.

Update: It appears that the sentences from the Passive Voice and Past Subjunctive grammar lessons have all been removed.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TomC135052

Yes, I think I was on the old tree. Looking forward to the new one.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Best wishes in your studies!

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

Bon travail!

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ichthus731

Fantastic! French is such a wonderful beautiful language.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Félicitations Tom !

That is an excellent accomplishment. Bonne continuation !

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul-JB

Bon travail, Tom!

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

Impressive!

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy-Cookie

Bravo! Le francais est quand meme assez dur a apprendre... Tu es un bon exemplaire pour les autres qui voudront apprendre la langue! (Excuse mes erreurs d'orthographes, je ne peux pas ecrire des accents sur mes lettres xC)

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

Génial!

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/D9PyKDFm

Very exciting. I have found listening to RFI's Journal en français facile a great way to improve listening skills.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TomC135052

Yes, I have been doing that too. I have also found Yabla to be an amazing resource.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/leonidBr__

Congrats!

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunny.Kay

Wonderful effort, and in such a short time! As others have said, I believe you would enjoy doing the reverse tree.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/UpoU_U

Congrats! So you now have the french golden owl?

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/iamrian

Congrats!

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lutay_

Très bien!

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hisagar

Congratulations !!

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/borispolish

Bravo Tom!! If you want to come and practice speaking with French people you can come here, I created questions based on the Duolingo vocabulary to help with the transition: https://speakingclubonline.com/french/

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenny759980

Oh, my! I hope I can try this speaking club. I'm doing ok with my duolingo progress, but am shy about trying to speak, which is exactly what I need to be doing. Plus, I'm a former English teacher...so I would enjoy helping others practice English...especially other older folks who are exercise their brains by learning a language.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ichthus731

Wow, thank you for this link! I'm a native English speaker and have a high level in French so this looks very useful. I see they are going to offer Chinese too! Unfortunately, I don't think my level is high enough to participate but it is exciting for the future.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/D9PyKDFm

Many thanks for the link. I will definitely try it out.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielTap135

Yay4u, Tom!!!!!!!!

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lutay_

Très bon!

January 2, 2019
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