Just Earned My B1 German Certificate via TELC with Nothing Other Than Duolingo
I just wanted to let you all know that I began using Duolingo everyday (sometimes for several hours a day) beginning in October last year. On December 20th, I took my B1 Certificate (TELC) test. Two days ago, after waiting for about a month and a half I received my Certificate.
Congratulations! A couple of weeks ago I started to study German in an institut after spending 3 months with Duolingo. I was surprised that I was in a very good level (maybe A2), even though I had no other prior expierence with that language than Duolingo. So now I am convinced that it works :)
I progressed a level at a time, so I essentially did the entire program 5 times. I do not recall what level I was on when I started doing the stories, but I went straight through those as well. I supplemented my learning with watching movies in German with English subtitles.
Es gibt einen Kerl namens Daniel Tammet aus Großbritannien, der in einer Woche Konversation Isländisch gelernt hat und in einer isländischen Fernsehsendung auftrat. Er ist ein Savant mit Zahlen usw. und ein Polyglott. Jamescagne3 welche sprache wirst du als nächstes lernen.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu einem sehr guten Job!
Why would you stop learning German at this point in time. You should work on getting to the C1 or C2 level. You are proving my point, I have been learning German for over 32 years, When I discovered Duolingo two and a half years ago, I thought this is the greatest resource for learning German that I've found in my lifetime. Keep using Duolingo, listen to Deutsch Welle and get your news in German using MSN. If you're living in Germany, that gives you a huge advantage right there. I'm highly impressed by what you accomplished, in such a short time.
Congratulations. I have been learning German for only 7 days now. I really want the details How can I reach B1 in this short time? How many hours per day were you spending? or even Duolingo lessons that you pass in one day and so on. Movies you were watching. And all those things, Thanks in advance
Congrats!! I just want to ask if you had some kind of routine on Duo every day, because I'm currently on an Language institute learning german but I want to complement it with Duo, and reading what you accomplished really inspires me to give more time to Duo than I already do. Cheers :)
One advantage I think you have by using Duolingo, is the opportunity to always get the direct article and the noun correct from the start. Once you get them ingrained in your long term memory you should know them almost without fail. Do you find this assumption to be correct or incorrect?