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 :)
So you're saying, you studied for two and a half months on Duolingo with no previous exposure to German and were able to accomplish this feat?
well he is level 25 german with over 56k exp and completed all the stories in that language so it seems reasonable...... he just put a ton of time into it and was able to do it in a couple months
Yes, I scored 276/300. During this time I also watched movies that I am familiar with in German, but with English subtitles.
Oh... so the title may be a bit irritating:
with Nothing Other Than Duolingo
You didn't use another program, but at least one of the additional learning methods? ;)
And I forgot so say: Congratulations ;)
Nope, no other program. I did watch movies in German with English subtitles though.
That's what I wanted to say... : Watching movies is a pretty good method to improve language skills :)
Es war deshalb etwas verwirrend, aber natürlich trotzdem : Sehr gute Arbeit :)
Liebe Grüße Dirk
Congratulations. Was there a method or process you used through Duolingo? Did you get each section golden before moving on, or did you jump back and forth? Any insight would be appreciated. Congrats again.
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.
Herzlichen Glückwunschen zu Ihrem Erfolg. Ich wünsche dir mehr Erfolg mit dem B2-Niveau (wenn du dich entscheidst, es zu versuchen)
That is amazing! Most people quit learning languages because they say it is too hard, but instead you applied yourself and now you have proof of it, keep up the good work ! Here is some lingots for your effort. :]
That is amazing, congratulations!!!! You got all the grammar, listening comprehension, talking, and writing just with Duolingo?
Yes, but my scores on the test were not perfect. I scored a 230 out of 300. I also watched movies in German, but with English subtitles.
Congrats! BTW, how many sections have you achieved in Duolingo to get B1 level?
Probably, all. To reach B1-Niveau, you have to finish the tree and maybe make it golden. Duolingo doesn't have much B2 material since it's supposed to be an introductory app not an A to Z teaching app.
Congratulations James! That is a great achievement!
What motivated you to start learning German? AP4418
Living in Germany and wanting a career change. English jobs are available, but prospects are a bit limited unless one is an IT or SAP guy.
Hello Judy Holzwart I am following you . You have more than 250000 Xp . Please What is your level in German ?
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.
Thank you. I am not going to stop studying/learning German, I will continue to practice daily, but may also expand into another language, albeit quite slowly and with less pressure.
Congratulations. I only do about a half hour a day but even with that I am surprised by how much I 'get' the grammar this way. I occasionally watch Friends in German on You Tube just to hear the sounds. Not catching much yet, but intend to keep trying.
That's about what my minimum threshold was as well, for days where I had too much going on to spend a few hours.
jamescagne3, I'm inspired by your achievement and current 108 day streak. At what point in your Duolingo learning did you begin watching German movies with English subtitles?
Pretty early. I watched movies that I am familiar with in German with English subtitles. I also read some well known children's books, such as fairytales, in German, but not too often.
Das ist wunderbar, Glückwünche! Wollen Sie ändern Ihre Methode für die Zukunft und vielleicht B2?
That is incredible. Congratulations!
Great achievement. I just would like to know how you got to write B1 directly as all institutions, Goethe and Telc I know of require you to have at least A1 before you write B1, unless it is the DZT then it will be A2/B1, which is then allowed. Just wondering.
I believe this is not right... at least for Goethe you should be able to do even C2 straight with no prior exams as long as I know.
Telc Ich weiß, machen Sie einen Evaluierungstest, um zu sehen, welches Testlevel Sie belegen sollten. Goethe, wo ich meine Prüfungen gemacht habe, würde es mir nicht erlauben, B1 zu machen, es sei denn, ich hätte ein A1- oder A2-Niveau.
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
I studied a couple of hours a day and I watched movies that I was fairly familiar with.
well done you awesome achievement i am learning german for my B1 certificate and you give me hope
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 :)
I apologize for not answering your question about the routine. The answer is yes. I used Duolingo every morning for a minimum of an hour, but often much longer. I would also use it at night if I had nothing else to do. Currently, I am on a 110 day streak.
Congratulation! I am happy to hear that you were willing to work for something you want to achieve! Lingot for ya ;)
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?
I hope i will get it too someday soon. Anyways many congratulations to you.
Its not as complicated as it seems. It wasn`t as difficult as I expected.