What happens when you finish level 25 in a language course. Is that all there is for that language?
You keep accumulating points, you just never get to level 26 :)
Also... finishing a course and level 25 are different things. Finishing a course means having all skills up to crown level 5. For some courses it happens long before you get to level 25; for some level 25 is not enough for getting you the complete golden tree.
Think of the level as a "I did this work" indicator and not as a language level or knowledge level. You can just keep practicing the first skill and get to level 25 this way (it will be boring but it is doable) :)
Thank you AnnieMod. I am seeing what you are saying. I was curious, since I am about to enter the last section, the sixth section of the Hebrew course, having only done level zero and level one with each category.
I was thinking that doing the course in this way, and where I was at, that I couldn't possibly reach level 25 by finishing the last section. I would finish all of the skills, but not reach level 25. So I was a curious about the scheme of this and is why I asked. I've only been in douLingo since October? I have years of previous Hebrew learning under my belt but haven't reached fluency and understanding of some grammar patterns or the broader vocabulary. I love DuoLingo, I love the repetition, hearing the language, and translating. I also write out all new vocabulary, and sentences, which is helping with the spelling and owning all aspects of the language. DuoLingo is the next best thing, if one cannot actually be in the country.
The XP levels (1-25) are the older system. The crowns were introduced some time last year as a new system. They are unrelated for the most part :) The chart for the needed points is here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/2261330/XP-needed-per-level - level 13 is ~ 5K points; 25 is 30K - you will need to do 5 TIMES more work than you had already done to get to 25 :) So yes - you will get to the bottom of the tree long before you get to level 25 - and with some courses you may even get all the way to crown level 5 on all skills before you get to level 25 (not sure about Hebrew). So don't worry about it - it is just a number. Plus you get XP from practice and other actions; crowns are only from lessons and test outs.
PS: As you are new, maybe you had not seen this and will find https://duome.eu/Gazellie/progress interesting as well :) The language it will show you is what you had selected in Duo :) The percentages show what used to be called "strengths" - aka - what skills you had not worked on for awhile so is a good idea to revisit (spaced repetition and all that).
Technically, you can get to be level 25 (which is the maximum level) just by doing the first couple of skills many, MANY times. The Crown level is the newer addition to Duolingo, so getting all skills into a golden level 5, goldening the entire tree takes longer.
You won't be fluent in the language after reaching level 25 or goldaning the entire tree, but should have a solid basis of the grammar and basic vocabulary .