https://www.duolingo.com/CheesyPopcorn

My Crown Strategy to Success!

I'm not new to duolingo, nor French, but this February, I made a late new years resolution to brush up my language skills and finish the duolingo french tree! When I started this French course I thought to myself... "what would be the best approach to finish the french tree in the most efficient way... a way that is quick, but not in a way I forget all the concepts"

Well, I've thought of a strategy to gradually go down the tree using I suppose a "tier approach"

Every day I would complete roughly two lines of skills, due to the fact I already have previous french skills I have been progressing really quickly. For every line I complete I test out of all the unmastered skills below it. Creating a multicolored tiered cake... I suppose. With this... I greatly increase my XP from my daily required 50xp to roughly 2000. Nevertheless, if I spend an hour a day everyday learning French, in about a month, I should complete mastery.

Not bad!

Anyway, this is just my approach to Duolingo that I just wanted to share. Everyone has their own way of learning a new language. Please keep in mind I am not a beginner learner, so my approach is not optimal for everyone.

Merci, and thanks for reading :)

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC
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Nice. That's what I'm aiming for on my Korean tree if I don't drop it.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CheesyPopcorn

Good luck with your Korean tree! In my opinion, it is a bit more difficult to learn than french... but as they say... the greater the challenge the greater the reward!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAndW
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I'm trying to do a similar thing with my Spanish from French tree, except I'm making my "tiers" bigger. I want the blue tier to maybe be 2 rows, bigger for the higher levels.

Also, for green and up, I'm not doing the whole level at once. Since green is twice the original, I only do half each go around. It's a less pretty tree, but it's what'll keep me motivated (I hope!)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CheesyPopcorn

That's a pretty cool idea! I guess we all have our different ways of learning and keeping ourselves motivated!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7pFoGtkv

Merci pour le partage. Peu importe la stratégie que vous mettez en place. Il est excitant que vous appréciiez vos études. Bonne chance et continue à apprendre en s'amusant

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CheesyPopcorn

Merci, et tu as raison, la stratégie n'est pas très importante, mais ce qui importe c'est si vous vous amusez :)

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carmen807459
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I follow a similar approach, however, my tiers are larger, not one row. The bottom 50% of my (completed) tree is level one, then 1/3 is level 2, 1/3 is level 3, and the top 1/3 is level 5.

I had come to Duo knowing some French, and I had completed two prior versions of the tree before crowns were introduced.

My strategy is thus: I work my way down the tree "levelling up" to level two until the content gets challenging. Then, I go back a "tier", and review older stuff to bring level 2 to level 3. I use weekends for revision. My current long-term goal is to bring everything up to level 3.

About the test-out feature: try not to use it. If the skills are so easy that you need it, move down the tree to access harder content.

1 week ago
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