Finally have all skills in level five and 482 crowns on my French tree today!
It has been a little more than a year since I started my French course on Duolingo last January. I finished the tree in the middle of last year but it is not until now that I managed to upgrade it to a golden tree!
Update: the two extra crowns are from the two bonus skills (only one crown can be obtained from each skill). That's why the total crown number can not be divided by 5.
Juste par curiosité, quel niveau cela t'a-t-il permis d'atteindre ? Tu sais avoir une conversation orale avec un locuteur natif ? Regarder un film ou lire un livre en français ?
Merci! Je peux lire l'article en français et comprendre l'idée principale, mais j'ai besoin d'utiliser le dictionnaire pour comprendre les détails. Je peux avoir des conversations simples en français, mais je ne comprends pas les conversations compliquée ou rapides et je dois activer le sous-titre pour comprendre les films. Je pense donc que je suis encore débutant.
Il n'y a pas une seule faute, très étonnant ! Plus que niveau débutant c'est certain !
My golden tree on Italian left me struggling to understand speech. I added in our sources of study after that.
Hey what sort of outside work are you also doing? Also have you reached fluency by doing these things?
I watched lots of YouTube videos for beginners, listened to French songs, read news in French with the help of dictionary and learned grammars from the web. I also try to memorize the top 5000 most frequently used French words so I can check the dictionary less frequently when reading the news. Now I am still far from fluency. I will have to have real conversations with French spoken people more.
Si tu avais la chance de suivre un vrai cours pratique avec un professeur, ça pourrait vraiment t'aider aussi, même si ça demande beaucoup d'investissements sur le coup.
I did it in Spanish (and English) and, even though my Spanish tree is not completed yet, I am now able to have a slow conversation with a Spanish speaker. It empowers!
This is super helpful to me! I've been wondering what else I could be doing to further my French study - I've only been using Duolingo for a month but I knew it wouldn't be enough on its own for long. I will definitely be looking into the things you've listed.
Out of curiosity, when did you start using the other sources? Was it after you "completed" Duo or if it was during, how long had you been using Duo before you also added them?
You must have a different tree. I just did it as a refresher, but my golden tree has 390 crowns. How come your number of crowns is not divisible by five. I have 78 skills on mine, so 390 crowns in total.
Congratulations! If to put aside other resources for studying French, what level of proficiency in French you gained with Duolingo only?
Wow, congrats! I have just started duolingo for French, but I love it! I hope I can eventually work my way to your level :)
I finished mine today but I only have 392 crowns (took me more xp than you, does that mean I am dumber? ;) ). I have moved onto other resources mainly but I did want to finish DL.
A few (very few!) skills have dropped below 100%. You might want to touch them up.
Still a huge accomplishment!
Thank you! I just went back to those skills to practice, but somehow it didn't change the percentage at all. I wonder if it's because I haven't touched those skills (all of them are the first few lessons of the tree) since Duolingo switched to crown levels last year. Since all the skills that I obtained a level five after switching to crown system are still 100%.
You need to do them more them once to get them back to 100%. Three times does it; I usually practice mine for more than that; three or four times untimed then another three or four times timed to make sure I really understand that topic. It's always fun to revisit the early part of the tree; seems so easy!
Congratulations! That is a great achievement. If you are interested in continuing your practice of French and other languages / subjects - I wrote an article about free education: https://fundyourcollege.com/free-education/ It of course also includes a link to Duolingo and a link to a site which donates rice to the World Food Program each time you practice and give a correct answer. I also wrote an article about bartering: https://fundyourcollege.com/bartering-getting-goods-and-services-without-money/ You can use these services to get free language tutoring when you teach something yourself. Great way of practicing your skills and expand your knowledge. Have fun and pay it forward!
Félicitations mon ami! Just a quick one, can you understand a french TV program? Say live news on France 24 channel?
Thanks, that's encouraging to know I am not the only one. I can read a document and understand the main points but listening is an uphill task that I am still working on.
Taking a leaf of faith, developing your full potential, one language at a time!!!!!!!
Um... you said one language at a time. But you're the one who's doing many at a time. Guess you should put some of those aside for a time. Also try your best to learn all.
I got your idea. I couldn't help myself to explore a little bit about the other languages on Duolingo to see what they look like. That's why I have many 1-6 level languages and it was fun to have some idea of the differences between them. But most of the time I was focusing on making continuous progress on only one language until I finish the tree (Spanish and French). After I move on to a new tree (at the moment German), I also do practice on the previous trees and the reversed/crossed trees (es-en, fr-en, es-fr, fr-es, etc) so I can strengthen my memory.
You may want to check out this article: https://www.italki.com/article/438/How-Learning-Esperanto-Can-Help-You-Learn-Other-Languages I speak the language daily. It really works. I have friends all over the world. And it is fun to see how fast you can learn this language. The use of prefixes and suffixes makes learning new words a breeze. Also check out Pasporta Servo if you like to travel.