WOOHOO I've just finished my Spanish tree!! So so so happy !
Thank you Duolingo for making learning languages fun! I'm going to keep improving my Spanish and start learning another language. Italian or German I'm not sure yet :)
Being bilingual in English-French I was always told "Oh you must be really good at languages". The truth is I always struggled with languages at school. I never found it interesting enough. I'm not blaming anyone but myself though!
I started leaning on Duolingo in August 2013. I progressed quite well at the beginning and then lost touch for a few months. I just wish I had had the determination to practice a bit every day. Who knows how much better I would be at Spanish and possibly other languages by now?
Anyway, over the last couple of weeks I have been working hard to finish the last third of my tree and now I finally have!
Thanks again Duolingo!
Now I recommend you to do two things:
- Use the language: Movies, speaking, etc
- Boost your vocab: Memrise is perfect
Do the two and you will reach fluency and speak awesome!
¡Felicidades, mi amigo! Trabajaste, ahora descansas. :) ETA: Might I recommend Portuguese? :)
Yes, Portuguese should be a piece of cake with French and Spanish under your belt...
You may like this FREE Spanish Proficiency Test located at : https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/past-examinations.
Using this site:
(1) DO NOT Enter Personal Information (2) Click on Level 1 Achievement/Proficiency (3) Click on Start Now (4) Scroll DN to were test begins and start (5) Complete Test and Submit Answers (6) Click Submit again to receive answers and score
Also you may be interested in these FREE short Spanish Test prepared by Spanish Teachers around the globe. This link has over 1100 short Spanish Proficiency pop quizzes.
(1) Follow this link: http://www.quia.com/web (2) Lower right hand corner Shared Activities click on Spanish (3) Refine your search: Activity type..click Quiz (4) Test your Spanish proficiency with these pop quizzes.
Finally, you may be interested in these YOUTUBE video learning series:
Extra en Español Ep 01 La llegada de Sam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E
Using Por and Para in Spanish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f14Nef5zOEY
Good luck!! Have a Lingot.
I don't understand any of that hahaha! So I think that means I need to start my German tree :)
ich denke ... = I think ... Deutsch = German es macht ... = it maker ... spaß = fun
To the person that decided to give me 2500 lingots, thank you so much! I will share them around in the Duolingo community :)
Unfortunately I've still got exams until the 16th but then I'm going back home to Paris to see the family :)
You can finish a tree before reaching level 25. The levels only signify XP. Someone can be Level 25 but have only finished a portion of the skill tree. :)
If you don't refresh all your skills and you don't practice (against the bot or others), you're not going to accrue massive amounts of points. If I caught up on all my need to refresh words today, I would get 120 points. (Plus extra assuming I finished with at least one heart on some of them.) Toss in not doing much translation... Yes, I can see how it would be possible.
Who said I didn't practice the tree? :P (And I wonder who's downvoting everything?)
I just didn't do it for a while, I translated. There's no need to be rude.
Once you get to a certain level (I think you are almost there at level 12) it is impossible to advance another level without either the the massive points you get from a first time translation in the immersion section or repeating lessons endlessly.
Where your skills are located. It's a term we use on Duolingo.
Congratulations! I gave you a Lingot too. Good luck on learning another language!
Well Spanish is getting hard and my goal (reading a good Spanish book on vacation) is getting closer. And I don't really practise German because I already learned it in school, maybe later to make it better. Are you going for a next language?
Yes well my aim is to be fluent in Spanish by the end of next year because I will be in Mexico for a year. But once my exams are over in 2 weeks time, I'm going to start learning German :)
I'm going to work as a butler in a hotel during my year abroad from university. Really looking forward to it! Yes I need to learn some German for this summer :)
Congrats! hehe I have just started the Spanish course. :) Keep practicing and good luck!
Good work on the tree! I'm almost at the end as well, I know how long it might look at the start, but it's worth every moment at the end. Again, good job! Also, not to sway away from the topic, but that's the largest number of lingots I've ever seen. Someone was generous :P
I finished the tree. I could speak probably a few sentences, but not have any conversations in Spanish. I couldn't navigate Starbucks with Duolingo based on the Spanish I learned.I went from 0 in reading, writing, speaking, listening to 0. I took six months of intensive Spanish courses. I went from 0 to A2/B1 level Spanish. I can have conversations, talk on the phone, generally read and understand newspaper articles, not have huge confusion with false friends, etc. Outside present tense and some nouns and adjectives, I don't feel like Duolingo helped much.
excelente!, puedes enfocarte en algunas novelas de autores de habla hispana como carlos fuentes,octavio paz o Angeles Mastreta para ampliar tu vocabulario, o si quieres algo más dinámico algunas peliculas