https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

Finished French Tree

Finally, finally done! Previously I was seven skills away when the new material was introduced...it seemed to take forever to get slough through 60+ levels.

I hope that at some point more advanced material will be introduced...until then I’ll finish up the stories and go back to starting reading French on my own.

June 30, 2019

40 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01LearnFrench01

Congratulations.

Here are some ideas :

  • Find out where you need more practice with the free Kwiziq proficiency test.

  • Plug those knowledge holes by reviewing the corresponding Kwiziq notes.

  • Drill yourself on those grammar topics with ELFE.

When you do the ELFE exercises, you will no doubt find that Duolingo was very weak with drilling accents. In ELFE, they require that the accent marks always be added.

Best of Luck.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcuFlore2

You are from US?

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

Yes, I’m American.

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hemma27

CONGRATS HOPE IT WELL

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hemma27

well done

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a-u-r-o-r-a

Congrats! I can imagine how hard it would be and how long it would take to get so far. I can only work hard and aspire to get better.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W-Ruggles-Wolfe

Congratulations! That was a ton of work!

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sacreemmy

that's so cool! the tree is incredibly large so i cannot imagine the work you've put into it! what was your favorite section/bubble? I'm only a good few in and nowhere near completion - but i'd love to know what lies ahead and what's fun to learn!

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

I guess that the intermediate-to-advanced sections and the stories were my favorite part. I wanted to brush up on my French (neglected for many decades) only to be able to read. Duolingo isn't ideal for this, but it gave me a head start.

The main advice I would give would be to practice as much as you can and don't get discourage. You can do this!

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adriancendrowski

did you do it in 170 days?

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

No! I started in with daily practice a bit more than a year ago. I lost my first streak of over 180 days when I took an unexpected break of a few days. If I had been a Plus subscriber from the start I could have more easily maintained my streak intact since I certainly have plenty of lingots.

Most of the material was review, so unless I needed additional practice, I was generally testing out of each skill level at a rate of 2-4/day. To master the more difficult material, I created spreadsheets so that I would not be stumped (in particular) by the English-to-French questions. Translating from English-to-French is fairly superfluous for acquiring a reading knowledge of French, so I wanted to spend only a minimal amount of time on this skill.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stupefaite

Good job! How long did it take you to go through the whole tree? Now you can do for example a reverse tree -English to French :)

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belokranjka

I need more than one year ...

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WiskyRock

Well done. I too was well on with the old course and doing fine and then got the new stuff thrown at me. It seems like an interminable journey now, hindered by far too many unaccepted but correct English translations of French phrases. I will see it through but I'm not enjoying it.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dawn704655

I had three lessons to go then my tree grew and turned purple. But, i have been around for longer than I've had this account, so its done that before. Now i have it all at least blue. Just keep with it and don't lose interest. Try reading newspaper articles as a change to build your interest back up. Your computer can probably translate everything into french so find a simple article you think you can read and hit the translate button.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DenverC

Hey, good job on completing the tree. Just wondering, to what extent did you level up the skills? Did you just get them to level one, or did you level up them higher? Thanks :)

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

All skills were finished at Level 5.

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adriancendrowski

you can check his progress here https://duome.eu/c5nest

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

That's great. I don't think I will ever finish, but I appreciate the endless practice I get with Duolingo.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikes205802

You can try the reverse and do the English from French tree.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NarantuyaA1

Congratulations! Welldone.

June 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LunaPogi

Congrats! I'm also done with French too! Well. Not the 60 levels. But I finish the tree and I'm still proud of my self.

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c5nest

Good for you! I have no ambitions to do multiple languages like you. Perhaps if they offer Latin...

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mme.G

I cannot swear to what will be offered, but there is a new thread in "Discussions" entitled, "How I'm preparing for the Latin course". The person who started the thread believes that the Latin course will begin in September.

July 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParkJimin307567

That's amazing c5nest! That is a big accomplishment! Good luck on your path to fluency!

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InassAnn

Congratulations, wish me the best of luck in finishing French. =)

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lady1inred

Bien fait! Mes félicitations!

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NonBotSansQuirks

Congrats, it does seem like a fairly difficult language. I did the entire thing and received a ‘gold owl’ on level 1 within a few weeks, but then I diversified. Learning one language seems a bit boring and tedious so I have to switch around. Of course if I was in France I wouldn’t mind.

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BYtMk

Congrats !

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterStanton

Félicitations! I recently re-earned my golden owl after losing it from the update. It was a slog to get through all the new stuff.

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NoorAlthani

congrats :D

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shunesburg69

Félicitations, continue comme ça.

Congratulations, continue like that.

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regina263278

congratulations! Do you dream in French yet?

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sisir360

Congratulations! I was, at one point, extremely close to finishing it- until the update that introduced the new material had arrived, that is. That's when I'd slowed down, mostly because finishing the same courses again felt very monotonous. I'm still far from completion now, but I've increased my pace again. I've been finishing about 5-7 courses a day, mostly because the leaderboards have been very motivational.

July 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ambiguoussounds

Congrats! I hope I can say the same one day

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mme.G

Congratulations! I have no idea what you are all talking about, however. I know nothing about 60 levels. I am on level 21 of French and I feel I will never get to level 22. (It is taking days.) Is my tree going to grow as I get farther along? I realize that with each level it takes longer to get to the next level as it is. You are all scaring me to death!

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UDJake2020

Congrats!

July 3, 2019
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