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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!