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

Finished my tree!

Yay after just over 7 & half months, I've finished my French tree :-D and it's all gold! I did French back in school but hadn't touched it for almost 20 years - which I think helped mainly with the grammar side of things. I've really enjoyed using Duolingo, think it's a great idea and a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed on the sentence discussions - I've learnt so many extra things from reading them. Hmm maybe German next... ;-)

June 19, 2014

15 Comments


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

Everyone else brags when they finish their tree, so why not me =D From my experience duolingo really only improved my ability to read and some grasp on the grammar. Which left me with a really strange level of french. High passive skills but very low productive. I used Italki as well as language exchange to sort this out a bit. I think the tree gives you a basis of about B1 for passive skills for those that are interested.

June 19, 2014

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

Yeah I don't think I am anywhere near the level I was when I stopped learning French at school - pretty sure I wouldn't pass the GCSE if I took it again now! But it's been fun re-learning and I've just moved to a French speaking country so needed something to get me back into it. Oh and well done for the tree too :)

June 19, 2014

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

I have no idea what the GSCE is =) (Australians know nothing about the world =)) But i did like the motivation duolingo gave me. However watching tv and listening to the radio WITHOUT subtitles is really key to improving conversation skills i think

June 19, 2014

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

UK exams taken at age 16 :-) yup TV helping here too, still relying on subtitles at the moment but getting there..

June 19, 2014

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

funny, nice

June 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/puppy7989

You might like Lyrics trainer as well - it's excellent for training your ear to the french "sounds".

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/puppy7989

Have you played LyricsTrainer? - lots of fun and great for audio skills.

I love this song (actually this artist) but there are stacks of songs on there, old and new. Hit beginner and push play - have fun :)

http://lyricstraining.com/play/joyce_jonathan/ca_ira_live/HJ3ymUH1YJ

June 20, 2014

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

Wow that's awesome. Your experience is so similar to mine -- I had 2 years of French in high-school, after which I moved and then could never take it up again, even though I was doing pretty well at it.

I tried so many times to take it forward, but never succeeded until I discovered duolingo. Now I've been on duolingo for about 7 months as well, and am half-way through the final tier. At the rate I'm going, should take me around august end to complete my tree. Very motivational when others complete theirs.

Only problem, as @spiloba says, I don't know how much active French skills I have, but recently I did visit Geneva and Paris, and was able to have some pretty decent conversations with cab drivers and the like :).

Cheers.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Great job! Here are some lingots for you!

June 19, 2014

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

Thank you!!

June 19, 2014

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

Congratulations!! :D Well done!

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sally12345678910

good job. wonder if i will ever finish...

June 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ms.Iris

Great!

June 20, 2014

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

Félicitations! I hope to get that far myself...someday. :)

June 21, 2014

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

I think I can finish it in July, not too much left. Congratulation to you!

June 23, 2014
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.