I finished the Spanish Tree!
I have been working hard to get everything golden, so I could finish the last few lessons and complete the tree. Today I finally did it! I will probably keep practicing several of these lesson for a while though.
Since people have asked in similar posts, I will say that completing the tree is similar to finishing the first two semesters of college in Spanish, which I did many years ago and have since forgotten. I now have the basics, but I will need a lot more practice, especially to understand at the faster speed.
I am going to take some time now to peruse two book on Spanish grammer, and go through a different online program, and then I think I will do Spanish/English reverse on Duolingo that many people recommended. I want to be really strong on Spanish before I try adding in another language.
Well, I've changed my mind. Now in addition to Spanish, I just started French. What a difficult language by comparison! Spanish is really the only one I want to master, but I think learning a smattering of others would be fun and helpful, so I decided to just go ahead and start. Duolingo is perfect for this. :-)
That's how it always starts. And then somehow you're level 25 in everything LOL
Felicidades juliestarling!! I'm excited that you're thinking of doing (I just spelled duoing) the reverse course. When you add another course, are you planning to ladder it with Spanish? (For example, learning German from Spanish).
You've got the right idea, keep those newly learned skills sharp! :D
Muchas gracias! People recommended doing the learning English from Spanish after you finish Spanish from English. I am most interested in Spanish as we have a huge Latino community here in the DC area and it is really helpful with communication as English is a very hard language to learn.
When I do another language though, it will also be from English as I am far from fluent in Spanish and may never really be. I am interested in knowing enough French and Italian to understand the bits and pieces I come across in reading, signs, etc.
I feel similarly hesitant to ladder a course at this time. I am not yet talented in acquiring new languages, they leave me like water even at level 24. Meanwhile, a friend who started at the same time as me is now learning Vietnamese partially from Spanish, and translated their entire blog! heh. So I can see why some would ladder and some wouldn't. I love how so many people gather here with very different learning speeds and styles. Good luck with everything! :)