Spanish tree goldified, Duolingo is fantastic !
I have managed to finish the Spanish tree in 38 days. On average, I was spending about two and half hours on Duolingo each day. It is incredible how much one can progress in such a short period of time by using this application ! After having finished the tree, I will just try to keep it golden. I will use the remaining lot of time to do immersion (still very difficult though), watch some TV shows dubbed in Spanish and read online articles. I also want to start doing verb conjugation drills, any reccomendation for the website/app which makes that less of a challenge ?
This is a fantastic community, I think I am hooked !
¡Felicitaciones! Very fast! Don't be afraid to jump into Immersion at all. :) There are plenty of verb drills here.
For Immersion, there are two main Spanish translation groups:
The Sobremesa Coterie
- Focuses on more idiomatic language (short stories and essays)
- Serious in translations, more light-hearted with each other
- Up to 3 articles active at a time
- Focuses on articles, either from other sites or Wikipedia
- Serious in translations, willing to discuss differences
- 5+ articles active at any one time, in different stages.
If you need more information, just drop by my stream (I am a member of both).
So, congratulations on the completion of your tree, and here's to the rest of your journey! If you want, I can put your name in the Hall of Fame. :)
Thank you for your reply, I find it very helpful! Hall of Fame, why not, I plan of finishing a few more trees anyway. :) May I ask what do you mean by translation group? I am not familiar with those - until a few days ago I was using Duolingo exclusively from my phone, so all of these options are rather new to me.
Happy to help! :) Translation groups upload articles in Immersion, and support each other as they translate the article. :) Both groups are made of about 6-10 people currently. They upvote each other, discuss the language/grammar used, and offer constructive criticism. It's a good environment for those who'd try to avoid downvotes as often as possible in the lower tiers. :)
I recommend the reverse tree. It has a lot more practice using object pronouns and imperative and subjunctive moods than the first tree. Also I am learning some additional vocabulary.
I've found a lot of good information on this guy's website --> http://www.mezzoguild.com/ It's not Spanish specific, but he has a lot of good tips about how to become naturally fluent and to really incorporate and solidify the language in your mind. He recommends lots of other great resources too!