Conquered the French tree
I have always liked the elegant and beautiful French.
Ten years ago, I considered learning French in Alliance Francaise. However, I didn't think my English was proficient enough to allow me to learn another language so I didn't. From then on, I was so busy studying to give a thought to French.
When I entered university two years ago, I took French in 2 semesters. I downloaded Duo after finishing the two courses. I was so glad to have Duo to practice my French. Although I was forced to not take French in the previous year, I could still occasionally get onto Duo to work on my poor French.
In this summer, I think it's time for me to finish my tree. Well, just 18 days ago, my XP was around 2000 and the number of French words learnt was 422. I set a target of doing 200 XP per day so as to complete the tree before the semester commences on 1st Sep.
AND GUESS WHAT??? YAY!!! I MADE IT!!! Now I have 5217 XP and 1866 Words.
I know it would be hard to recall every single new word I have learnt in these two and a half weeks, but it would be a lot easier for me to have French lessons when I have a vague comprehension of what's going on. And I have planned to do revision on French every day.
I am just trying to tell all of you one thing -
Si tu veux le faire, tu peux le faire.
Bon courage! :D
Félicitations! "You've cut a tree down from a forest that's preventing you from being multi-lingual"~Nelson Macy.
Good to read your note. You must be pleased with your accomplishment after all the work you put into this course. Et merci pour votre encoragement pour nous!
im excited to finish my tree :O i'm very very early on in it but i will get there some day :} congratulations :D
Merci. I was at level 8 when I started two weeks earlier. We just need the courage to break through the wall. :)
Félicitations! je travaille encore sur mon arbe francais, je n'attends pas le finir!
Good job Fionna, I have a question for you or anyone else who has finished their tree. When I miss days on duolingo I usually end up having yellow circles change from yellow to a different color and they tell me I need to review. Once you finish the tree and make it all yellow does the tree continue to turn the circles from yellow so that you need to review for the rest of your life?
Am I correct that the circles turn yellow because of time? Or is there another reason? A friend and I have hypothesized that duolingo may change my circles from yellow to be in need of review because I make mistakes on other circles. Can you verify the real reason why circles change from yellow?
In the past 18 days, I didn't do any reviews, and some of the bar "lost vigor" after approximately 10 days. I did several sets a day, but some sets done on the same day have different levels in the bar (2/4 or 3/4). I believe that the reminder is related to how many mistakes you made :)
Anyway, from time to time, you will have to review them in order to retain the golden status.
I don't think so)) I'm not sure what level of proficiency does Duolingo give, but I assume it's not too high (maybe up to lower intermediate or intermediate). So, this is a very basic knowledge. If you continue with your studies, all knowledge available in Duolingo should become a second nature. You will have some new heights you have to climb. So, it is my take that after finishing the tree, you'll have to find some next step to develop your skills further, and stick with Duolingo only until you feel you outgrew it.
I am not sure what you are referring to. This question was only about the deterioration of the "full memory status" of each lesson.
Indeed, Duolingo is only giving us a glimpse into the language. If someone would like to go further, he should not rely solely on Duolingo. In addition to Duo, I myself are trying on French pop music, Le Petit Prince, some grammar exercises and two French courses in the coming academic year :)
I am referring to contents of Duolingo's lessons — it's pretty basic, and if a person continues to study English after completing the tree, there's no need to worry about status of Duolingo lessons. The learner will certainly meet elsewhere all the grammar and the words given in Duo. For example, I am also learning English. But at the stage I'm on, there's no need for me to refresh conjugation of "to be" — I already know it by heart.
I think one has to worry about status of Duolingo lessons only if they stop after completing the tree. Then, indeed, if they don't want to forget everything they've learnt and if they don't expose themselves to the language — yes, then, indeed, Duo is a lifetime commitment.
Thanks for your comments. I was partially joking when I asked if it was a life sentence. I am certainly using other resources besides duolingo.
As a person who is somewhat type-A and who does not like my yellow circles changing color I was asking if they would continue to change color. Even though I may be done with a language on duolingo and on to reading other things I might still be drawn back to it just to keep my circles yellow.
Sorry, I didn't mean to offend you. It's hard to understand the tone of voice - whether joking or not - from the written text. And I am that type of person that a little more to the practical side, I'm not sure why would anybody want to keep circles yellow for the rest of their life, so I guess we just misunderstood each other)))) I apologize))
Excellent work and thanks for sharing - I just began French, and the verb-noun-adjective agreement is throwing me off, but I will keep at it.
felicitaciones! sounds like 3 levels out there for me, too. french might be the next tree for me to cut, bon courage! 繼續努力!
Great job! I hope to achieve such a feat someday! :D Right now I'm learning Italian, and French is next! :D