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https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Finished The Reverse Tree

So that is two trees down. My journey from not being able to have a conversation to still not being able to have a conversation is complete, lol. Any suggestions on what I can do next, to take it to the next level on a limited budget and limited time? Any other online resources that teach while making it fun? I am probably mid A2 level by CEFR standards.

Well, time restrengthen my original tree, it looks like the aftermath of a Walking Dead episode at the moment! Salud.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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Felicitaciones! Do not worry, the longer I work on Spanish the more I realize just how long it is going to take to be able to speak it with ease! All in good time my friend.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Artie99
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I also have limited budget and time so I usually just work on my listening skills by listening to spanish interviews on YouTube. And work on everything thing else through language exchange or reading spanish things wherever I find them! Good luck. By the just out of curiosity how long does it take to do the reverse tree?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Thanks. There is no real answer to that question since the more often you can practice the sooner you will finish. Having said that, I think in general a reverse tree will go faster since you have the first tree under your belt, so you know more and can progress quicker. I finished my reverse tree about twice as quick as the first one, but that takes a few things into account. The first being what I said above, but also in the reverse tree, when I encountered things that I know cold, like Future Phrasal, or the Perfect Tenses, I didnt do 10 lessons on "He comido una manzana" over and over I just tested out of the skills, so that added to the speed at which I finished. In my first tree I went very slow and never attempted to test out of a skill group - I wanted to see everything, even if it became monotonous at times.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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I went to a meetup with people who are spanish speaking natives last week. It was slightly unnerving, but I made some new friends and they were all very helpful. Might be worth doing a search for a "meetup" in your area. There are a few sites for this my friend found! But otherwise, read spanish articles/books, listen to music, watch spanish films and tv shows... just immersion immersion immersion!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamohtSMA
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It took me from October 2013until February 2014 to go through the Spanish tree, I kept reworking that tree and at the same time worked the reverse. I hit level 25 Spanish in June and I finished the English this morning with a total gold tree ( for the moment hehe). So it was aprox 1 year for both trees.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/razorfangius
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http://www.fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Spanish%20Basic

That's free. I'm on chapter 8 at the moment. It is 100% conversation. But it feels like work compared to Duolingo ...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HolzDaUnicorn

Omg thank you very much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLdawg

First off, felicidades! As for improving, i think the best way is speaking. Do you work with or go to school with any spanish speakers? The quickest way to semi fluency or fluency is conversations. Since you finished both trees, jump right in! If you have limited time, that's the best way. When i have 5 minute quick conversations with native speakers in my area, it's usually more beneficial than DL or anyother online program, still love DL though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

thanks, I should have mentioned I speak with native friends...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamohtSMA
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I finished mine this morning, congrats to us both! My next step is the French tree from Spanish. I also suggest language transfer's "Complete Spanish" for building speed in speaking. Their 90 vids start slowly, but push thing rep idly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

awesome, thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaeeSafaee
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Congratulations, have some lingots! :)

3 years ago