https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

I finished my French skill tree!!! Mandatory to say this, right? :D

Okay, so unlike the other achievers that finished this tree, I took months to finish mine. I started learning French on duo because I had chosen French in school and was really lagging behind my peers. With duolingo, I now top my grade! No exaggeration, seriously! Now I just want some advice on where to go from here. Je suis amoureux avec le francais! (Hope that's right!)

November 11, 2014

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Congrats!

I'd suggest trying the reverse tree (French-->English -- it's surprisingly useful to have to look at things the other way around), learning another language through French (I am currently trying to do the French-->Spanish course, after having finished my French tree), practicing your French in Immersion, and/or reading simple books in French.

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gevierre

That's a solid plan, that's what I plan on doing when I hit level 25 in French :)

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Persikov

months? I finished recently and it took me two years... so good on you ;)

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave

Almost right! The correct phrasing would be: Je suis amoureux du français :)

First of all: félicitations! You must feel so proud of yourself!

Now, doing the reverse tree can be an option. Many people on Duolingo do that and it's apparently quite beneficial.

Immersing yourself in the culture is the next step! The two major French-speaking cultures for a learner would be France and Québec. Pick the one you like best, the one that will be more useful to you or just pick both, and read books, watch movies and TV shows, get a penpal... That's the best way to learn the language!

If you feel confident enough, you can start a journal in French. It will make you use the language and after a few weeks you'll be able to spot your mistakes and facepalm while saying "How could I possibly write that??" ^^ If you're into talking to yourself (I'm not judging, I do it myself ^^), do it in French!

There are many posts on this site that can help you find books or movies depending on your level and interests and also other useful tips. Good search! :)

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

Thanks :). Can you tell me some French movies or TV shows to watch?

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/centime

Here are the 20 pages of French movies offered by Netflix:

http://dvd.netflix.com/AltGenre?agid=5983vt=tlmediaType=PLASTICcatids=InLanguageFrench

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lazouave

Here, I wrote a post a few weeks ago about French cinema, you can see it by clicking here

Check the comments, many users added their own favourites! Have fun ;)

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/butterdosa

HEY GUYS I'M IN ALL HER CLASSES AND SHE TOPS EVERY SUBJECT :') anyway congrats mon amie :')

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

Thank you :).

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pelle2000

Congratulations, good job! It took me about ten months to finish it, so it seems that you've been quite quick. :)

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/managerx

Congratulations :)

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion

To continue- go on lang-8.com to practice your writing skills and also try to find someone with whom you can practice on skype

Also, try an intermediate or advanced course on Memrise

November 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanneB914

What does it mean to finish a tree? Why is it mandatory? Congrats on topping your class. My in-laws are French Canadian and only speak French; therefore, I'm always trying to improve my grammar. Duo Lingo has helped me do this, and it is Fun too!

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

By finishing a tree I mean to say that I finished French on duolingo. It's not technically mandatory, just tradition :). And thank you!

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

Felicitations ami! I'm working on my French tree as we speak. I'm trying to finish it within two weeks so wish me luck =D

November 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

Bonne chance! And it's amie* :P

November 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RichaSinha

Merci beaucoup, y'all!

November 12, 2014
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