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!)
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.
That's a solid plan, that's what I plan on doing when I hit level 25 in French :)
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! :)
Here are the 20 pages of French movies offered by Netflix:
HEY GUYS I'M IN ALL HER CLASSES AND SHE TOPS EVERY SUBJECT :') anyway congrats mon amie :')
Congratulations, good job! It took me about ten months to finish it, so it seems that you've been quite quick. :)
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!
By finishing a tree I mean to say that I finished French on duolingo. It's not technically mandatory, just tradition :). And thank you!