https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KloudAlpha

When Swedish is out of Beta..

Should I take it again so I can practice the pronunciation? From what I've seen they don't have pronunciation tests yet.

November 19, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/superdaisy

That assumes you'll finish the tree before it leaves beta and they fix the pronunciation!

I'm thinking that by the time I finish the tree, I'll be proficient enough with reading and writing that I can start conversing in person. My city has a Scandinavian heritage center, and I found a few meetups, events, and classes that sound promising.

November 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

I agree.

November 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/superdaisy

Are you worried about learning the terrible pronunciation of the tts? I'm a little worried, so I've been exposing myself to as much Swedish sound as I passively can: radio, music, instructional YouTube videos. But I'll probably pick up some bad habits.

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

What do you think if one sets a daily goal of 50 XP and does about 110 XP daily, how long would one take to finish a tree?

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/superdaisy

It depends how much of that 110 XP is spent regilding the tree and how much is spent learning new skills. I recommend reading some of the "I FINISHED MY TREE!" threads for German to get a better sense of the rates that are normal.

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

Here is a discussion about Portuguese receiving speaking exercises: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4564547

That was two months ago while the Portuguese course was launched in 2012. It might therefore not be enough for a course to leave beta.

November 19, 2014
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