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

I Made It To Level 25!

I've come a long way since beginning on July 4th of this year, and this is an extremely happy achievement for me. Just a couple minutes ago, I became a level 25, the highest level on Duolingo there is. I'm very happy about this. I've been doing Immersion literally all day to get here.

I did the opposite of what a lot of people I've known have done- I decided I would strengthen all of my skills when I got to level 25, and in the meantime do immersion. It's time to begin strengthening, and I should start that soon!

Thanks to everybody who has accompanied me on this journey, and who has liked it every time I've leveled up. Good luck on your own journeys!

  • ReidHT
November 23, 2014

63 Comments


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

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, I can't believe you've made it! 32 lingots for you!

November 23, 2014

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

32?! No way! Thanks. Have some back, I have too many already :)

November 23, 2014

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

Congratulations.

November 23, 2014

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

Merci!

November 23, 2014

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

Hey, that's awesome! Félicitations !

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks!!

November 23, 2014

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

Congrats! You're doing the exact same thing that I have done ;) I'm still not finished strengthening.

November 23, 2014

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

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one :)

November 23, 2014

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

So when you've reached the maximum level, can you still continue learning the language?

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

When I reached level 25, I had not yet even finished my tree, so had many lessons to go. I am now doing the reverse tree, working through a French Grammar book to pick up what I missed, have just finished reading a French novel, and have started watching a bit of French television. I would say level 25 is just the start of getting really familiar with the language.

November 23, 2014

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

So how much of the language can you understand with just Duolingo at Level 25?

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

There are four aspects to language acquisition, in my estimation. Reading, writing, listening and speaking. My reading is now very fluent, but I can barely write unless I surround myself with dictionaries. I can understand a program meant for beginners, like "News in Slow French" but only a portion of programs where French is spoken at normal speed. As for speaking- except for common and simple phrases like "Comment ça va?" or "Merci beaucoup", I'm not really there yet. But everyone learns at different speeds, so a person with a younger, more agile brain may be able to do way better than I.

November 24, 2014

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

Thanks I'm learning Spanish although I've studied the language through several different resources; I'm just wondering how helpful Duolingo is for learning a language fluently. I guess DL is more about the grammar, and it's easy to learn new vocabulary to fit in to what you've learnt.

November 24, 2014

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

Of course.

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you and Congratulations. Great to hear that you will continue learning on Duolingo! Happy learning! :D

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you, and you too!

November 23, 2014

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

Congrats!

November 23, 2014

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

Merci beaucoup!

November 23, 2014

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

Félicitations, Reid ! It's been lovely watching your journey. :)

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you! You've been so nice to me in this journey, thank you so much for all you've done :)

November 23, 2014

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

I always knew you could do it! Congrats!

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you! Good luck with your journey to level 25 as well!

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you, I need it :)

November 23, 2014

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

You can do it!

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carolyn250

Félicitations! It is a good feeling!

November 23, 2014

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

It truly is, thank you so much :)

November 23, 2014

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

That's crazy! I swear you were at level 20 yesterday.

November 23, 2014

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

He was!

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks! I was, then I went into 'maximum overdrive'... :)

November 23, 2014

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

Congratulations! Have a lingot or two.

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you!

November 23, 2014

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

Super job mon big! Maintenant tu pourras p’t-être comprendre l'annonce pour le Willy Waller 2006!

November 23, 2014

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

Merci beaucoup, mdr!

November 23, 2014

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

Congrats! Did you find that doing immersion kept many of your skills golden?

November 23, 2014

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

Now that you mention it, it actually might have helped! Thanks!

November 23, 2014

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

PROSIT!!!

Wow, only five months. Well done!

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you! And good luck with your journey to level 25 as well, along with getting Maltese on here!

November 23, 2014

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

It will happen!

November 24, 2014

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

I have no doubt that it will!

November 24, 2014

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

Wow congratulations!

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you!

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amirdelapanah10

Awesome, would you consider yourself fluent at this point?

November 23, 2014

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

Probably not- Honestly, I can read things and I'm working with colloquial, but my listening comprehension is not too great unless a French speaker speaks pretty slowly. But I'm working on it, and hopefully one day soon I'll be able to call myself fluent! Thanks!

November 23, 2014

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

Listen to le journal on the,radio they speak clearly and well. comprehension is helped by knowing ( roughly) what they are speaking about. As I am growing deaf I can have it on loudly, which is my problem with duolingo. I cannot hear what they are saying

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you for those references... I'm sorry to hear that you are going deaf.. I wish you all the best.

November 23, 2014

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

Awesome! :)

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks!

November 23, 2014

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

Congratulations! Happy learning!

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks!

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Congratulations ReidHT! You made great time in getting here! And I like that you've got a post strategy in place. bunneh five

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you! bunneh five back!!

November 23, 2014

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

Wow!! That's fast. I'm on tortoise track but I'll get to 25 just the same. Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment.

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks, and bonne chance!

November 23, 2014

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

Congratulations! Nice work

November 23, 2014

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

Thank you!

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rompip
  • 2073

Many congratulations...... I know how much work you need to put in to get there. Go,go,go with the strengthening!

November 23, 2014

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

Thanks!

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/usual-suspect

Congrats! Amazing progress - 25 level just in less a year.

November 24, 2014

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

Thanks! I just have time on my hands, (well. I make that time from procrastinating on other things) so that helped. Good luck!

November 24, 2014

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

Félicitations ! :)

November 24, 2014

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

Merci beaucoup!

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Urnus1

Congratulations! Good luck on getting your other languages to 25!

November 27, 2014

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

Thank you! You too!

November 27, 2014
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