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!
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, I can't believe you've made it! 32 lingots for you!
Congrats! You're doing the exact same thing that I have done ;) I'm still not finished strengthening.
So when you've reached the maximum level, can you still continue learning the language?
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.
So how much of the language can you understand with just Duolingo at Level 25?
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.
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.
Thank you and Congratulations. Great to hear that you will continue learning on Duolingo! Happy learning! :D
Thank you! You've been so nice to me in this journey, thank you so much for all you've done :)
Congrats! Did you find that doing immersion kept many of your skills golden?
Thank you! And good luck with your journey to level 25 as well, along with getting Maltese on here!
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!
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
Thank you for those references... I'm sorry to hear that you are going deaf.. I wish you all the best.
Congratulations ReidHT! You made great time in getting here! And I like that you've got a post strategy in place. bunneh five
Wow!! That's fast. I'm on tortoise track but I'll get to 25 just the same. Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment.
Many congratulations...... I know how much work you need to put in to get there. Go,go,go with the strengthening!
Thanks! I just have time on my hands, (well. I make that time from procrastinating on other things) so that helped. Good luck!