Another tree falls
I just finished the Spanish tree today and wanted to say thank you to Duolingo and all the great commenters for helping me through it. Thanks also to those I follow, especially my brother, who keep me motivated by making so much progress themselves.
For anyone else completing the Spanish tree and wondering what to do next, or just looking for outside help, I've collected some links to resources below. My apologies to the original posters of these resources for not crediting you since I've lost track of where I originally came across them. I haven't used all of them yet, but I've tried to at least provide some notes as to what you'll find. If you have great additional suggestions please leave them below.
Audio and Video resources:
Lyrices training (http://lyricstraining.com) Type in missing words as you watch music videos. Nice.
Alicia: A mi aire (Español) (http://podclub.ch/fr/emissions/a-mi-aire-e) "A mi aire es un podcast de Alicia para estudiantes de español a partir del nivel A2/B1."
Audiria (http://www.audiria.com) A listening based learning site. Podcasts, songs, etc.
Destinos (http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/watch/) This used to air on local television but I hadn't been able to find it again. "Destinos is in conversational Spanish, with some narration in English and in Spanish. Every episode covers new grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and cultural practices, with a review at the end."
RTVE (http://www.rtve.es/) Spanish language site for the radio and television corporation of Spain. Good source for real world news and video.
Professor Jason (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC64B03323C260A65) If you're having trouble with a particular grammar issue try finding a video that covers it here.
Extr@ (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-wlhjBlJMB9Hlva6V5Fd_1NWUeJ3IkCX) A scripted show for beginning Spanish students. Good for practicing listening skills with real speakers.
"Easy Spanish - Learn Spanish from the Streets" (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFMo9oB_AF7JftV34ecOalvM) Invterviews on the street with real Spanish speakers and English subtitles! Highly recommended.
Señor Jordan's Spanish Videos (http://www.senorjordan.com/los-videos/) A teaching blog with videos. Good if you're having trouble with particular verbs, etc.
Listening Practice (http://www.listeningpractice.org) Translate recordings by native speakers.
The Spanish Experiment (http://www.thespanishexperiment.com/) Dual language presentation, with audio, of "The Three Little Pigs" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". The English translation is initially hidden. Nicely done.
SpanishRomance.com (http://www.spanishromance.com/spanish-language/stories/) Stories in Spanish for begginers. Not dual language and no direct translation help.
7 Common Spanish Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (http://www.fluentu.com/spanish/blog/common-spanish-mistakes/) Common beginner mistakes that, if you finished the DL tree, you probably aren't making, but still a good read just to be sure.
Spanish at About.com (http://spanish.about.com/) Different pages on this site have been linked to in the DL comments. It's a good resource to checkout, especially for special topic posts like "Songs of Christmas in Spanish ¡Cantemos!".
Dual language Kindle books I have downloaded for free but may or may not still be free:
"Una Princesa Diferente - Princesa Pirata (Libro infantil ilustrado) (Spanish Edition)" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E4YHOUC/)
"The Penguin's Boots", a children's story about a penguin and his boots. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVE1W9G/)
"Learn Spanish with Mimi: Mimi goes for a Walk" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNK68PK/)
"La Mujer Alta: The tall woman" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A7FUCV0/)
"Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader (Spanish Edition)" Not dual language and a bit advanced/obscure at times, at least for me. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQMI58G/)
"A First Spanish Reader (Spanish Edition)" Not dual language but has many simple short stories, proverbs, etc. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TQYXPY/)
"An Elementary Spanish Reader (Spanish Edition)" Not dual language but has many simple short stories, proverbs, etc. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UITU9K/)
Congrats on a great accomplishment! That's one heck of a great list of resources, too. Thank you so much for sharing them.
''Another tree falls'' sounds negative and sad... It should be ''another tree grew''! Anyway, congratulations on your accompliashment and thanks for the resources. :)
Thanks for the post, I've found some new resource in your list. Here's an extra lingot!
Congratulations on completing the Spanish tree! (I just did too). That is the most interesting list of resources I've seen.
Another one often linked to in the DL comments is StudySpanish (http://www.studyspanish.com/), which helped me learn the verb tenses near the end of the tree.
2 others I like:
Spanish Verb Forms (http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/VERBLIST.HTM). Dept. of International Language and Culture Studies, Indiana University.
ieLanguages (http://ielanguages.com/). Indo-European Languages: Free Online Tutorials & Exercises for French, Spanish,Italian,German,Dutch, Swedish