What Are Your Goals For 2015?

I know that there have been a couple of posts on this subject, but I wanted to make one of my own just for fun. Feel free to add your own lists in the comment below!

Here are my language goals.

  • Finish my Portuguese tree.
  • Start my Italian tree and get at least halfway through.
  • Begin reviewing Spanish.
  • Get at least halfway through English for Romanian.
  • Get at least halfway through English for French.
  • If the Romanian course is out before the last few months of the year next year, finish the Romanian course.
  • Study Catalan and Latin and get to a good level in both.
  • Continue using Duolingo forever!!!

  • ReidHT

December 26, 2014

  • To keep going and not stop.

Edited (Because I worked up the courage to set three specific goals)

  • Finish 1/3 English for Japanese speakers course (unless the reverse comes out, then that one instead). I am currently on Basics 2.

  • Make it through Lifeprint's first two ASL Units (30 lessons). I've managed to make it to lesson 12 already and I really want to finish.

-Finish the reverse Spanish tree. (So, finish English for Spanish speakers tree)

(Closes eyes and hits "save".)

December 26, 2014

The wait for 日本語 is real, ugh....

December 28, 2014


December 28, 2014

I think I'm going to wait for the reverse.. I'm far too frustrated with English for Japanese. 2015年に新潟市に日本語を勉強でしょう。

January 1, 2015

Good luck with everything!!

Here are my goals:


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Irish

Start and hopefully finish (if they're here!):

  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Esperanto


  • Italian, read 20 books in Italian

  • German, read 10 books in German

  • Dutch, read 10 books in Dutch

  • Read at least 10 books in various other languages.

December 26, 2014

Omigosh, you have a lot to do! Good luck to you as well, that's awesome!

December 26, 2014

Thank you!! Well, I have a whole year to do it in ;)

December 26, 2014

3 lingots for being so hardworking...

December 26, 2014

Wow, That's an amazing New Year's Goal. How is the progress so far. All the best.

April 8, 2015
  1. Reach Level 25 in Spanish.

  2. Finish Italian, Esperanto, and Portuguese trees.

  3. Maintain an A+ in my Latin classes.

  4. Do more immersion.

  5. Read a book in each of my languages.

  6. At least start reverse trees.

  7. Start a new language (Czech, Hindi, German, or Dutch).

  8. Develop my conlang (still unnamed).

December 26, 2014

You have a conlang? Me too!

December 31, 2014

V'ouj naj Kajnlänska? Mig ut!

February 3, 2015

Best of luck with your goals! Looks like it's going to be a year of Romance for you. ;)

My language goals, hmm..

  • Work on my Spanish listening and speaking.
  • Choose a new language to begin (that truly is the most difficult part for me).
  • Give something back to Duo by contributing to the Norwegian course - the Incubator willing.
  • Use my big sis superpowers to make sure my little brothers finish their respective language trees.
December 26, 2014

I'm waiting on #3! ;)

December 27, 2014

Mhm, impatiently so! One day though, the tables shall turn...

"Jay, why haven't you beta tested the cat lesson yet? Chop chop!"


December 27, 2014

I will be happy when that day arrives!

December 27, 2014

Good. I'll just screenshot that for future use, I'm sure you won't mind.

December 27, 2014

You have a brilliant mind. Perfect for building the Norwegian course. ;)

December 27, 2014

Ahh as am I. Norsk has a special place within me ^^

December 27, 2014
  • Finish the Portuguese tree

  • Get at least half of the French tree completed

  • If Esperanto comes out next year from January-April, I hope to finish it then. :)

  • Talk more to my Portuguese pen pal

  • Find a French pen pal

  • Immerse myself in more Portuguese things. (ex. put my phone in Portuguese, not translate Portuguese to English, watch Portuguese commercials, etc.)

  • Find Esperanto pen pal

  • Attempt to reach level 25 in Portuguese

  • Get to level 13-15, or higher in French

December 26, 2014
  • Get my B2-level certification in German
  • Study intensively Swedish (all day all night) on duolingo to reach level A2-B1 till September (I'll have to do full immersion, like in French!!!)
  • Try to improve my English and French
  • Probably restart Icelandic in summer
  • Start Japanese in September (I'll enter senior high school then, so it'll be a great challenge, to learn an Asian language + start senior high school simioultaneously)
  • Continue using Duolingo 4ever!!!!! (and uploading discussions for Greek and French!!!)


December 26, 2014

Small English correction: last sentence: and uploading discussionS .........

December 26, 2014

panagiotists13, How is your German B2-level studies progressing. I am planning to attempt the German A1 exams in about 2-3 months. Any tips for the same would be great. Danke.

April 8, 2015

Hi! Well, I'm having an intensive class so I'm progressing fast. I'm in B1 now and I'll sit the B2 level exam in September or in December. I'm also traveling to Berlin with my school in some weeks, so I'll have a great opportunity to practice it! Any tips for A1? Well, I think that if you have finished half of the tree, you' re ready to pass this exam, but don't stay there! Never be satisfied of what you've learned! Do some practice tests for the exam (you can find some here, see some recored oral exams on youtube, listen to German music and try to understand and translate the lyrics, practice with German people, etc. :)

April 8, 2015

Thanks a lot.

April 8, 2015

Mine is:

Reach level 25 in Spanish

Finish German Tree

Finish French Tree

Finish Danish Tree

Start Portuguese Tree

Start Russian or Hungarian Tree ( whichever comes first )

December 26, 2014

Finish three trees? Wow, here's cinq lingots pour vous!

December 26, 2014

Merci Beaucoup!

December 26, 2014
  1. Finish French tree by May to July and strengthen all the decayed skill, work on tenses especially

2 and 3. Get halfway through the English trees for French speakers and for Chinese speakers (Chinese is my native language, but I speak it horribly with an accent of my country, so I figured I can practise it here) 4. Get halfway through the Swedish tree 5. Try out Danish or Irish 6. Practice french (watch french TV, and study the Teach yourself complete french book)

December 26, 2014
  1. Finish Spanish tree
  2. Keep everything golden
  3. Finish Irish tree
  4. Finish Esperanto tree if it comes out soon enough
  5. Continue learning my languages in ways other than duolingo(games, short books, etc.)
  6. Finish Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal
December 26, 2014

For #5, here are some good resources:

  1. The Harry Potter books (not exactly short, and the vocab may not be entirely taught on Duolingo, but the grammar is pretty easy, and IT'S HARRY POTTER. BN also has a small section dedicated to Libros en Español.
  2. Although not free, Innovative Language (SpanishPod101, PortuguesePod101, etc.) has great podcasts for learning, and they're always having a sale. And if they aren't, just use the coupon code HALFPRICE

3.DOCTOR WHO IN SPANISH(or other languages). It must be available somewhere on the internet. It must be somewhere on the internet, I just, well, I forgot.~

  1. Other stuff not mentioned here.
December 26, 2014

Try to finish my german tree and get a B2 level in German and englisch. Since i can't start studying architecture, i will study languages :'D:

December 26, 2014

qwermab, How is the German language progress. Any suggestions for German A1/A2 test prep would be great. Danke.

April 8, 2015

I just try to listen music and read books or short stories to practice.

April 8, 2015


April 8, 2015

1. Become really fluent in German (getting there), Italian and Maltese.

2. Finish the Italian tree + at least one other.

3. Do two weeks in June of nothing but Russian, two weeks in July of nothing but Ukrainian and two weeks in August of nothing but Polish.

4. Devote more time to getting Maltese here on Duolingo.

5. Promote Maltese more outside of Duolingo as well as inside.

I am going to expect Maltese in the Incubator or on Duolingo at some point in 2015!

December 26, 2014

Do you have a memrise course for Maltese? I would love to try that rare language!

December 26, 2014

I have three!

December 27, 2014

Merci Beaucoup!

December 27, 2014

BTW, your courses are not categorized correctly, it shiuld be under, not other languages.

December 27, 2014

But they are for English speakers.

December 27, 2014

The one for german speakers:

December 28, 2014

I'll be surprised if Polish comes out by next August.

December 26, 2014

Not necessarily comes out , just released into the Incubator .

December 27, 2014

It is in the Incubator?

December 27, 2014

No, my goal is for it to be in the incubator in 2015.

December 27, 2014

Are you talking about Polish or Maltese?

December 27, 2014


December 27, 2014

Ohhh ok. I thought you were talking about Polish.

December 27, 2014

My goals are: - Finish my Italian tree. It's pretty close - Start and finish the French and Spanish trees. - Attend Italian and French classes. I'll also read , listen to music, talk to people in those target languages - Get brilliant grades in Spanish - Get my C1 certification in English

December 26, 2014

Trees I want to finish: (This may look like a lot, but I'm only learning two languages, Italian and Swedish, the rest are reverse courses)

  • Italian for English speakers
  • Swedish for English speakers
  • English for Spanish speakers
  • Italian for Spanish speakers
  • Swedish for Spanish speakers
  • English for Italian speakers
  • Spanish for Italian speakers
  • Swedish for Italian speakers
  • English for Swedish speakers
  • Spanish for Swedish speakers
  • Italian for Swedish speakers

  • If any of the courses above do not exist or are in beta, I'll apply for them.

I also want to:

  • To strengthen every single tree I've completed to gold.
  • Get to at least:
    • level 25, tier 10, and a C2 in Spanish (FLUENCY!, hopefully)
    • level 20, tier 5, and a C1 in Italian
    • level 10, tier 3 and a A2 in Swedish
  • Not embarrass myself in Spain, Italy, or France, wherever I go
  • Reach at least a 365 day streak
  • Finish at least 3 seasons of a Spanish TV show
  • Finish at least 2 seasons of an Italian TV show
  • Books I want to read:
    • Harry Potter: (Spanish)
      • Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal
      • Harry Potter y la cámara secreta
      • Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban
      • Harry Potter y el cáliz de fuego
      • Harry Potter y la Orden del Fénix
      • Harry Potter y el misterio del príncipe
      • Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte
    • Hunger Games: (Spanish, Italian)
      • Los Juegos Del Hambre, Hunger Games (I giochi della fame)
      • En Llamas, La ragazza di fuoco
      • Sinsajo, Il canto della rivolta
  • If I have time, I'll start German for English speakers

And finally, as Usagiboy7 said:

  • To keep going and not stop
December 27, 2014

Good luck! That's so awesome!

December 27, 2014

I highly doubt the courses for Esperanto speakers is worth it.

December 27, 2014

I already know Esperanto. So these courses would only be for XP anyway. But why don't you like Esperanto?

Vivu Esperanto! (Long live Esperanto!)

December 27, 2014

I do like Esperanto. I meant making a course for Esperanto speakers like English for Esperanto speakers because most people who speak the language already speak another language. I'm actually learning Esperanto right now.

December 27, 2014

You never know. If I created the course and 1 person benefited from it, I'd be happy.

December 27, 2014
  • Finish my Portuguese tree and reach level 25.
  • Finish my French tree and reach level 25.
  • Finish my Irish tree.
  • Practice speaking Spanish (I found a local “Meet-up!”)
  • Read at least one book in each of these languages: Spanish, French and Portuguese.
  • Start learning Latin, using computer resources.
December 26, 2014

At this point, mine are (in no particular order):

  1. Learn Esperanto ( & Duolingo)
  2. Improve my French (and other languages) (Duolingo, lingvist, iTalki, Innovative Language etc.)
  3. Finish Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosifale, הארי פוטר ואבן הכחמים, and other translations for Spanish and French
  4. Learn a non-Indo-European (or at least not closely related to English) language
  5. Improve my Hebrew reading/writing (see #4)
  6. etc.

Have a great early new year!

December 26, 2014

• Finish the French and Italian tree

• Reach level 25 in French and Italian

• Get halfway through the Dutch course

• Start Esperanto/Russian or Ukrainian if it comes out

• Wait a bit more... for Norwegian and Serbian

• Start Italian tree for French speakers :)

December 26, 2014

So much that I wish to accomplish ^_^

  • I am beyond excited for the release of the Hungarian course! I hope to make fair progress, both with the tree and through additional study.

  • Begin and complete the EN > EO tree upon release.

  • Learn more about language/communication, in general, through learning and interacting with others via Esperanto.

  • Complete EN > FR , EN > ES and EN > DE trees.

  • Accomplish a great amount of the EN > RU tree.
  • Decent progression with the EN > TR tree.
  • Level 25 for the EN > NL tree.
  • Further improve my proficiency in English.
  • More Immersion for various languages.
  • Progress further with essentially all other trees I've begun.
  • Venture further into studying various dialects, creoles and pidgins.
  • Maintain familiarity with casual ongoing self-study of Latin, Slovenian , Icelandic , Norwegian and Basque.
  • Would love to see the berth of courses for the five languages listed in the point above ^.^

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December 27, 2014

Here are mine:

  • Re-finish French Tree (Long story)

  • 100+ day streak

  • Start English for French speakers

  • French to English immersion tier 20

  • Level 25 in French

  • 1000 lingots (Right now I have 717)

  • 5.0/5.0 on Duolingo test (French)

December 31, 2014

In this order:

  1. Regolden my German tree (working on it)
  2. Do the DE->EN tree
  3. Do the DE->FR tree
  4. Do the DE->ES tree (hopefully it will be out when I finish all the other trees...)

Outside of Duo:

  1. Finish my Pimsleur lessons for German
  2. Practice everyday my vocabulary on Babbel (I'm doing German from Spanish, great way to practice both)
  3. Read Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen
  4. Watch die Sonnenallee (and understand it without subtitles)
  5. Watch some Almodovár movies

Happy New Year, Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne Année, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, Frohes Neues Jahr!

December 26, 2014

Catching up with my Italian, Arabic, Ancient Greek (and possibly also Latin) vocab. That should be enough to keep me occupied. Grammar comes to me naturally, but I'm really really bad at memorizing things, so learning vocabulary always requires more effort than anything else.

December 26, 2014

My goals: 1. finish the Italian tree 2. do the reverse Italian course 3. finish the German tree 4. read a book in Italian, Harry Potter would be awesome! 5. watch a movie in Italian

December 26, 2014

I love these kind of posts!

Here are mine:

  • Recieve good grades from my professors (I'm double majoring in French and German at a university this summer!)

  • Finish my German tree and reach level 25

  • Continue to perfect my French

  • Start the Turkish tree when it comes out into beta

  • Become more conversational in Spanish

December 26, 2014

My goals:

  • Finish the French tree by March 1, 2015. (~.8 lessons a day)
  • Reach level 25 in French by March 1, 2015. (170XP daily)
  • Start and finish Spanish from French by Dec 31, 2015.
  • Finish Irish tree by Dec 31, 2015
December 26, 2014
  1. Finish French
  2. Finish Spanish
  3. Begin with Italian and Turkish
  4. Begin with Persian (outside Duo)
  5. Go to Spain
  6. Read a French novel (an actual, not a children's book)
December 26, 2014
  • Finish my Dutch tree

  • Make a decision on whether or not to keep going with Portuguese

  • Begin and complete French, German, Russian, Danish, or Norwegian tree depending on interest and availability on Duolingo

  • Keep working on my Spanish

December 27, 2014
  1. Reach level 25 in Spanish and get through the Spanish > English tree.
  2. Get at least halfway through my trees in Dutch, French, Portuguese, German and Italian.
  3. Start Esperanto, Russian and Romanian when they're available and just get a good base on them. (Level 6-8, maybe?)

I'm so tempted to do every language there is on Duo, but I'm going to try and get all of these things done before I touch anything else. :)

December 27, 2014

My 2015 language goals:

  1. Finish my German tree.
  2. Become really fluent in German.
  3. Take the German A1 A2 and B1 tests
  4. Begin learning my next language (either French or Spanish)
December 27, 2014

2015 Goals: Finish my German tree. Read one book in German. Read one newspaper article in German every month. Speak in German only for one week, no excuses. Write a short story in German.

December 27, 2014

I'm planning to start learning a new language every six months (being in high school, that's one new language for every semester, and I'd been learning Swedish before I even knew Duolingo). In January, it's gonna be German. I'm not sure yet which language I'll go with for the second half of the year. Hopefully French, but I'd rather start at the same time I take the French course at school.

December 27, 2014

Oh gosh. Here it is:

  • Reach C1 in Japanese (JLPT N1)

  • Reach B1 in French

  • Reach B1 in Mandarin Chinese

  • Reach B1 in German

  • Finish Swedish Tree

December 27, 2014

I would love to finish my Swedish and German Tree, and attempt Dutch! We shall see!

December 31, 2014

I'm not good at completing my resolution to the end of year but since it's duolingo where is learning is fun, I'm pretty optimistic that I will be complete most of them. So, my resolutions for this year. (All has somthing to do with langauges.).

Finish following trees

  1. Spanish for English speakers
  2. French for English speakers
  3. Swedish for English speakers
  4. Italian for English speakers
  5. German for English speakers
  6. Danish for English speakers
  7. English for Japanese speakers (This is a challenge for me.)

Start and finish following langauges when they are available 1. Esperanto (On high priority for langauge in incubator.) 2. Russian (It will take time.)

Start following langauges 1.Japanese. (On high priority) 2.Urdu (I'm already hindi speaker. So, main thing is learning script only.) 3.Korean (On low priority- but one day sure). 4.Learn Sanskrit by using Panini's Astadhayayi. (Seriously, This is will be a monumnetal achivement for me.)

Other things 1) Complete 1 year streak. 2) Wait for Japanese for English course. 3) Wait for Hindi for English course. 4) Wait for a Bengali course. 5) Wait for a Tamil course.

Anyway, I have not even completed a single tree. So a lot of work is remaining. If I complete all of the resolution then I will be a well knowledged person in term of languages. :) . Let us wish all the best for all of the people learning langauge as new year resolutions. :)

January 1, 2015

As a procrastinator, I shall claim myself lazy!

  • Try* to regolden the French and Spanish trees
  • Try* to finish the reverse trees of French and Spanish trees and regolden those too

*Why I said ''try''? I claimed myself lazy, alright?

January 2, 2015

Mine are also "tries" as well. Don't be down. Let's do our best! :)

January 2, 2015

:) Thanks for the warm words, Usagi!

January 2, 2015

I know that you can do it!

January 2, 2015
  • Hit a 100-day streak
  • Finish the Portuguese tree
  • Retake the Portuguese test, breaking 3.5/5
  • Reread some Saramago in the original

  • Learn Russian pronunciations for cyrillic letters

  • Learn some Russian "survival" phrases
January 11, 2015

language goals for 2015:

  1. Maintain focus on German, Danish, and Spanish.

  2. Complete the trees for the aforementioned languages.

  3. Take Goethe-Zertifikat A1, A2, and B1 (i've been studying german for about 5 years off and on).

February 4, 2015
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