Tree complete! What now?
Hi all! I've been using duolingo in class with a lot of success and just as much motivation from my adult students. I get pretty mixed classes with beginners and intermediate learners alike and some of the more advanced students have already completed the tree and are seeking more input and more online fun. Obviously they do some translation too but still... Do you know of any worthwhile online ressources that sort of pick up where duolingo stops? Thanks!! Jason
I think that Duolingo keeps on introducing new vocabulary for lessons that have been completed. This is something that I have noticed with my own Duolingo use. So your learners who've completed the tree would still have a steady drip-drip-drip of new vocabulary. And, of course, it is important to consolidate the knowledge learnt through the tree by doing the general practice sessions.
You could also ask the advanced students to identify their key weaknesses on the tree, and do additional practice on those skills. And you could identify weaknesses from their writing which they need to go back and review on Duolingo - as long as you know how the skills are divided up on the tree.
I don't think that there is anything that directly picks up where Duolingo stops. Once you've completed the tree (and have reviewed the skills until you are comfortable producing the language, not just comfortable with recognising the language) the next step for writing is extended writing practice. And that will only improve if the student regularly writes in the target language (100 to 300 words at a time). You could look at perhaps using something like Google Documents for collaborative writing practice - the advanced students could be working on that, communicating online, while the other students are continuing with their Duolingo practice.