A duolingo certificate for completion
There should be one
Thank you Luis.
I think this is a good thought , everyone once thought of this, but people, think of something, if you want a valid certificate which companies can take into account, duolingo will need to be certified by some certification authority, as a valid language learning center, and that people, costs a lot of money, a hell load of money. It would be good to have a certificate though :).
Other than the sense of personal achievement and the new skill that will enhance your travel experience and open up a world that was previously impenetrable to you and the insight that will give you a more refined perspective of the world, yeah it's like totally for nothing...
Luis we ( some employees of RealNet http://www.realnet.com.mx ) and myself studied english with your system, but some of them finished on level 11 other on level 12, I am at level 12 but I had not fished yet !! So can you explain us why? By the way, I really like your e-learning system, it was wonderful to particicipate and make a conest on my company for the first guy to finish the course or getting the level 12. But I thin number of word to finish the english course is 1344, then you can not continue including if you are in the level 10, 11 or 12. best regards !!!
You get points for activities that do not, strictly speaking, count towards "completing the tree". Translation is the biggest thing that causes discrepancies, though you'd surely have noticed if you'd done so. More likely, it means you did more practise sessions and/or did better at them than the RealNet employees. Practise sessions score points that contribute to levels but not to completing the tree, and the better you do, the more points you get.
So the most likely meaning is that you haven't finished at Level 12 because you do a good job in practise sessions. That's a great reason not to be finished yet :) (Employees who finished before Level 12 can still do practises or translations to increase their level.