Irish Hall of Fame [8-6-16 Update] OVER 100 MEMBERS!
Welcome to the Irish Hall of Fame! This is the place where the best of the best of the Irish community here on Duolingo are honoured. If you think you should be featured here, comment below and we'll be happy to add you :D
Irish Tree Complete
Level 25 in Irish
We know you can do it!
- mydill <-- First!
Seachtain na Gaeilge Challenge 2015
- Day 1: magickman
- Day 2: galaxyrocker
- Day 3: bob1745
- Day 4: AoifeIRE
- Day 5: scilling
- Day 6: heathermagoo
- Day 7: No winner
- Day 8: No winner
- Day 9: MissZahrah
- Day 10: Hop-all-the-way
- Day 11: dancelmarie
- Day 12: ProinsiasOFoghlu
- Day 13: cflovett
- Day 14: No winner
- Day 15: No winner
- Day 16: jackmchugh12
- Day 17: AoifeIRE
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Please add my name to the list, Alex!
That was an amazing tree, especially the later skills. I loved all the pop culture references and just plain ridiculous sentences (like seriously, dhíoladh an scáth drugaí???). Very fun, and thorough. I'll be reviewing for a long time yet, so can't wait to see it expand. Thanks, Team Irish!
Aaaand I got there too. I am a bit proud (since neither Irish nor English is my first language) and sad (because it feels a bit like an end of a great journey) at the same time. I'm thinking about writing a topic on how I feel about where I got with this course, but I am unsure if anyone would bother reading it at all...
Edit: I almost forgot: Go raibh maith agaibh don chúrsa agus craic iontach!
Please add me to the list. I'm listed on the Golden Hall of Fame for finishing the Irish tree 4 months or so ago but since that thread isn't active ATM, I'd appreciate it if you'd add me. Go raibh maith agaibh/Tapadh leibh.
I finally finished the tree today! A huge thank you to Alex and the rest of the contributors who developed Tree 1.0. You have no idea how much I appreciate you creating this course!!!!! I am really looking forward to Tree 2.0 and the new audio. Thank you in advance for both of those items!
I've just finished the Irish tree - please could you add me to your list?
Thanks for a great course (and looking forward to Tree 2). In all honesty, I doubt I'll ever be able to 'speak' Irish - my aim was to understand something of the grammar to make it easier to decipher written Irish (and Scots Gaelic, since Duolingo doesn't have a course for that yet). I have a long way to go before I'd consider myself to 'know' the course material, but there's no way I'd have come anywhere near this close without this course. So GRMA. :)
Great! You'll find there are many similarities between the two languages.
ag obair go dian a bain Leibhéal 25 amach.
ag obair go dian chun Leibhéal 25 a bhaint amach.
Level 25 is reached when you earn 30,000 XP in a language - that is true for all languages, not just Irish. "Levels" are just an indication of how many XP you have earned - in the case of non-Immersion language like Irish, it's a reflection of how many exercises you have completed in the language (though in theory, you could do the very first lesson 3,000 times and reach level 25 without learning anything but the vocabulary taught in those few lessons).
"Levels" don't have anything to do with how far you have gone through the course - you can complete the current Irish Tree at level 13 or 14, though once the tree is expanded when Tree 2.0 is released, it will take longer to complete the tree, which will mean that you will earn more XP while completing it, which will mean you will reach a higher "level".
The purpose of Duolingo is teach you the fundamentals of the grammar and enough of a vocabulary for basic communication. As such it's not comparable directly with the Junior Cert or the Leaving Cert, but those students who struggle with the Junior Cert or the Leaving Cert because they've never really learned the basics of grammar and enough of a vocabulary for basic communication (depite years of Irish in school) can certainly benefit from the Irish course.