Finished my first tree!
Thank you all so much for helping me with Spanish. There is no way I could've gotten this far without you guys. I think I will continue practicing just Spanish on here for now, but maybe later start some French! ¡Muchas gracias a la Duolingo Team!
Yes, I practiced with Visual Link Spanish for, i think two years (not often, because it wasn't fun) but I learned like 5 times as much in one summer. Any tools? Well, I have a translator app on my phone and I'm constantly translating things that I'm wondering about. I feel pretty good about how much Spanish I know, because I play minecraft on a Spanish server, and that's very helpful (and fun!). What I need to do is watch more movies in Spanish. So far I've watched three. A lot of the stuff that will help you the most is just fun (Movies, video games, music, chat rooms etc.).
Also, I forgot to mention that my family had a 16-year-old boy (I'm 15) from Spain staying at our house for 3 weeks this summer. I wasn't talking to him in Spanish very much at all, actually. Mostly just asked him questions like "how do you say this?" and a few Spanish phrases.
Hi Samsta! Very good you finished it, I've just started seriously working on spanish about two weeks ago and I've learned a LOT, amazing tool this duolingo! Anyways, I thought you may like some ideas of what to do next, so I thought I mention some here: - register for an exam, test your level and get a certificate. - buy a book + dictionary and start reading. start with one that is not too big of course ;). look up and write down every word you don't know. You can use pen and paper, or flashcard software to study this vocabulary. - translate more texts on duolingo. Again while writing down new vocabulary. - listen to spanish podcasts - and spanish movies. Some that I liked: tambien la lluvia and diarios de motocicleta. - listen to spanish music: jorge drexler, buika - find a spanish pen friend on the internet. or better: meet people to have a language exchange. - get a book method for learning spanish and work through to strengthen your basis. Good luck! Cheers, Jasper