Placing out of first year spanish!
After using duolingo for about two months I was just able to pass place out of the first year spanish class I would have otherwise had to take!
It remains to be seen whether Duolingo has adequately prepared me for Spanish 210
Congratulations! That is super. Isn't duolingo great?
Asking for a vocabulary list or textbook from the insructor is a good suggestion. As is watching videos. You may want to try this series, which is easy, enjoyable and free online : http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/watch/ .
Congratulations. I'd guess if you have had the drive to get to level 12 on your own in two months you'll do pretty well. But be prepared: interfacing with meatware can be tricky.
Please report back! I'm really interested to read how duolingo compares to traditional Spanish courses.
I will, I am pretty nervous about my ability to actually speak spanish as I have had very minimal practice there.
Start watching some movies and listening to music in Spanish, it's very helpful.