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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

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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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/ .

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lechuza-chouette
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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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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Please report back! I'm really interested to read how duolingo compares to traditional Spanish courses.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/walmas

I will, I am pretty nervous about my ability to actually speak spanish as I have had very minimal practice there.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pinkduckling

You'll probably be fine when it comes to concepts, but I'd suggest asking for a list of vocab you're expected to already know. There are words I learned in my first semester of French that still haven't come up on this site.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Start watching some movies and listening to music in Spanish, it's very helpful.

5 years ago

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Yes watch simple videos that are pretty understandable for you but also interesting. Luckily for spanish learners there is a ton of spanish video content available.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charly652

I'm spanish speaker if you need to practise

5 years ago

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    I would look to see if your university has a program that pairs language learners together - i.e. A Spanish speaker learning English with an English speaker learning Spanish. The more time you have to just speak and get comfortable the easier it will be!

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    https://www.duolingo.com/harmanolancho

    felicidades!!!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mnepram

    Congrats!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rai82

    Congratulations!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jygarcon

    Good job man!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

    felicitaciones! I find spanish music very helpful in learning. Became addicted to Ricardo Arjona :)

    5 years ago