How far does Duolingo take you?

I really like Duolingo and I've been doing it in Spanish for several weeks. I'm now in Level 8 and know I have a long way to go before being fluent. Looking down the screen, I can't tell how many levels there are in the whole thing or how fluent I might be when I finish. Is the full program equivalent to one year of college Spanish? 2 yrs? or? Thanks.

September 3, 2013


I took the webCAPE exam after finishing the Spanish tree and it placed me in "the fourth semester of Spanish or higher". I've been teaching myself Spanish with DL and Memrise since last Xmas, hope that gives you an idea.

September 3, 2013

Thanks, Skye. Your experience does help. I also found out thru "help" on duolingo that a language tree has 25 levels, which gives me a feel for how far along I am. I see though that you're at Level 20 in Spanish, so did that get you to the end of the tree?

September 3, 2013

I think I must've been level 17 or 18 when I completed the tree. The reason why I'm 20 now is because I'd like my skilltree to be completely gold all the time :)

September 4, 2013
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