Wow, great improvement!
Congratulations! You scored 4.85/5.00
My previous score was 3.96!
And if I wasn't tired I might have even gotten a little closer to perfect. I can't say this is just from Duo, but I've been brushing up a lot on grammar. I've been learning Spanish for a year now, and I like to consider myself conversationally competent.
I can function fully on my own through airports and bus stations, and can buy just about anything I would need. I can ask for directions and understand church services and songs. I can even have extended conversations with my soon-to-be-family-in-law! Even more importantly, I can flirt very effectively with my fiancée ;D - all in Spanish!
I can't say it's all because of Duolingo, but I can say that Duolingo gave me hope in the very beginning and gave me that first boost into what is now a central passion of my life! I'm actually leading a language learning group for short term missionaries at my church and have directed them all to Duolingo among other resources I've found helpful. And the cool thing is, I heard the same tune from one of the students - "Duolingo makes Spanish fun, I'm super excited to learn!"
Time will tell who stays with it and who doesn't, but time has told that tale for me - and in the end, I haven't merely stuck with it. I've thrived!
Thanks Duolingo and all the inspirational people out there who I've drawn fuel from when I needed to keep pushing on. I love you all!
I'm learning english and I'd like to improve my skills so if you want we could help each other, I help you with spanish and you with my english in skype.