https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

First tree complete!

I've rushed through the German tree which has given me a real appreciation for the level system: the degree of fluency from simply completing all the exercises once over is minimal, and it's the repetition that's both the hard work and what hammers down the language.

I feel as though I've crested a small hill which gives me a good view as to where I have to go.

May 28, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

Remind me not to ask to shake your hand.

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

oolalalaa veery nice, congrats mister no pancakes, I hope you will get pancakes and more fluency in your languages in the future !!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ProDuoExtra

Gut gemacht!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/angel-mar77

Gratuliere!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MidnightFlaneur

Well done!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Abdurrezagh1

I like what you wrote which makes me study harder and understand better. To win is not easy.

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

Congratulations =)

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lotownsend

Congratulations mate! Fellow German-learning Melbourner here. Have you heard of Mundo Lingo, by any chance?

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

I had not, but it sounds awesome! Might see if i can drop by next wednesday.

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lotownsend

Would massively recommend it! Everyone's so friendly there and eager to help others learn. If you decide to go, drop us a message!

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianbalthazar

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Das ist eine große Leistung!

Ja, ich habe diese Übungen (oder die Baum) viele Mal wiederholt...

Aber ich muss jeden tag praxis. Wiederholung ist der Schlüssel!

Im Laufe der Zeit wirst du Erfolg haben!

Tschüss!

-Lance

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

Praxis macht perfekt.

I feel that the total xp gives a better reference to how far along you are than levels do; to get to level 13 takes a fifth the time it would take to get to 25. So I will make that my goal from here.

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/binomine

Übung macht den Meister

Praxis is practice as in a Doctor's Office / Doctor's practice.

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/palolantaj

gut gesagt

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Peaches_R

congratulations! :)

do you feel as though you can hold a basic conversation in German now?

I have also completed the tree but have trouble constructing my own sentences :(

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

A very basic conversation probably. I used to listen to some German music and that is starting to almost make sense (which in the case of Rammstein is probably a mistake).

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nicolas_jk

How are you doing in practice sessions? I've only just started using duolingo, but I found that I had to slow down my tree progression. I have the feeling that it's pretty easy to rush through a tree without being able to use the language actively.

Duolingo doesn't seem to measure passive and active language skills separately, at least it's not transparent.

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

For me, if I use the general practice I do poorly, but if i go skill by skill I'm fine.

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nicolas_jk

Hm, yeah, I've just started learning Turkish and have had the same experience. That's why I stopped my progression for now and focus on general skill strengthening. I find the tests for individual skills too easy, I can just memorize the answers. It's much more challenging when you don't know what the current phrase is just testing.

Just an idea, but you might want to reset your tree and restart it, use shortcuts to get started, and focus more general practice.

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

Also the timed practice function gives a disproportionate amount of points.

I was actually considering starting French from German which would be hellishly awkward but should push me to learn more of both.

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FuriousFurian

well done!

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Reichtangle

I've been trying to keep the tree gold every day while still trying to advance..I think this is going to take a while!

Congratulations! What now?

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/No_pancakes

What now? Go back and patch up my ungolded bits of course! One can't help but feel it is like playing whack a mole, but the constant repetition drives things in far better than going through the tree once.

I went through stages of keep everything gold alternating with periods of pushing as far ahead as I could. You may have a better method to gaining understanding as I am well aware of my weakness. Lots of practice and diversifying into other things like films and the immersion tab is my plan from here.

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/klinehopper

Awesome!!! KEEP IT UP, but enjoy your success today.

June 1, 2015
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