Esperanto Hall Of Fame
Hello and welcome to the Esperanto Hall of Fame, the list of everyone who has completed the Esperanto tree. Here we acknowledge the great achievements of the best and brightest Esperantists! Congratulations to everyone who done so and hopefully this motivates everyone else to keep going!
Hall of Fame:
There's also a Golden Hall of Fame for anyone who has reached the maximum level 25 in Esperanto.
Golden Hall Of Fame:
If you want to be added to the list, simply leave a comment (in either English or Esperanto) and I'll add you on. If you are wondering what to do next, check out this post here which is full of ideas.
Let's say I have the Esperanto course selected. Then I click on a link to an Italian article in Immersion and start translating sentences. The XP I get will be added to my Esperanto course, not the Italian one.
Of course, sometimes this happens as an honest mistake. However, there are also people who will start courses, do very few lessons in them, and translate articles in a different language to get to 30,000 XP, while barely learning anything in the language they just reached level 25 in. People are free to do whatever they want, but personally, I'm very much against the abuse of this glitch and don't like to see users who make use of it praised and awarded.
I am highly skeptical that anyone could reach 30,000 XP in Esperanto by only doing Esperanto lessons in one and a half weeks; while the same person is someone I haven't seen around the Esperanto forums. Personally, I've been working pretty hard on the Esperanto course, and I'm almost at 5,000 XP - you can see why I'm suspicious.
I accept that people want to game the system, but it's crazy all the same. I'm here to learn, and I won't do that by cheating. Points, dare I say it, aren't actually the point. They're but a guide to how well you're doing at learning the target language (assuming you don't cheat), and an incentive to keep at it.
So in addition to my number one method for learning a language, i.e. "don't give up", I'll add "don't cheat".
I accidentally leveled up to level 13 in Portuguese that way. I was practicing Portuguese when I saw an Immersion notification of when of my French articles- I ended up spending a while on the French immersion course and I mysteriously leveled up to level 13, and I had no idea how.
I've seen claims that people have just been doing the beginner lessons over and over, but considering that redoing lessons that are still gold gets, like, 3-4XP? I find that fairly hard to believe. They seriously did beginner lessons ten thousand times???
I honestly don't know how you could get that many points even in immersion, that still seems a lot, but redoing beginner lessons? I'm pretty sceptical, too :-/ it's sad when people game the system.
On the other hand, the only people they're really cheating are themselves. Given the choice between level 25 and actually having a decent grasp on a language, I'll chose the latter every time!
Thanks! It does look like a bit much seeing all those flags together. No, I wouldn't claim that I am fluent or have mastered them. I can read a few of them with only occasional use of the dictionary, and hold a conversation in at least a couple of them but reading knowledge has been my focus for most of them.
Good luck with your studies!
Congratulations. Gratulojn. I think it takes some serious attention to achieve that - I've never managed it with any tree that I recall (I came close with German and Spanish a couple of times each since completing them). I must get round to challenging myself to make a tree completely gold. And once more, multajn gratulojn.
I'm really stupid at languages and after almost three years here I still haven't finished a tree. I don't even do the immersion and have reached level 19 in French just by struggling through the exercises, but never reaching the end of them. It's as much as I can do to keep them golden.
It looks like Esperanto might be the first tree I actually finish. But not for a long time yet as I'm not halfway down yet and I'm already spending time reguilding it. I just want to post my admiration for anyone who finishes a tree. That's amazing. :)
It took me a long time to finish my French tree, and at times I felt like giving up because it seemed too difficult. Persevere and you will get there! Just concentrate on keeping the tree golden, and then when you feel a bit more comfortable then slowly add in more lessons. I find doing just a little bit every day helps me a lot more than trying to cram a lot in. You can do it!
La esperantan arbon mi ĝoje finfaris kaj mi esperas ke Duolingo faru la kurson ankaŭ por aliaj lingvoj. Mi ŝatus helpi krei novan Esperantan kurson por parlantoj de la germana, se Duolingo la helpon bezonus. Ĉar ni ĉiuj, kiuj uzas tiun ĉi retejon, jam Esperantiĝis aŭ baldaŭ Esperantiĝas, tio signifas, ke ni baldaŭ ne plu devus skribi tiajn mesaĝojn kiel tiujn ĉi angle! Mi deziras ke ĉiuj samideanoj fartu bone!
Just finished the tree! I first learned about Esperanto in 2004, but until this course was released I never had the determination to learn more than the bare minimum. I am so excited to finally get that "umph" I needed to continue my studies. A huge THANK YOU to both the people at DuoLingo and the magnificent folks who helped make this course a reality!
I can see what level people have. You have to have at least level 10 before you finish the course, so anyone who doesn't have that doesn't get added. There have been one or two people who claimed to have finished the course but it wasn't on their profile, so I didn't add them to the list.
I will be moving back to the Omaha area, I know there is a group there, though I don't know how active it is. I am uncertain if anyone else in my soon to be abandoned area is interested. Since I will longer be there I think it would be better, if and when a group happens there for it to come from a person interested and committed to that community. There is a registered group that is four hours away, so eight hours round trip. For some that might be close enough, for me my job was slave like and left me exhausted, so that was too far away.
I finished my Esperanto tree in early June (I have a screen shot of my Golden Owl from June 11, 2018. But a couple of weeks ago or so, I got the "upgraded" tree, and now my owl is no longer golden. But it will be again very soon. I will send an update once that's accomplished!