My first tree completed!
I am so happy! I passed my first tree, the spanish tree, two days ago. It took just over two months, but then, I have worked very hard, and I have not done any articles yet. When I first saw the articles I thought it was too difficult and I thought it would be more meaningfull to make them after the tree is finished when I have gone through most of the grammar.
I have studied Spanish in school for more than 20 years ago, so it is not a new language for me. I have even afterwards tried to repeat it on countless occasions but I have not come so far. With Duolingo, it has been quite another thing to study. I was hooked from the first moment. And since I'm going to Spain this summer for the first time in about 25 years, I have added a hurry to get ahead with my spanish reading.
I'm really grateful for Duolingo! It has never before been as funny as this and as long as I have made it this time I have not been since I went to school in my youth. A big thank you to Duolingo! =)
Well done, I'm slowing down because I don't want it to end.... Like reading a good book. What will you do to improve your Spanish now you've completed the tree?
I understand what you feel. I really have enjoyed Duolingo too. But it is not ending just because the tree is finished, then you have to continue keep the tree golden =)
I am not sure what the next step will be. I know the wisest thing would be to just to keep the tree golden during a period until it slows down with the repititions a little bit. It takes me a hole lot of time and energy just do be doing that. But I know it will be hard to keep me from jumping in on other things. For exempel am I yearning to start doing articles in Duolingo, start reading easy-reading books in spanish, checking in other web language programs and so on. It is too easy for me to bring me on too much things and becoming stressed and exhausted over all that I have to do. I take it one day at a time. This morning for example I have already started to look a little bit in a easy-reader book that I have at home. And now I am sitting here and wondering about starting with Memrise, another webprogram similar too Duolingo that I have heard about. It's so very hard too just take it easy. If I could wait just a week or so I think it would be better for my health ;).
After, that you finished do you feel you could speak with a spanish guy/girl?
Hard do say what I would be able to. I want to learn more words first and exercise more with the grammer otherwise I feel that it would be quite limited just now. And I really do need to exercise in hearing spanish spoken. They speak so very fast! My plan is to start listening in maybe news or something and look at some spanish movies when I have learn a little bit more spanish first.