Finished German Tree after 101 days ! Thank you Duolingo - I will donate you from the first salary!
So I finished my german tree and want to ask you Guys If there is something that can push me to another level ? Also thank to Duolingo I have a new job in Germany since June.
Glad to be part of this community. Patrik
I haven't finished the tree yet, but if I may intervene in answering before the OP.. listening to German radio and watching German TV helps greatly. It really doesn't matter how much you can comprehend. Training your ears to the language is the golden rule (at least it is for me and it works perfectly, gradually). Children stories and news websites are excellent sources too. I occasionally visit http://www.zeit.de/index as suggested by one of the discussion threads on Duolingo and read. Hope this helps :)
PatrikGodor1, pardon my manners for not congratulating you on getting a job in Germany. That's really exciting! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
In reference to the inquiry in your post with regards to advancing further; if you haven't already done so, you may check the German Exam Past Papers to test your progress. It may or may not be too easy. The links are in the following discussion thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8628639
Training your ears to the language is the golden rule. ˇˇ AsphodelZarafa ˇˇ
This is the exact thing that help me most. I am a big comics fan so I watched one part of Arrow every day. Watch what you like and your ears will be prepared :)
If i may this is the youtube channel where one guy have some good german stuff : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJSubDHjHUMw6xrcxf66eg
Well I was able to say who I am, what are my skill and things like that. First there were some problems with understanding. Also because I work in Bavaria and people here have very strong accent but that was 30 days before I finished the tree. I think that there is always a way for someone who really wants. Of course I don't know every word and I am not 100% fluent. But that requires time and lot of practice :)
Well done and congratulations! Try watching Fokus Deutsch (Youtube?) check this page http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/German please add more if you find it. I like this one: Ein rätselhafter Auftrag ("A Mysterious Mission") either in browser or as an app and I also like Vorleser. Both fairly simple, fit for my level of knwoledge.
Hey man congratulations on the new job, I have a question for you. I know my flame is reset but I've actually been on and off the German tree for months now but I can't see to get past the first 10 skills, I always feel like I need to back and revise them again and again and again, should I break the cycle and just move on or should I keep revising until I'm 150% certain that I've memorized the words?
To darklord0211: I also had the same with my Spanish at around level 10. Short answer: find other resources.
Try and find the skills or words that you find difficult, use the "Words" list, click a word to find the skill it belongs to (right side gives details). Repeat those skills. E.g. google "German Object Pronouns Practice" or "German verb conjugations practice". I also wrote down conjugation tables and repeated them numerous times until I knew them better.
I also started reading, watching and listening to other simple material fit for my level of learning. Check this for resources: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/German
If I may interfere once again (sorry PatrikGodor1!)... I've been in your situation. I fixed this problem by making a habit of using pen and paper to write sentences that appear in exercises, as I go through revising old lessons. As for new lessons, I prefer to accustom myself to typing first. My approach is to avoid hand-writing in new lessons since there is a fair bit of trial and error mixed with surprising elements in the beginning of each new lesson, and that's very normal of course. Hope this helps.
EDIT: To answer your question, I suggest you move on. Things will automatically become more familiar as you advance.