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Benefits of Level 25

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Hey guys I finished my Spanish tree about a good 3 months ago at level 13. I'm at level 15 now... However, I'm at the crossroads right now of making a decision as to continue on to level 25 or stop here and pursue other advance Spanish online courses instead. What do you guys at level 25 think? Haha. Would reaching level 25 on Duolingo significantly improve your Spanish?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

I would suggest doing both, DuoLingo to maintain the level of Spanish you know now and the online courses to go from there to the next level beyond what DuoLingo can do.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ericsamuel94
ericsamuel94
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good advice! thanks! all the best with reaching level 25 too! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I've been studying Spanish for several years off and on now. I can say from experience that it is worthwhile to keep your tree gold. You will breeze through many of the exercises, but you will also be reminded that yeah, you probably should brush up on the imperative, or subjunctive, or vocabulary related to politics.

But don't focus primarily on Duo for improving your Spanish, because you can't grow a whole lot with it. It will keep your foundation strong, but you need other resources now. I suggest:

  • Reading books, especially on a Kindle with a Spanish->English dictionary installed. (Kindle Touch or Kindle Paperwhite; the Kindle Fire doesn't support bilingual dictionary touch-to-look-up)
  • Reading the news from Spanish websites; make these your primary source of news acquisition if you can. Watch the video clips, too. The announcers speak clearly and the clips are short.
  • Start collecting Spanish music, learn the words, and sing along. See if your local library subscribes to Freegal; it lets you download 3 songs per week for free.
  • Talk to natives. http://www.verbling.com/community is a great place to practice your speaking
  • Watch movies with the Spanish soundtrack enabled. Watch movies and TV shows on hulu.com/latino. Watch Spanish videos on YouTube.
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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Hello there!, based of my experience I think that you should search different ways of learn Spanish because The only way of reach level 25 is with immersion section, maybe you will waste a lot of time translating and with the "translation bot" is a dumb activity, I mean that you should find different websites and keep learning, I used to translate many texts but I started to see TV series in English or speak with my friends and I figured out that definitely those activities are better than translate and translate.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThEAnOrAK

The benefits of reaching level 25 are that you receive more lingots and more knowledge from earning the XP from redoing lessons, though since you have already completed your Spanish tree I would recommend translating articles in Immersion which has helped me tremendously in increasing my knowledge of the language, and you earn XP from, and you might want to try the Portuguese tree which is similar to the Spanish tree, I hope your continued learning and and a late congrats for completing your spanish tree :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ericsamuel94
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thanks for the advice! indeed immersion seems great, would love to check it out! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaMako

Some Duolingo users suggest doing the reversed tree, like you've finished the English-Spanish one, now you could do the Spanish-English one. I will definitely do it once i finish my Spanish tree in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ericsamuel94
ericsamuel94
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thanks tatiana! Indeed, the Spanish-English tree is certainly another option to consider. All the best with your tree too! Indeed! Its a rewarding experience once you finish! Cheers to spanish fluency! Lol.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheryl1
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Congratulations!!! I also highly recommend doing the reverse tree. You may find, as I did, that I didn't understand Spanish sentence construction as well as I thought. Guaranteed that you'll be well versed in Spanish DOs / IOs after just a few lessons! Can't hurt to give it try:)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8
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I finished my tree at level 14 or so and I feel like I improved greatly in the last few levels. Vocabulary and grammar that I barely got right are now natural. Work on a few lessons every day and try adding vocabulary using Memrise. They have a few 5000 Spanish word courses. Add a listening portion, like News in Slow Spanish and you'll improve even more.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/webnauta
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Hello

I think the level 25 itself doesn't have any consequence in your learning, because it's only a number. However, the practice repeating the lessons and the phrases contained in each one is tbe best way to memorize them and improving your new language. At least that method has allowed me increasing my vocabulary but this is not enough for speaking with a minimum fluency with native people.

One of the most tools that i've found here on Duolingo is the timed practice, because the time to response every question is very short and you must answer the exercises faster than the usual lessons.

You can develop the reverse tree and even complete a third tree in order to learn another language, from your second language... in my case, I'm studying portuguese (my third language) from English (my second language), and i could learn some new words and english phrases too.

I use other sources too, like one whatsapp group for practicing english, some videos on youtube and free websites... there are many methods on internet for utilizing your new language.

I almost forgot it! During my membership here on Duo, I only reached the first level as a translater on immersion, because i don't like immersion for practicing; my both 25 levels have been achieved repeating the lessons over and over again during several months.

Source: My personal experience for one year with Duolingo and level 25 in both trees.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lisajanea

Highly recommend spanish hour (only $99c for the first month then $4 /month after that) I found it was a lot harder then duo but still had a sort of game fill, only made it halfway through the course now Also watching and listening to lots of spanish, that is one of the most valuable skills, being able to understand what the other person is responding to you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfpackmike
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I finished the Spanish-from English Tree and then switched to the English from Spanish Tree (reverse Tree) and finished it. I definitely found it useful and it had different vocabulary then just the Spanish Tree. I haven't reached level 25 on either, but have had the same question. Currently I do 30xp on both each day and it helps keep me fresh and keeps the streak alive. My goal is to be 25 on each, but that will be awhile. For me, I've had to squelch the desire to get there fast and just know that I'm increasing my Spanish each day. I also listen to Spanish sitcoms, YouTube, Verbling, and reading news and books in Spanish. It all helps. Best of luck with the trees!

3 years ago

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