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Old 2016-07-29, 05:49   #38
LaurV
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Originally Posted by only_human View Post
(levels go up to 25)
But they go exponentially. You can reach level 10, or 11, or 12 in one-two days, then you need more and more time, some immersion, etc. You need 10 times effort to reach level 25 compared with reaching level 11, only comparing the points, and not considering that lessons get more and more complex/complicate and difficult.

Plus, once the language tree is finished (about level 15, you can finish a tree, depending on language, some trees are longer), you need to wait for "old" things to pop up again for "review"-ing. So that is a lot of time. I was level 18 at German, but erased the complete tree (it was not complete, by "complete" I mean as much I was able to do at that point of time) because I was literally "stuck" there, I could not advance a bit, I could not remember anything during reviews, doing mistakes for reviews, therefore more reviews came daily than I could keep up with. To be clear, that is not a guilt of Duo team, those people put in a tremendous effort, and the German course there, it is not "very good", but "very VERY good". Just I am too stupid to learn that language. So, I deleted it all, and started fresh.

I still can't understand how you (personally, not the general 'you') can do 6000 points in one week (actually, in less than 5 days, considering the time difference from my place to yours). [this is said in a tone that includes a lot of admiration!]. Anyhow, congratulations. You put a lot of effort and time into that.

I can only manage maximum 800-1200 points per week, this includes learning "English from Romanian", where I make double score because I do "timed tests" (racing against the clock gives you double amount of points per lesson, but it takes a bit longer than doing a normal lesson, timed lessons are longer). Of course, I am also doing German and Thai on memrise.com (also, very-very good German course there!) which somehow divides the time, already not much available. But I am proud that I learned in the last 4-5 months more "languages" (especially German) than I learned in the last 30 years together, before this period.

So, to contribute positively to the discussion, here are the amount of points for each level on Duolingo (I have them wallpaper on the screen, in Post-it, hehe):

(using code tag to keep the spaces)
Code:
Level  Points  Todo for     Total at
              next Level   next level
 1 -      0 +      60 →       60       
 2 -     60 +      60 →      120       
 3 -    120 +      80 →      200       
 4 -    200 +     100 →      300       
 5 -    300 +     150 →      450       
 6 -    450 +     300 →      750       
 7 -    750 +     375 →    1 125       
 8 -  1 125 +     525 →    1 650       
 9 -  1 650 +     600 →    2 250       
10 -  2 250 +     750 →    3 000       
11 -  3 000 +     900 →    3 900       
12 -  3 900 +   1 000 →    4 900       
13 -  4 900 +   1 100 →    6 000       
14 -  6 000 +   1 500 →    7 500       
15 -  7 500 +   1 500 →    9 000       
16 -  9 000 +   1 500 →   10 500       
17 - 10 500 +   1 500 →   12 000       
18 - 12 000 +   1 500 →   13 500       
19 - 13 500 +   1 500 →   15 000       
20 - 15 000 +   2 000 →   17 000       
21 - 17 000 +   2 000 →   19 000       
22 - 19 000 +   3 500 →   22 500       
23 - 22 500 +   3 500 →   26 000       
24 - 26 000 +   4 000 →   30 000       
25 - 30 000 → …     
[edit: formatted the table with non-ps font and added header, it was a bit confuse]

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