Almost Done with Swedish Level 1 on Duolingo
In the next day or so, I will have finished the Swedish tree up to level one in Duolingo. And I'm still on track to level up all skills to level 5 by the end of the year.
This is exciting for me.
I've completed Duolingo courses up to level one before. I did it in French and Esperanto, though it doesn't currently show because after I finished those two courses Duolingo added more content. And I have all skills leveled up to level 2 in German.
How much is left?
The Swedish tree has 66 skills, or a total of 330 possible crowns. (Each time you level up a skill, you get 1 crown. And in most Duolingo courses, each skill has 5 levels, or 5 crowns available.)
I currently am at 263 crowns out of the possible 330. Including today, I have 22 days left in the year. That means I need to get slightly more than 3 crowns per day.
Here's where I am with my unfinished skills:
|Skill Name||Current Level||Lessons per Level|
|Verbs Infinitive 2||2||9|
|Abstract Objects 2||2||8|
Can I keep up this pace?
I'm spending about an hour a day on Swedish right now, and even more on the weekends. What has surprised me most the past 2 weeks is that I haven't slowed down.
I just finished reading Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg for the 3rd time. It's one of my favorite self-improvement books, and I really like the chapter about goals.
I really think I am doing so well with this push to finish the Swedish course by New Year is going so well so far because:
- It's a stretch goal. It's not easy, and it is pushing me to be a better version of me
- It's do-able. An hour per day for a month isn't too hard. An hour a day for a year might be, but a month is a small enough chunk of time to commit to.
- I'm having fun. So far Swedish is one of my favorite languages.
Okay. Enough rambling on. I have some Swedish lessons to do.