https://www.duolingo.com/kalex814

Speaking Exercises

... Or rather, the lack thereof? I feel like this is a dumb question, but I just want to confirm if the Russian program has oral exercises yet. I haven't had any so far, and I remember there being plenty in the Italian program. Is this because Russian's still in Beta mode or do I just have my settings incorrect? Thanks!

November 6, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/dalbert77

I have not seen them either.speaking of correct settings,is there a setting to switch between cillyric and phonetic? because all I can see is the phonetic... And I feel like I'm the only one with this problem.

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kalex814

Yes, you can get the Duolingo exercises in the Cillyric alphabet by clicking the circle next to the "tips & notes" reminder. Since you have the phonetic setting, you'll see "Aa" in the circle; "Яя" will appear when you've set it to display the Cillyric alphabet.

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dalbert77

Wow, it was right there this whole time! Thank you!

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kalex814

No problem! :)

November 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rekty

The Dutch course doesn't have speaking exercices and it passed the beta already. Only "important" languages like Italian, French, Spanish, etc. have those exercices (and other features).

I doubt Russian will have them soon, and I'm sure they don't have them right now.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kalex814

That's terrible!! D: If the Russian program stays like this, and if I ever complete it, I feel like I'm gonna end up being able to only read the language and not speak it

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rekty

That's one of the disadvantages of studying with Duolingo only. You need to immerse yourself by going to Russia or talking to Russian people or going to a place where you can practice.

The way Duolingo works is that it explains you grammar points and gives you vocabulary on a fun way. But you are not really practicing, you are just discovering the language. The next step is to use that language you are discovering: Remember it and try it in the real world.

November 7, 2015
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