Suggestion: better language switching.
Firstly, I am very grateful for the quality of both Duolingo and the courses, The love that is put into them really shines trough!, but, A thing that mindboggles me every time is how annoying it is to switch between courses that are based on different languages. I am a native speaker of Spanish and also I am pretty skilled in English(CEF C1), and i love language learning!
Switching between, for example Norwegian(from english) and Italian(from spanish) requires me going into a menu and changing the language I want to learn to one that has the base I'm looking for, which is very annoying. A somewhat easy fix(from my perspective) would be, when you are adding the course you agree that the interface is going to be switched to (base language), kind of how you do in mobile. And in the course selector at the top have ALL Courses you have added with litte flags for the base language, just as in the forum icons.
That would be my only complaint about the service. thank you very much.
If this post is inappropiate or something please don't be too harsh on me, i'm new to DL >
There's a script you can reach through the wiki that makes this possible very easily - I'd link it for you but the wiki tends to make my computer turn into a tortoise (super slow!). Depending on what internet browser you use it might do exactly what you need.
edit: aha, found it at its original source - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3088922
Here is the link of the improved version: https://github.com/arekolek/DuolingoCourseSwitcher
I know that this has been brought up many times, but the one bit I'd like to add here is that the userscript does not work on phone apps. I'm sure there are a lot of us that use duolingo primarily or even exclusively on mobile devices, and a (native) fix to this problem to make it easier to switch would be greatly appreciated. On the other hand, it's only an extra several finger clicks, so it's not so bad the way it is. Just a little annoying, and a little less fun because you can't see all of your languages in one list :).