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https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Immersion Mode Question

Hey Duolingo fam, I have seen many people talk about Immersion mode. How do I access it? I don't see any links or buttons for it so I'm wondering is it available only to specific countries, or is it that I have to be of a certain level to access it?

Thanks in advance

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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I gather there is another A/B test underway where some people have no access to immersion on any course. It's possible you may be one of them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Hmm.. What's the A/B test though?

2 years ago

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It's a method of statistical analysis which works by splitting people into two groups. Group A will receive one set of learning tools (the usual site) and group B will receive the same set of tools except that one element (the test element) will be different. At the end of the test (test lengths vary) the group with the best outcomes (based on whatever outcome they were testing) will be deemed to have demonstrated that the system they were using was the better of the two and this system will then be rolled out to everyone.

I hope that makes things a little clearer but you will frequently come across the concept as Duolingo are very fond of these tests. One final point, they never tell anyone about the tests, other users (the computer literate ones) have ways of finding out when one is in progress and then let the rest of us know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

googled it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Ok

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer
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This is the link to the Immersion section: https://www.duolingo.com/translations

See if you can access it that way. Maybe once you visit it once, the button will appear in your navigation bar. Also, if you switch from a course that doesn't have immersion to one that does, you will need to reload the page for the immersion tab to reappear.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiehehe

are you using a tablet or ipad?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Found out that it's likely not available to me because of A/B testing :( will make another account to see if it works there.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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What you do is open Immersion and pick a document to work on. When you get in try to find writing that is still in blue so you can translate it. Click on the sentence and type in the translation, and if you don't know a word than you can hover over it and there will be the translated word.

When you are finished proofread your translation to make sure it makes sense (like putting words in the correct order) then click "Submit Translation".

You will earn 2-6 XP for every sentence you translate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

The thing is there is no button for Immersion mode on my screen

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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It is not available on all courses. Only Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portugese have Immersion. If you are on one of these languages and there is still no Immersion then you may want to report it as a bug.

Also, the app does not have Immersion.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amelia2306

Hi, I don't think it is available on all courses :(. I have it for German, and I would presume Spanish has it (being one of the most popular courses). I access it (on a computer, not the app) from the toolbar at the top of the page, to the right of discussion. If you don't have it then it must not be on your course :(

I don't use it that often. You can google nice things to read in other languages, poetry is always nice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Spanish does have it but I'm still not seeing the option for it. Well.. gotta do without

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Not all courses have the immersion mode, one example is the Swedish course for English speakers but if you are learning Spanish for English speakers you can use immersion mode. There is a button with the name immersion beside the discussion button.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

I know there's supposed to be a button there but it just isn't there for me. :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Try to reload the page or logoff and login again. Perhaps you've done it, but worth trying.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Haha, I've never seen it before. Maybe it's limited to certain countries

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaoRMarcos

Haha I don't think so. I hope you get it. Good luck

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi Anthoni876, you might not have the feature for a few different reasons. Only the original courses have it. If that is Spanish and French from English it's a different reason. If you are part of a classroom using the Duolingo School's feature, your instructor may have turned off the Immersion feature. If that is not the case, you are part of an A/B test where the feature has been turned off.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Thanks for that explanation. I must be a part of the A/B test then.. bummer

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Miserable gits, locking you out! Can you see it if you follow the link? If so, bookmark the link. https://www.duolingo.com/translations Follow some people who do translations in the language you want so you'll see their docs in your stream and can follow the shortcut, and do some translations in all the docs that interest you - one word headings is fine to get them into your stream, so you can find the way back.

Or you could make yourself an extra account for doing immersion (though you might have to create more than one to get one that works)? If that works, you can then switch your preferred username and password to that account and stick with that one.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Aren't they just! but then they don't support immersion any longer and you have to ask yourself whether or not this is a precursor to removing it anyway? Still, that's probably just the cynic in me coming to the fore .... Duolingo is just trying to jungle our minds. :-))

On a more serious note if you make yourself a favourites folder Anthoni876 you can bookmark anything you have found interesting after following Luscinda's advice and keep everything in one place for later reference. Good luck:-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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I'm sure you're right that it is going to be disappeared, but if Anthoni wants it, there are ways and means for now. Once you have a fully functioning account, Anthoni, you can test out of the bits of the tree you've already done, and move your name across by deleting a character from your displayed name on this account and immediately logging in with the new one to change the name on it to the name you have just vacated, via your profile settings.

It's like the playground, this arbitrary business of 'some of you can be in our gang / have the fully functioning site and some can't'. Stick two fingers up at it and have fun.

2 years ago

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Oh, I agree absolutely but isn't it ridiculous that Anthoni or anyone else in his position has to jump through all these hoops just to gain access to what was the main platform of Duo when it began.

In fact, speaking personally, I would probably not carry on here if immersion were to be pulled, it's the most useful part for anyone wishing to progress beyond about A2/B1 level and gives access to more colloquial usages via native speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Okay, so I went on another account I made years ago (tried creating new but email was in use) and immersion mode was available.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

Couldn't reply to the last comment but if that method doesn't work out, I may just try and make another account to see if it works on it.. Immersion seems to be the best part of duo and I wouldn't want to miss out.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anthoni876

That link does not work sadly :( but, I do recall being able to click on someone else's documents

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Db243
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@Luscinda

I get:

Error 404

Sorry, the page you were looking for doesn’t exist. Try going to Duolingo.com, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks for trying!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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You're doing Dutch/English so you won't be able to see it regardless - it defaults to the language you are logged into, so without adding one of the languages that has an immersion section, we can't tell whether you are stuck in Anthoni's situation or not. If I switch to the Dutch tree, my Immersion tab disappears too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Db243
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I've finished the tree two or three times, and have also gone to I know Dutch and want to learn English. I don't think immersion will be available for Dutch by the time I must take the Inburgering exams. Thanks for the informative reply!

2 years ago