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Suggestion: Easier change between languages

NickM98
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Hello! I was thinking, now that we are starting to have several courses in the incubator, and more are coming, the droplist to change language, that many of us use (for example, I use it to change between English-French and Spanish-English), will become much bigger, and thus it will become harder to find the language we're searching. I think it would be cool if there were a more simple way to change between them. Thanks :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll get them back to the rest of the team.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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I would like this as well. I'm hoping the programmers will find a way for us to

A) see everything we're working on

B) continue to make it easy to find the Discussion board we want, and

C) that helps us not confuse which language we are to translate languages into.

Those are the only obstacles I'm currently aware of if we were to see all language trees at once. There might be others though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhynn
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Yes, in the testing environment in the Incubator I clicked the dropdown list not expecting what I got: a huge list of languages that doesn't even fit on my screen (without a way to scroll down, too). Of course that's just a test environment, but if that's a small peek at the future, then we definitely need a better/simpler way to switch!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingPenguin
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I think that it would be good if you had a "Learn a Language" page where you could pick a language to learn, searchable, sortable in alphabetical order by language learned or language starting from, or sortable by popularity of course (probably this by default), with a checkbox to hide/show courses that are from a language that isn't your native one. From that page you could "sign up" for a course, and then once you have done so it is accessible from the drop-down menu. This would also solve the current problem that it's a huge pain to switch between English->Language B and Language B->English as many people do.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

It's pretty easy as is IMHO. If you can learn a new language, you can select a course from a small droplist.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
NickM98
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What I mean is that when new languages are added, the droplist will become bigger

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jharreman
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If you get the option to select some favorites, with the option to add more, I think you've tackled it. Like to see something like this on the iOS app too.

4 years ago