Learning from mistakes, reinforcing
duolingo nicely points out typos and wrongly written words. It shows the correct way to write the word in question, but that only gives a very brief and shallow learning moment.
I suggest to offer an option to correct the wrongly spelled word. The user has to enter the correct spelling three times in a row, thereby reinforcing the learning curve.
(does the duolingo team read these postst, or is there a better way to contact them, I haven't found one)
Jacob Beeksma, The Netherlands, learning Polish.
Hafe fun y'all!
I think that's a great idea! I am very frustrated because I'm having a hard time with German spelling, so I often mess up on the dictations and on the translations-- when I know the right word, but I just don't know how to spell it. Sometimes Duolingo accepts the answer but tells me that the word is spelled wrong, sometimes not -- I am thinking the algorithm might accept one or two letters out of place but no more. But definitely more time to practice would be helpful.
That is correct except that the algorythm accepts just one incorrect letter in a word unless that creates an incorrect but valid word. Also, in my experience, Duo repeats the question or a similar question, a few sentences later to give you another chance to get the word correct.
They read these posts. They also have limited time and resources, so all of our ideas are not implemented, even if Duo thinks they may be great. Of course, we could simply jot down the correct spelling on our own.