https://www.duolingo.com/LennyPelullo

Using two base languages?

I have a bunch of courses started from English, but I want to do the Catalan course as well. The problem is that the Catalan course is only offered with Spanish as a base. I speak Spanish so I'm fine with that, but I'm not fine with the constant switching of my profile in order to get to the course.

Is there any way to just have all of the languages I'm studying, regardless of the base language, in the same list so that I can easily switch between them? As of now I have to change my base language first, then select Catalan and then do the same process again to get back to my English-base languages.

Considering this site and app are all about being multilingual, it seems a bit strange that we should be expected to work within just one base language when not all courses are offered for all base languages.

March 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

You can follow this slightly faster method.

  • Click the Change language icon (flag symbol towards the left side of the page) to get to https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction
  • Select the course you want from the drop down list
  • Save the changes (green highlighted button)

If you are comfortable in using user scripts, you can find some nifty ones on the Duolingo wiki page which can make language change easier.

March 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JoelHorowi

Thanks! I was about switch to French base and was wondering about this, have a lingot.

March 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dounettebasde

I have the same issue, learning Italian from French & Russian from English. I think it is one of the biggest issues on duolingo.

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/arekolek

Check out my other comment in this thread.

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/arekolek

Is there any way to just have all of the languages I'm studying, regardless of the base language, in the same list so that I can easily switch between them?

I wrote a script that does exactly that: https://github.com/arekolek/DuolingoCourseSwitcher

April 15, 2016
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