Please make switching between courses easier!
Now that we have Spanish -> French, I have to switch my "native" language every time I want to alternate between courses. While perhaps this simplifies things in the short-term, it gets pretty annoying pretty fast.
I would be so happy if you could add all the courses I am "enrolled" in to the dropdown, and not limit them to languages from the language the interface is currently in.
Wow! That is excellent news! In fact, such news deserves a lingot! Thank you so very much, Luis, for all that you and the rest of the Duolingo team do to make this program so successful! The fact that you all listen so closely to your users and do everything in your power to make Duolingo a wonderful experience for everyone is truly amazing! I am inspired by your dedication, sir, and I commend you for it.
Like three years later, but it's finally here :)
Thank you, Luis! Have a lingot.
Yes, now that there are more and more courses getting released and people start to "cross learn", the system of one base language is outdated. You should see every course simultanously and gain points independently, maybe with a double flag instead just the target language flag to show the different progresses on each tree.
I don't think it is necessary to uncouple the two. To make switches between interface languages easy would be enough. In the upper menu, between "duolingo" and "home", you have a flag - a complete list of languages learnt should be there, and choosing a combination with different starting language would simply change interface language.
Uncoupling would be handy to, but I would prefer to have all interface, discussions etc. in Polish while learning it through "English for Polish speakers". Having option to set interface language or switch between them would be ideal.
I have been thinking about starting the same thing and I was wondering if it was possible. So this means I can, but at least at this point, I have to manually switch my native language, as this woman does? But how does that work with your points and everything? It tallies both together or separate?
If you're learning the same language then the points are combined. For example, I'm taking the English to French and Spanish to French courses. Whenever I gain a point in either one it goes to my single "French" level. As such, when I first started my Spanish to French course, I was already at level 6 before doing any lessons.
Ah, interesting. I was thinking of doing French (L2) to Spanish (L3) instead of English (L1) to Spanish, but if it's a matter of time before they fix the interface to be able to switch more easily, then perhaps I can start with normal English to Spanish and then switch to French to Spanish later. Then I would continue my points from the initial English to Spanish, but learn dually by going through L2 to L3 instead of through L1. A little complicated, but worth it! Thanks for the info!
I already have a switch between courses; It's called my head! lol. Whilst I have been learning Italian from English, now as I try to learn Spanish, my head is already doing the course in simple-ish Italian and the English, whilst not being redundant, seems to get in the way.
So, one day, if I can learn Spanish, from Italian, that would be truly amazing. I know the incubator has only just had completed it's first 'non-English' course, but is amazing to think perhaps one day we'll be able to learn Japanese in Arabic etc.
Any ETA for an easier course switcher ? Also display all languages on the profil, no matter from what you are learning it, would be so neat ! It's showing on any post in any thread but not in the profil as far as I know. BTW the script doesn't work in my chrome with tapermonkey…I refreshed numerous times…nothing.
It depends on what't your base language. Some base languages have both as target languages, but many just have English. If you are fairly good in English, you might just choose the "English to French" course to learn both at the same time. You can set your language(s) in your profile settings.