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Change mother tongue validation

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I don't know if this has been brought before, but I'd like to have validated lessons in the same target language if you change the mother language.

For example, my mother tongue is Spanish, and I wanted to learn French, but since there was no Spanish->French lessons, I began taking English->French lessons. Now I see in my settings that I can change to Spanish->French lessons, but I have to start from the very beginning, when I have a level 10 in French.

I think we should have that target language lessons validated if I change my source language.

4 years ago

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Can't you just take the placement test?

4 years ago

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Yes I can, and I could use the checkpoints to get more or less where I was, but not in the same point where I left. Reviewing lessons won't harm, but I don't think it should be necessary.

Anyway, thanks for the pointer, I'll do that :-)

4 years ago

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I don't agree because many of us do multiple reverse trees based on multiple languages to consolidate what we've learned. E.g. I've finished the Spanish -> English tree a while ago and now I'm doing the German -> English tree. And I like doing it from scratch.

However, you have probably noticed that you keep you language level, which means you're not level 1 when you start your new tree.

4 years ago

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Yes, I mean, as pont said, I did not remember that I was able to do a placement test at the beginning :-) It was not about the level, just for the lessons I cannot reach in the new tree and were open in the other one, but as you say, reviewing lessons help consolidate the language, so no problem anyway.

4 years ago