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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nukeman18

Idea for Duolingo

I was thinking it would be a good idea to have a lesson type called "Find the mistake", where it would list the most common mistake(s) taken from the user base, for questions from lessons.

The general idea is that the learner has to correct the mistake, e.g give them a question such as "Ich heißen Tom", and they have to put in the correct version.

I reckon this could be pretty useful, especially since I make mistakes quite a lot ;)

September 8, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJMCD

That's a brilliant idea. I would implement it as either late in the tree, or its own feature. It might be a bit advanced for those just starting out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nukeman18

Perhaps, but I reckon it should be built around common mistakes made in the Duolingo community - so early on it would ask for things based on their skill level. Although like you said it might be a bit complicated for new learners, so it could be made into a separate function, or even optional.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJMCD

Perhaps. Excellent idea. I applaud you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nukeman18

Thanks for the support :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

But it could also re-enforce those errors in your mind.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

Yeah, I think they can be used in evaluation exercises, but not learning exercises.

Multiple exposures could lead to the brain mistaking them for knowledge.

Not exactly the same, but similar...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implicit_memory#Illusion-of-truth_effect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabii.kw

That's a really good idea :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobboski

The idea is beautiful and I recommend you change the post's topic to Duolingo in English so that more people will see this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddesjr

I really like your idea! Peer reviews are great!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/McNa1997

yes, I think that it's a good idea!!!

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