Switching between courses
I am a German native Speaker. I started learning Spanish via English (I also started German via English for fun). Now I'd also like to improve my English skills via German. I noticed that I can not easily Switch between my courses. When I am in the "Spanish via English"-Course I can switch to "German via English" in the upper bar, but when I want to switch to "English via German" I have to go to my Settings-->Learning Language.. In my opinion, you should be able to Switch to all courses you have started.
I have made the same: I am a Portuguese native speaker and I've started French via English, but I'd like to try the English via Portuguese in order to improve my English. However, I was afraid of losing my French progress when changing my native language in the settings. Don't you lose your progress in the English->Spanish course when you start a German->English course? So I'm going to try it too =)
I've got the same problem, and it seems the languages that appear on my profile appear by starting language. I'm learning Dutch and German via English, and Portuguese via Spanish. Dutch and German appear in the languages I'm learning only if I'm in English, and Portuguese appears only when I'm in Spanish. D::
It's a shame that a platform that's supposed to make you a polyglot can't handle polyglots!
I really agree with this. Changing your interface language should be separate from changing your learning language. You should be able to have only one interface language at a time, but multiple learning languages (one for each course). I imagine that many people on Duolingo know more than one language fluently, and to assume that we'll only ever want to learn new languages through one language is unnecessarily limiting.
Same problem here, I'm a native speaker of Spanish and I use Duolingo to learn French and other languages via English, I happen to know English because I'm an English teacher, and since it's not my native tongue I think I should be able to add it to my profile as a language I've learnt.
Please Duolingo team, fix this! It's been years!
Maybe there is a URL we can type to switch between courses, no?
I tried extracting the URL from a course switching page, but to no use.
Create a new bookmark
Give it the name "Spanish from English".
Enter into the location: https://www.duolingo.com/es/en
Now repeat the steps, only make the name "English from Spanish" and the URL https://www.duolingo.com/en/es
When you use the bookmarks to switch, you have to press the button "Switch to course" that you see on the page to enter.
Yeah, that's what I've been doing. The links can be found at the "Add a New course" gallery, just click the course you want, bookmark it and press "Switch to course". Kinda counter-intuitive, but it's the faster method I could come up with. (I'm on Windows 7, by the way, to answer your question above).
Let's say you are learning Spanish from English.
Make a new bookmark
Give it a useful name like "ES <- EN" or "Spanish from English"
Copy the script you see here into the "Location" area.
Now let's say you want English from Spanish
Repeat steps 1-3, only call it "EN <- ES" or "English from Spanish".
Now in the script, change
learning_language=en, and change
Create as many bookmarks as you need for your desired courses, altering
from_language as necessary.
I would save all these bookmarks in a folder called "Duo Courses" or something like that. (These bookmarks work if you have your browser open to the Duolingo website. )
Hope this helps! :-)
Hard to believe, but after two years the problem is still here.
It seems to be really hard to implement it, though this feature is definitely required by many users.
Actually we are not asking for some new functionality - it does already exist and you can switch to other course now, but it must be simplified to single click action.
I know it's stupid but somehow it works for my case. Glad it could help you guys. I'm learning Spanish and Korean in English and English in Spanish. The way i switch between these languages is: I sign in my account in chrome. And via a browers, it's easier for you to switch. Then i use the app and do something to refresh it like go to the setting or something. If not, finish one lesson on the browser. Just try :-))