Learn two languages from two different languages

Hello, I'm new here and decided to start learning french, I'm using the french from english course (even though my main language is spanish) and I have no problems with it, I'm pretty fluent with english but I decided to also get the course of english to see if any of the advanced stuff is new for me (since I mainly learned by talking to people on video games).

Anyway, it seems like to be able to get the english course I need to switch to "I know spanish" in the options, and that seems to clear my progress in french (well, it shows the french from spanish course instead of the english one), to get back to french I need to change again to "I know english" option and then the english course disappears until I change the language option again.

Is there a way to keep both courses without having to do this? I also seems like they disappear from my profile in the meantime (if I switch to english then only the French lvl 4 shows, if I switch to spanish then I have the english and French lvl 1)

October 31, 2016


Actually, I have the same problem. The thing is that you can't see your total progress. And your friends also. Everybody can see progress only for currently selected language. I prefer to use mobile application, and scripts can't solve my problem. I write this to show that it is not one-person-problem, and if some changes in interface are planned, this issue deserves consideration

November 1, 2016

It might be worth using the Language Course Switcher (Improved) script, from the Duolingo Userscripts page on the wiki.

...and since you're asking for help using the site, could you move this post to the Troubleshooting forum? It will help keep this forum easy to navigate for those who aren't part of the troubleshooting group.

Don't delete it and create a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Duolingo to Troubleshooting. Here's a guide on how to move a post:

Thanks :)

October 31, 2016

Well, it doesn't seem like I was able to get the scripts working properly, so I'll be doing it the long way for now, thanks for the help anyway!

I also moved the topic to troubleshooting :)

October 31, 2016

Which browser are you using?

October 31, 2016

Seamonkey, there is no greasemonkey for the latest version either so I used Scriptish (which claims can do everything greasemonkey can), so I guess that's part of the problem.

October 31, 2016

Only the older version of the course switcher worked for me for some reason. I am using Chrome

November 2, 2016

they are still there, you only see the ones from the language currently set as base. if you swap back you will see the first lot.

October 31, 2016

Is that the intended behavior though? The fact that the progress "disappears" for french kinda throws me off, so I guess there is no way to keep both displaying without having to switch language then

October 31, 2016

Yes, it is the intended behavior. However, you can use the course switcher to switch back and forth more quickly.

October 31, 2016
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