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Not the same learning structure of lessons

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I have started learning German language, but I have noticed that a friend of mine has different number of lessons - in fact, i have only elementary lessons,without translations and bonus lessons, and he has all of it.. How can I turn on the rest on my account? Or can someone tell me what can be the problem? Thank You....

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
LuisPlus
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You have the newer version of Duolingo :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philonous

That's great... but it means that I am in a different learning environment to all of my friends. I don't know if I am learning at the same rate as them, if I have access to the same points they do, or what. Is getting a 'perfect' score the same as mastering it? Does it offer the same points?

More importantly, where can I read about the version I am using? It's a bit odd to secretly roll out a different version of the site to some users, when this site is so focused on group-learning. It should really be an opt-in. But that's not a big deal. What's annoying is not being given any information about why my lesson structure looks totally different to that of my friends, or how to get as much out of it.

My version offers me no guidance on how to achieve a 'perfect' score. It turns out you need to have the speaker setting on, but this wasn't stated anywhere - I found out by myself. My friends got clear instructions on how to master a skill - I now have to go back and re-do all of my modules with the speakers on so that I can get full marks. At least I think that's what's going on.

This is a great site, but dumping people into what is effectively a beta without telling them, and not providing information resources or accurate/adequate instruction, is really kind of a poor show. Sorry if this comes off as a bit angry - it's not intended to be. It's just a bit frustrating to have to do all this work myself, and to find myself randomly assigned to a version of the site that is not ready for launch.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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I understand your feeling. But we consider Duolingo "not done", and we will consider it "not done" for several years. We are trying to find the absolute best way to teach you a language (something that has been tried for thousands of years without success), and in order to do this we literally run hundreds of tests on all our users, and then we pick the ones that work better. You'd be happy to know that the condition you are in actually works better than the other one :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philonous

I'm not saying that the new system is worse than the old one. You guys know your stuff, so I have no doubt that it's probably better. It's just confusing for new members, and gets in the way of group learning. I just think that next time you make major updates (which you surely will), you should provide more information, instead of waiting for people to come and ask.

Again, this is only intended as constructive criticism, not moaning - this site is a great resource!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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https://www.duolingo.com/missrbit

My boyfriend and I are having the same problem. We have two different versions - can we get some more info please?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bambi86
bambi86
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guys,we figured it out! It depends of the beginning..when you supose to write My name is Duo...if you write it good,you will get one version,and if you don't you get another one!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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That's funny. It doesn't :) It's truly random.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nate.219

Hey would it be possible to be able to choose which version you get? I signed up for the subscription and then invited my sister to try and learn it at the same time however she didn't have the same lessons, so she bought the premium version thinking that would change it (obviously it didnt :P ). We dont mind the subscription, but we would love to be doing the same lessons so we can quiz each other on the things we have learnt. As it is we cant do anything together because we're learning completely different things :(

Any info would be great :)

EDIT: If we were to both reset our language progress at the same time (seems a bit dramatic but we're both super keen to be doing the same courses), would we end up in the same version? Or would we have to keep resetting in the hopes that we'd get the same one? Will it give you a different lesson structure if I reset?

2 months ago