https://www.duolingo.com/wismec

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Yesterday I read allot of the comments about the Immersion section being permanently removed from Duolingo. First of all, I must say that I learned ALLOT more in the immersion section than I recently have in the normal fill in the modules sections. While the modules provided me with the basics, its the immersion section where I could put that knowledge into some kind of practice. So I find this change very disheartening and it will affect my future use of the program.

Another thing that has disappointed me is today I went out to add to the discussion and apparently it has been taken down. When I looked at it yesterday there were over 900 comments. It makes me feel that the people at Duolingo do not want to hear any of the negative things that are being said.

I think those of us who have reached level 25 a long time ago and who want more are all disappointed. I really looked forward to that section everyday. Frankly, doing the same modules over and over again may be good for some but after awhile, they become boring and I just memorize the answers.

I have worked on my Spanish on the program for 933 days in row and now, I feel like it may be time to stop.

On the plus side, it is a free program and I appreciate it for what I have learned and I hope others who are just starting out with a new language will give it a try.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rojeff
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If you killed Immersion, what's the point of continuing to display Translation Tier status on the Profile?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Here is the link to the original announcement https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20364950 it is still there, just hidden.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saramblanco
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Hey, check out this link, the discusion is in Spanish; https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20429983

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineHawkins

Thank you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saramblanco
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You are welcome

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineHawkins

For the past week or so, I hadn't even tried to do immersion because of my husband's brain surgery. It was my favorite activity, too. Is it really gone? How disheartening.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Soybeba
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Yes, Immersion is ended and people is going away. Don't you see that Activity is so lonely and sad? I hope that your husband improves soon. Good luck.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariajo2345
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You can sing here a petition to Staff of Duolingo https://www.change.org/p/luis-von-ahn-don-t-turn-duolingo-into-a-game?recruiter=17389770& There are more than 300 signatures.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AasinPena

Ridiculous they got rid of it. For higher leveled learners it was great. Now they will go elsewhere for practice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen
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If you really feel bored, then the best thing you could do is to begin speaking Spanish with spaniards, or go to higher levels

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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You can't do that here though !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen
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You can if you begin studying with other, more advanced programms

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

The minute number, percentage wise, of people that used immersion here have been making noise that is greatly out of proportion to their value to Duo. What does Duo gain from Immersion? Immersion is gone, and some folks need to work through their grief and move on.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Flunzelix
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I understood that originally Immersion was meant to turn up money for Duolingo by collaboratively translating texts that people wanted translated. Well, I guessed early in my Immersion-days that this wouldn't turn out so well (petty arguments instead of collaboration and a subjectively increasing amount of bots just reaping points by spell-correcting).

Nevertheless I felt that Immersion was a good supplement to the stock phrases taught and trained by Duolingo. I had to look up words, phrases and tenses of them that I never would have encountered otherwise: I learned the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wismec
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Dear rspreng, Your sensitivity to this issue is overwhelming. The fact that people are disappointed does not mean that they are not "moving on". Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I think it is worthwhile for the people at Duolingo to understand and perhaps replace it with something else that is more robust than just doing the modules which after a while become less effective. When I first saw over 900 comments, I think there were allot of people who were using the tool. So, thank you for your opinion.

2 years ago

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