Suggestion - separated flags
As new languages are being released into the incubator, more and more familiar combinations appear - French from German, English from X.. I think that giving each course a unique flag will brighten things up.
For instance, I'm currently learning German from English, and would like to learn German from Russian or something.. I wouldn't want my levels to be mixed between English and Russian, so I believe it's a good idea to make half-half flags or whatever the designers will decide. It'll help make things more clear and allow you to show your progress more accurately.
I think I saw a few designs of the half-half flags in these forums.
What do you think?
Why would you not want the levels to be mixed? You're learning the same language after all. Personally, I'd just wish to be able to set the interface language independently from the courses and have it easier to switch between courses. Once French—Portuguese (both ways) are out I plan on using them, and I'd like to have everything add up on the same number. I don't want to be level 5 Portuguese from French but 15 from English, but level 17 in Portuguese in total (or whatever it adds up to in the end)
How would people know you're taking both paths, French from English and French from Portuguese? You'll have one flag and one level. You will only see it through the different trees.
Except you're supposed to be here to learn languages, not to brag about how many trees you finished X-)
I'm just saying that it would be nicer. If we're here only to learn languages, why not cancel all of the flags or profiles? :D
great idea. at some point, after you master more than three languages, you can be awarded a star with the colors of some languages you have studied, and this will certify you as a polyglot. You may carry this certificate into your ordinary email and put it in your resume: Duolingo Polyglot, or something like this