https://www.duolingo.com/Cris_Grey

Heeelppp!!! Cannot access English for Russians + Speech in duolingo is not working!!!

I cannot switch to English for Russians course and I hear no speech - in neither in mobile apps nor duolingo website - while sound for right and wrong answers works loud and clear. In app settings I have speaking exercises off but sound and listening exercises on; website settings: microphone off; speaker, voice autoplay and sound effects on. It all started when at the end of a strengthening (online) lesson of the English for Russians course - on iPhone - duolingo was unable to connect to internet. It said something like "I cannot sync your offline progress, but don't worry, restart the app and retry". I retried many times and every time it claimed I had no internet connection, which was untrue like I proved repeatedly by loading new web pages in browser. Duolingo also failed to change the language - I study 5 languages each day. Then I tried with iPad app - I was able to change the language to French, Italian, Spanish or German but not to English for Russians. In addition, there is no speech of any kind - no dictation exercise works in neither normal nor slow speed, no pronunciation neither when I touch words or the pronunciation button in front of the sentence to be translated. I tried to use website, but no speech there either. I have not missed a day of learning Russian since I started the course in December and I don't want to loose my excellent streak! also, It is very difficult to do lessons without running out of lives when I lose a life for every dictation exercise... Please, please help me!!!

March 4, 2014

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Hi, we had a temporary failure at the time. Is it working now?

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cris_Grey

Yes, both speech and language switching problems are resolved. Thank you for your prompt help!! However, I have not found a way to change to English for Russians course (I call it Russian course) in Duolingo Website. How could I switch to Russian course in website?

March 4, 2014
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