Shortcuts at any point in the tree
Hi, thank you Duolingo team for creating such an awesome web site. When I started learning German on Duolingo I knew half of the material before the shortcut, therefore I was forced to do everything even the material that I already knew. So I suggest that if you open any skill there could be a button 'take shortcut' and it would basically test out all the material from the beggining to the skill for1 which you use your shortcut. It would make it really convenient to those who already have basic knowledge of specific language. For example : I knoew everything until 'Food section' I know food section as well it would test everything from the basics to the food. Who likes the idea please upvote it. Sorry for the typos :)
I am doing the Spanish tree for English speakers, and I do have the option to test out of any skill set. Every time I complete one skill set and begin another I see a "test out of this" option. Wondering if this was peculiar to the Spanish tree, I just selected German as the language I wanted to learn, and I had the option of starting with the first lesson or taking a placement test. Are you sure that what you are asking for does not already exist?