Word spelling/conjugation practice?
Something I find myself flunking out on a lot is when a new word is first introduced and I am asked to transcribe the word from audio, or translate the word from English: I know the word but I am spelling it wrong a lot at first. Would you consider adding a spelling oriented practice to duolingo to introduce new words? I realize that with enough time spent I pick up the spelling, but its frustrating having fail out a bunch of times because I can't remember how to spell it.
And conjugations: I realize they are introduced for you but its the same problem as spelling: I can't remember exactly which vowels/letters to change. I find I learn better by having to 'write' the words and conjugates down.
Yes. Conjugation practice -- especially for irregular verbs -- would be helpful.
This isn't the solution that you're looking for, but I've found that it is very helpful to write down the words on a piece of paper. Usually in a sentence without an English translation.
I agree. In the basic phase some nouns are practiced through showing pictures. I find it extremely helpful, though I am not a visual type. If I may suggest, creating picture cards for the cc 500 nouns you have in the tree's vocabulary would be helpful development for basic word memorisation.