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Start at a different level

Is there a way to start at a more advanced level?

June 23, 2012



From the "Help" link at the bottom of the screen.

I have previous experience with a language. How can I skip the basics?

If you have previous experience with a language and feel that lessons are too easy, there are several ways to advance more quickly. To test out of individual skills (e.g. Basics 1), press the button in the top right corner of any skill page that says “Test out of this skill.” If you can pass this test, you will instantly master the skill.

If you would rather test out of many skills at once, you can click on the padlocks found throughout your skill tree on the Home page. Passing this test will unlock all skills in the tree up to that point.


I have no "Test out of this skill" on my Macbook. I do have it on my iPad. Also, I don't seem to have any padlocks on my Mac pages. I'd like to test out but have no feature to do so. Any ideas?


Thank you so much for that quick answer Gary. I will try out the "Test out of this skill"

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