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Feature Request > Choose Question Type

As a power user, I know where my strengths lay and where I need more practice. I find certain question types a lot easier to answer than others. I want the ability to challenge myself by selecting which question types I am offered before the beginning of a quiz.

Perhaps there can be an option in the settings where you can opt in or opt out of certain question types. Personally, I find the 'translate this sentence' questions as being the most difficult and therefore the most beneficial. I think it would be great if I could decide only to be offered these types of questions.

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Sounds great as an ADDITIONAL type of practice. I would also like to challenge myself, so I like your idea. But I imagine there is also a significant amount of people that need the varied question types (with a good mix of easy AND difficult) to keep the best motivation from practice.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Equality7-2521
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It would be good as an addition. Perhaps a nice feature would be targeted practice. If you notice a weak point you can practice that particular skill. Personally, I would like to do more speaking as well as listening, then translating.

Perhaps a feature where you speak the translation rather than repeat what was said.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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I'd like that very much, but I'm sceptical whether it will be implemented. It seems that Duolingo is mainly targeted at school children, and this kind of freedom and self-responsibility in learning doesn't seem to fit well to that target group and the overall Duolingo approach.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamblondin

I agree Porto about wether or not it will ever get implemented. It's difficult to know the strategic goals that a company is tying to meet when you aren't actually working there. I took a look at the Duolingo people page and I didn't notice any product people listed. Employees on a product team are usually the ones responsible for managing the backlog and setting the priority for new products. I would still think however that as an educational tool, they would realize that the way people learn best is unique to them and that giving students more autonomy and choices in HOW they learn would only benefit them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Portofan
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I'm totally on your side, regarding autonomy and finding your own learning path, but whether the Duolingo folks understand this? The software we see here says something about how Duolingo views us learners.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Aca
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nice idea, i would like that too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeoMitchell

This would still be awesome. It would also be amazing if you could choose to focus on particular words - in Italian, there are really difficult words like piacere and mancare that have weird transitivity. It would be great just to practise these in loads of different scenarios.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beanmeister12

Yeah. I know a lot of the words but I would like to practice speaking them, but the microphone questions don't come up a lot, and it would be nice if I could make it only those ones.

1 year ago