Speaking exercises aren't working ??

Every time I get a speaking exercise and I click on the microphone it automatically fails me before I even have a chance to speak. Anyone know why?

July 29, 2017


I know that many people don't get any speaking exercises at all due to the web rewrite. I'm not sure, but it's possible your problem could be related.

Why don't I get speaking exercises anymore?

Speaking exercises on the new website only work on browsers that support the Web Speech API, the most popular being Chrome. Unfortunately, the old speech system was outdated and a burden on our system. If you use the Chrome browser, you will get speaking exercises again.


July 29, 2017

Thanks for your help! The weird thing is though I am currently using Chrome and it still doesn't work. Maybe there's a bug in the rewriting of the website?

July 29, 2017

That could well be the case. Since you're using Chrome, I suggest you submit a bug report:

July 29, 2017

Hi, I'm not getting any speaking exercises anymore and I'm on Firefox. Is this API-related?

July 31, 2017

I found that re-installing Chrome fixed it for me - even though I had the most recent version. I didn't have to uninstall first, so it even saved all my tabs that I had open.

(cross-posting the solution from my thread since amyharryhollie posted there too)

August 1, 2017

thanks for the solution!

August 1, 2017

I just tried it and it doesn't work. Hope they come out with a fix soon, if it's something wrong on their part. Thank you for the suggestion though.

August 1, 2017

Same, but on my phone. I rarely do exercises on any browser, I just use the app. All of a sudden speaking exercises are impossible. Any solution for mobile?

December 28, 2018

Did you ever find a solution? It's happening to me too.

August 15, 2019

Im on the same boat, learning german here

August 21, 2019

I have the same issue. Speaking exercises fail before I have any chance to say even a single word

July 9, 2019

to add: I am not using a browser. I use the android app on my mobile phone, a Huawei P10.

July 10, 2019

Did you find a solution? I'm having the same problem.

August 15, 2019

no, the speaking exercises do not even pop up anymore :( Failure of the programme I guess

August 16, 2019

I'm having the exact same issue all of a sudden and I am using Chrome. Not sure what the issue is, since it worked absolutely fine before.

July 31, 2017

This is also happening to me on Chrome. It is incredibly annoying. This just started for me.

August 1, 2017
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