Resetting a Language
Does resetting a language remove all your XP?
My tree is in gold and when I want to go through it again, it is difficult to remember where you were from day to day. I wish there were a button on the home page where you could just change it from golden back to "normal".
About the only thing left on this site is the tree and the ability to get some nuanced questions answered. I so regret they removed the translation aspect. It is what made this site really useful.
I'd reset my language, but I am afraid of losing the 100K XP I have. I am not sure why. It is not like they are even useful anymore.
There are much better solutions to improve your French.
Here is the link to "Best Way to Make Your Tree Turn Gold and Stay Gold"
Other ways you could improve your French:
The reverse tree, the course English for French speakers, is very useful. There you have to translate much more from English to French.
Here is the link to the Duolingo Help Center for
"How do I switch my Duolingo course language?"
Use the web version of Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) instead of the App.
Try to read and write in Duolingo's French discussion forums. There you will find the daily used words, sentences and idiom.
Apart from that
- read a newspaper article every day and try to learn its new words
- listen to podcasts, watch movies with or without subtitles
- converse with a native speaker as much as possible
- as a the replacement of Duolingo's Immersion:
write smaller texts, upload them on translatihan.com and let them be corrected by native speakers
- more resources for French in Knud van Eeden's:
"Can you give some links about French?"
There are numerous possibilities. Duolingo will only bring you to an A2/(B1) skill level in reading/writing and A1 (maybe A2) in listening/talking.
Info about language levels and certifications:
Read from "Common reference levels".
I understand how you feel, but XP is just to level up in languages and don't have any meaning. So, I say you just keep practicing your French.
Don't quote me though; I've never tried resetting before.
Also consider checking out the Words tab for French, and you can examine the words you are least practiced in.
Another thing many learners do - is they do the reverse tree in the language. And yes - it is different.
I of course, when I initially guild my tree, challenge myself to maintain it as gold for one or two months. You will find that the course will continue to present you, in my experience, new sentences, including new words.