Changing timezone: how to make sure I won't lose streak
Hi there! I am on a 93 day streak right now. In a couple of weeks I am going to Europe to visit family, thus I am changing time zones. I will go 6 hours ahead. How can I make sure that I will not lose my streak. I am planning to continue practicing my languages abroad. I have always used my i-pad for Duolingo. Is it a matter of not changing the hour/time on my i-pad? Or perhaps the i-pad changes time automatically. I really have no idea. I appreciate any advice. Thank you! Sioety
Hi, Sradan. Make sure, you have a streak freeze, that would allow you one day of interruption in activity in case if you confused with time zones. Try to upload Duolingo apps on your mobile phone, that would let you connect during your travel very easy and for a short 10 xp lesson. If you travel to EU, do your lesson as early as you can while you are still in your time zone. Plus reduce your goal to minimal for this time.
i stopped worrying about my streak a long time ago as there are too many variables in my life. i love to learn, so I practice as often as I can and to me that is the most important thing. However if you want to maintain your streak, streak freeze is the best way particularly if you cross the international date line (probably not an issue for you if you are only a six hour flight from Europe). Trying to practice as you are travelling is a good idea especially as there can be lots of time sitting around, but there is no guarantee that you are going to be in a position to do that as all sorts of unexpected things can happen when you are on the move like that. Bon voyage!
I actually have 2 accounts. My personal one that I use for learning languages myself which is at a 93 day streak. And this one that I set up for work and my students. I am a teacher, so I don’t use this account. Just wanted to see what my students see when they practice their French.