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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

When will the multiple choice questions become more difficult?

I started learning French in September of 2017, and since the first, or probably second, month, I have been of the opinion that the difficulty level of the multiple choice questions asked in the French language course is rather lax. More often than I would like to admit, I just sit and stare at the options which instantly reveal the answer. I do not know about other languages, but as French classifies the nouns based on gender as well, hence if you have already practiced the gender, it almost instantly becomes clear which option to pick. I would like to see the difficulty of the content improved to force the learner to think a little harder. How many would like to see such a content revision?

February 1, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteveLando

I agree

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

Thanks for the agreement. How can we bring it to the Duolingo’s administration’s notice, or ask them to improve their curriculum? Any ideas?

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xislexstep

moi aussi

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

Do you use the app or web? I find the app painfully easy; the web is far better. I completed the tree a long time ago but I find the revision doesn't contain very many multiple choice at all.

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

I am using the web based course, and I find it quite easy. Not only the multiple choice questions, but the sentences themselves just do not improve. Once I finished the questions phrases part, I was hoping that they would become a permanent fixture, but that did not happen. I have my doubts that it really is the best, or even close to the best, that an online service can offer.

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

Try doing the reverse tree - Learning English for French speakers. This course forces you to think more in French. Just a tip though, go to settings and turn off the listening and speaking exercises as they just become annoying. ☺

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

Thanks for the tip, much appreciated.

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

Pas de souci.

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

If possible, I would like to know that what is the benefit of learning so many languages? I don’t want to sound intrusive, but if possible, please shed some light on why you are learning so many languages. I would greatly appreciate it.

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

No, that's ok - I don't find the question intrusive.

The English flag is the reverse course EN→FR speakers. I started Spanish but gave up on it as I was really only interested in learning Castilian Spanish as Spain is a neighbour of France. I started Italian and German for the same reason but gave up on them fairly early.

So, I really only concentrate on learning French. If you think that I am learning a lot of languages, there are people here with up to 30 flags next to the name. Some are language lovers, others have, like me, tried a new language and found that it did not suit them but have not erased record of it.

I would have had Vietnamese there also (my son's fiancée's father can no longer speak English after suffering a stroke) but I found it too difficult and erased it from my records.

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me. I really appreciate it. I am never able to understand why people tend to have interest in too many languages. I find it much easier to understand if a person wants to learn a language or two and wants to take it to the highest possible level. That makes some sense to me, but when I see so many flags against the names or pseudonyms of some people, I am just not able to comprehend the motives. Thanks again for taking the time to explain your reasons. I truly appreciate it.

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/irfan_mirza

Hello there, I just wanted to say that thanks a lot for suggesting that I should start the reverse EN → FR course. I have started to find it quite beneficial. They use a lot of active verbs in that course, and I am finding it quite useful to reinforce what I have already learnt using the original course for learning French. Once again, thank you very much for your suggestion, much appreciated.

February 9, 2018
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