Stuck ! How do I advance to the next group or slot?

Can someone please help.

April 18, 2014


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Hi! I'm not a mod, just a fellow user that is sorry that you're having a frustrating time. I know that you're level 6 and have been doing this for awhile, but have you checked out the skills on the last row of colored/opened skills? Is there a lesson still open within the skill? Sorry if this is too obvious and you've already looked. Good luck!

Also, you'll probably want to edit into your post what operating system you're using, the browser, and if it is the app or website. That helps the DL team in troubleshooting problems.

April 18, 2014

Just to add to what PattiSh wrote, here is a visual

The levels go up when you earn points.. It's not related to how many new skills you learn (Basics 1 is a Skill. Inside of it are Lessons that you need to complete before you can continue into Phrases or Basics 2).

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PS PattiSh the more people help one another out the more awesome our community becomes. You don't need to be a moderator to help build the community. So, thank you for sharing your knowledge :) (Also, moderators all start out as just helpful members of the community ;)

April 18, 2014

What do I need to do to advance?

April 18, 2014

Thank you all so much. I seem to be doing practice skills over and over. I want to progress. How do I open up the next set of skills? That's my frustration. I am using my computer, windows 7, accessing the internet using chrome. Could that be the problem?

April 18, 2014

If you have a green checkmark in all of the lessons in Basics 1 (see screenshot 1 above), then go to and click on Basics 2 (screenshot 2 above). But, if all of the lessons in Basics 1 do not have a green checkmark, the next skill will not open. You must first successfully complete the lessons.


April 18, 2014

Could I not be seeing what you are telling me because I am doing French? Thanks Usagiboy.

April 18, 2014


There is someone who is likely experiencing a similar difficulty in another discussion. I have posted a lot of information there to try and help troubleshoot them through it. If you read it, it could help you to resolve the issue:

Link: The name of the discussion post is "eenaleh". In case the link gives you a 404 (I keep getting glitches like that right now), use the search bar in the Discussion forum and type eenaleh into it. The discussion should pop up in the results.

As for your comment, my screenshot is from the Spanish course. There could very easily be a different number of lessons to complete and a different name on the skill.

If you are reading there and it still isn't helping you resolve the problem, please comment over there, but include a link to this discussion and the title "Stuck ! How do I advance to the next group or slot?" so I can keep track of where things are and what we've tried. Thank you :)

April 19, 2014

n addition to this problem of not progressing, I believe that Duolingo interferes with voice functions of phone. It killed my android phones communications stack never to work again and shuts down my iPhone communication stack as well whether a programming error or intentional I do not know as in surveillance. I believe most likely related to function of shutting off speaking for now option. After doing so nothing voice related then functions may blow out settings on hardware parameters as like in in appropriate video parameters on a video card

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