The problem with Crowns
is that you can't test out of a skill. In French, a couple of weeks ago the tree was revamped so that if you had already completed it you now had a load more skills to learn or test out of. That was fine. Now, though, the crowns stop you from testing out of any skill, so you have to do all the lessons for every skill -- rather tedious.
yes! it's like someone new came and took over duolingo! what's next? everyone has to do for a hour every day or they erase your progress?! duolingo used to be fun but now it's like a public school, you have to do it or else!
I have tried very hard to see the positives in the new Crowns system but having reached Crown level 3 in all skills, I expected the degree of difficulty would rise. Instead, I find myself mindlessly and endlessly repeating the simplest of exercises. Yes, I make occasional mistakes in easy exercises - but it's because I'm so bored and hurrying to get them over and done with!! PLEASE could there be an assumption that if we have reached Level 3, we understand the most basic skills?? Or - as others have been asking - give us the opportunity to test out. At present, it is SO UNMOTIVATING!
If you're on Android here's how to go back to the old interface: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26854073/If-you-want-to-revert-from-Crown-Levels-here-s-how-to-do-it
Is it possible to retrieve the Fluency Percentage, please? I found this motivating. I understand there is consideration being given to updating and improving the Fluency Percentage. In the meantime, I would like it back as it is, please. Many thanks and kind regards, Pamela
yes. Yes. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exactly!!!!!!
At least with French there are lots of other potential places to practice. For Welsh, I don't have much in the way of other options :(