Please cancel the new update!!!
It is really boring to repeat the same 10000 times, i want the old system!!!
I would rather focus on bite size memorization first rather than the whole lesson in a memorization session.
For someone who had completed a course/tree long ago, the new update is a great improvement. I can actually see progress when I review now.
If you have not completed a course, yet, I don't think you are meant to do one lesson from 1 - 5 crown before moving on. It would make more sense to work on all the lessons in a section until it opens a new section, then alternate working new lessons (getting them to 1 crown) and old lessons (getting them to 2 crown, etc). That way you can see your progress both as you complete new lessons, and review old ones.
It was nice to be able to go into each skill and see the words that you were going to learn. That, I do miss. I do think, however, that this new system is better for learning as it keeps it interesting by implementing more difficult exercises the more you practice in a specific skill. In the old version, once you finished a skill, you had pretty much seen all that it had to offer, and you were left going back to try and memorize everything that it had. Now, you can be slowly introduced to new exercises as you rehash stuff you've already learned. I think, but I could be wrong, that it's better for spaced repitition practice. Instead of smashing one skill for 3 days straight, just knock out a level and then move on to a different one. Come back to it in a day or two and see what you remember while simultaneously adding to the repertoire.
I think the new update is great, but please do not make any more updates for at least the next six months! We don't want to lose any more progress.
I don't like this multi-choice answer thing instead of typing a response. I'm sure it's much easier to score, but it sucks the life out of the course and turns you into a language robot. I think I'm going to have to bail out - just when I got a level 20, as well :(
For someone who is doing a course that does not use the Latin script, this new update is a life-saver. I love the fact that I don't have to toggle between US and Russian keyboard layouts constantly during one lesson. At least in the Russian course, it gives the option to switch back to typing the answers, though, if one prefers. Have you compared the browser version and the app version? I get more questions that I require I type the answer in the app. Conversely, I do not get any speaking exercises in the app... So it is a trade-off.
I agree that switching between the keyboards in the Russian/English lessons was annoying, but don't you think that typing the words out in Russian helps you learn it a lot better, rather than just clicking on the words in the multiple choice system?
In the old version, umm, I don't know the term for it. I could select which lesson to take and thereby have freedom over which skills to polish up and hop back and forth. In this version, however, I need to waste time with this overly level up reliant system. I don't have any good reason for complaining but the fact that this new update is Really Inconvenient.
well yea it a lot of repetition but at least it going to help you faster if you can memorize them and then do it again and would have all the answer not like when you started you can get better at it each time i think it's alright.
It might help you love but it certainly doesn't help me and in fact may make me find alternative sites. It's far too tedious. Please note Duolingo adjudicators!
They've deactivated fluency score because they thought it did more harm then good. Maybe it wasn't a great representation of your actual fluency level, or some people were having problems getting the score to be 100%.
There's more about it on that link
I don't know in other languages, but the sparser is now bugged for English-Romanian, although it worked fine before the crown change ! Please fix that bug !
These new very small word-signs are really a game-killer. Why have they been introduced? A large part of my time goes to try to hit the correct word with my large fingers? Really annoying! Is it only me that have been chosen as a guinea pig in a silly experiment? I have not changed anything on my iPad -the change must come from outside. In some of the questionthe old, nice large word-signs still are popping up. Hans