https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frank163122

Health maintenance

Under the old system (pre crowns) I was able to experiment with different sentence constructions, i.e. I actively learnt from my mistakes. I now find I am penalised when I make mistakes which inhibits me from trying new ways of saying things in French. There must be a better way to try to improve accuracy without inhibiting experimentation.

April 8, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chooch639215

Completely agree

April 8, 2018

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

Health maintenance

In the iOS App?

Workaround

Switch to Duolingo's web version (www.duolingo.com) on your phone, because it .......

  • does not have the punishing "Health" system and gems
    (I hope this is still so in the new Duolingo layout (crown levels))

  • will work in the newest version of the Chrome or Firefox browser on your phone or tablet, if you have rather good Wifi or LTE/4G with an Internet bundle.

  • uses a good teaching method:
    you can select "typing each word" instead of "clicking on predefined words"

  • often has grammar "Tips and notes"
    in Duolingo's new layout (crown levels):
    .. tap the lightbulb next to the "Start button".
    .. Picture: https://i.imgur.com/wWY1Fpf.png

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frank163122

Many thanks for that, it is most helpful

April 10, 2018
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