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Speaking exercises in Dutch

I read that a few years ago the speaking exercises in the Dutch course were being tested. When are we going to have speaking exercises? I haven't gotten any yet, and my boyfriend told me that he had them in English and French, so I made sure speaking exercises and the microphone were enabled. But I still don't have any. Do they only work on PC or are they not working yet?

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/FranseKaas

I’ve seen this come up now a couple of times in discussions. I can’t speak for the app as I’ve never used it but I’m up to ‘Map’ now in the Dutch course, and I’ve had speaking exercises all the way through on the website, with only minor glitches. I gather it is essential to use Google Chrome though, as the speaking exercises don’t work on other browsers.

There’s more information here. It includes information on submitting a bug report too, if you decide to do that. You certainly don’t seem to be alone in not having access to the Dutch speaking exercises.

4 months ago

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I can do speaking exercises on Google Chrome, while on the iPad's app I can't

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_BilingualVader_

They work for me on all devices, Maybe it's different for different users.

4 months ago

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I haven't used that feature of Duolingo, so I'm not sure if my comment is relevant. Make sure that your microphone is activated in your settings. I think this feature doesn't support Firefox, which may be why the microphone setting for me has vanished.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carmen_Sophie

Thanks for the info, I will try on Google Chrome, but they definitely don't work for me on Firefox or other devices at the moment.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nym153581

I've noticed that most of the speaking excersises only appear when you progress further into the specific skill-level. So while going for lvl 1 it's really rare for them to appear while at the one level 5 skill i did about half of them was speaking.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carmen_Sophie

Yeah, I figured, I tried in French a few days ago and they appear during practice, and on skill levels 2 or further, or 1 in advanced skills (all this in the app) I tried chrome on my computer for a very advanced Dutch skill and got 1 exercise after a while, none on Android Chrome and none on the app

4 months ago