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

Test out for 5 crown level.

I'm just curious if anyone else would like this feature. I've completed (all gold) the Spanish tree before the update and now I'd like to do it again. There are many lessons that I would benefit from working through all the crown levels to get better, but there are also so many that it would be frustrating have to slog through again ie. the levels before the first/second lock. Would anyone else like to see a feature where you can do one lesson to test to 5 crown level?

April 28, 2018

26 Comments


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

I would really like to se this feature. It is just annoying when you have to do the basics 20+ times to earn the 4th or 5th crown.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Uz-Zaman

i know...doing basic exercises over and over again ....and in doulingo chat the creator said the levels get stronger as we move to 5th level, which is debatable !

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zsuzsi97194

I would like the option to test out of beginning levels of languages that I know well enough to have finished the trees,

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela872862

I would like that. I had reached the end of the tree and was enjoying revising where I needed to. Now, struggling through the endless early Crowns I find that I am making ridiculous mistakes or typos through shear boredom.

May 9, 2018

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

I would love that - I had my swedish tree completed, and while I feel I still get a little bit of benefit from repeating some exercises, it's just too much repetition. If I could test out I could go back to doing my daily training, checking my overall skills, instead of being stuck on one kind of lesson.

April 29, 2018

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

I am both demotivated and disappointed with the inability to test out of the new Crown topics. I am spending an inordinate amount of time endlessly repeating material that I have already mastered. My time would be better spent practicing new material. I understand (and like) the new format. However, it is EXTREMELY wasteful for those of us who have already mastered the sections, and are now compelled to start again.

I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU MAKE PROVISIONS TO ALLOW LEARNERS TO TEST OUT OF THOSE SECTIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE PROFICIENT.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zsuzsi97194

Totally agree. I was shocked that I have to go to basic phrases!

May 1, 2018

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

I agree that this would be very beneficial, particularly for people who have previously mastered the basics.

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelHil446543

yes I would love to see that!

September 20, 2018

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

check out the new test out feature. it is awesome

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam259278

Well mabye, and mabye not.

It depends if you are an advanced learner or just a beginer

For you, I can obviously see, that would be a great feature.

But for others, they might just want more time to practice a topic, if they have only started the language.

This is probably why doulingo did it that way.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/y.ademas

You wouldn't have to test out. In fact, it would make no difference, because if you do not know the material, you aren't going to be able to pass any test-out at all, and you would be right back where you should be.
For those of us who are at an intermediate level or better, it would be extremely useful in getting to a level where we are challenged, and we are not wasting all these study hours doing elementary lessons that we've already mastered.

April 28, 2018

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

But since you'd be allowed to do it or not, beginners could just use the system as it is now. This would definitely be an advanced user features.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam259278

If intermediate levels and above have access to just the advanced feature of Doulingo, even experts will start to forget simple things like hello or goodbye

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/y.ademas

No, because more advanced lessons will always incorporate the basics like hello and goodbye.
It doesn't remove the simple content. It just adds difficulty.

April 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam259278

that would mean the lessons would have to get longer, and doulingo wouldn't really like that. And besides, Doulingo is more of a program for learning a language, not practising one. If you want to practice a language, go on a different program

April 29, 2018

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

I did send a feature request. I was just curious want other thought.

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam259278

Perhaps you should go on another discussion, to see the opposing side as well

April 29, 2018

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

They already do this.

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam259278

Yeah, but then each lesson would have to be like 50 questions long. If you really want Doulingo to change, why don't you complain to the people who run Doulingo themeselves?

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela872862

Learning involves practising.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zsuzsi97194

Really? People would forget hello and goodbye? Of course you were just making a point, and oversimplifying for effect.

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zsuzsi97194

Why couldn’t we have the option. Three strikes and you are out is how it works anyway.

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony995332

NO need for this feature

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zsuzsi97194

In some lessons with new vocabulary words and increasing difficulty it would be useful to do more levels. However, in some languages, in some lessons, there are up to 28, yes 28 repetitions of the exact same sentences with a few word order changes, but that is all. Boring! If the course creators can correct this It would improve everyone’s experience. The key point I am making is that there should be graded levels of difficulty in each lesson. So with each practice there should be new words or concepts, and they should be introduced in the tips and notes for each lesson

May 17, 2018
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