Frustration leads to lack of interest.
The lesson aspect of this has been completely ruined. As a teacher... you must make sure that your student clearly understands what they have learned before moving on. The old way you could repeat lessons to make sure you have learned.... but now it has become a "Forced Feeding" lesson style in that the students cannot go back and re-learn what they are confused about.
Yes I know that you can do the practice at the end... but that method (which is good for people who are trying to keep fresh on their skills) is not good for the beginner. The way it is now... you try until you get the right answer just to pass the lesson... but really you are not learning at a progressive rate with it. At the end when you can do the practice... now you have this huge melting pot of things you tried to learn... guessed at because you didn't know what was wrong or right... and now they are all jumbled up and it makes it quite confusing for the student.
Also... on your tablet version... you might want to think about changing the pictures above the lesson for each question as they do not match the question. IE>>> Asking someone to say We are women ... and having a picture of a man, 2 men, a dog, or something that is not two or more women above it... that can become quite confusing to people. Alot of people learn from both reading and visual aids... and when they conflict... it creates confusion in the student and leads to wrong answers and then leads to lack of interest in wanting to learn for not wanting to chance trying.
Thank you! As a student (and avid learner), I like how Duolingo knows what I need to do. Most of the time, it's algorithm was correct, and I had fun. Now, with crowns, I don't do much more Duolingo, as I don't know what to do.
I am doing between 5 and 10 times more work per day since the Crowns were introduced so it is not all doom and gloom.
You just cheered me up. I'm also finding it useful and finally buckled down to learn past subjunctive and modals! Before I only did those skills about once a year and even then stumbled through them mostly bewildered. Now, I have spent about a week on the more difficult topics and as a result understand them much better. Of course, I had to also use a lot of outside resources since Duolingo didn't really explain anything.
Still, I don't understand why people think they can't repeat lessons. It's the same lessons over and over again. If you go through all the levels, every single lesson gets repeated many, many more times than the vast majority of people were likely to have done before with the space repetition. It is more work.
I just started Duolingo today and I really do find it addictive! It's fun and I can also chat with my friends. I think it's a creative way to learn languages, and the feature to repeat lessons is really useful, I think.