https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wayne699623

After update, cannot repeat lessons

I just updated my duolingo app, 5-7-2018. Now I cannot repeat already completed lessons. There's also no preview of the vocabulary for upcoming lessons.

So, despite the crowns and colorful new additions, my experience of the updated app is like being in a one-way tunnel with no signposts, instead of a learning playground that it was before.

May 7, 2018

12 Comments


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

Me too. I miss the old version of duolingo where you could review lessons. Could duolingo please bring this back?

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katoro2

Yes that is true, but you can redo them again and receive another crown, although I would like if we can review them and practice them more without doing the whole lessons again.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katrina297190

BOO! I hate when updates do that!

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielle728592

I want to repeat the lessons so that I can learn them better. Repetition is the key to learning.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tgoldst0248

I agree. The relentless progression of the lessons with no way to repeat was enough to stop me in my tracks on Korean. Just not doing it anymore.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/john63720

Everyone learns in a different way. For me it's critical to be able to go back and review areas where I am weak. I love Duolingo but the inability to go back and retake lessons in the 2018 crowns version is a major disadvantage. I hope that Duolingo adds the ability to go back and retake lessons at all Crown levels for each skill.

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karis98398

Totally agree when you! This is quite annoying.

December 15, 2018

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

Correct me if I'm wrong, but on the web version doesn't pressing the 'practice' button review content already covered?

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JBranch1998

Yes, but that doesn't help, it still is completely demotivating, I don't know what I need to review. It takes so much effort to get 5 crowns, and it doesn't keep you coming back to lessons you need to practice. I'm fine with having more difficulty or levels, sure, but they executed it so very poorly. I need the structure to stay motivated as someone who is ADHD and that is now gone. I study linguistics, duolingo has been how I've learned languages since I was 14. I don't know what to do and it sucks.

May 9, 2018

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

It took me a while to develop, but I now have a structure for myself. If you feel like it, you can give it a try.

I work on three skills at a time (at the moment). One is new (no crowns), one has one crown and another has two crowns. I work them towards the next crown level by doing one lesson in each of the skills per day. When the new skill has one crown, I move on to a new skill. Different skills/levels have different amount of lessons, but I'm hoping it'll work out somehow on average.

I'm still not typing hangul, so I save levels 4 and 5 in each skill for learning that and reviewing what I've learned. So I plan to go back to the early skills (not that I'm that far along the tree in any way...) and redo the lessons one per day while working on two newer skills (one lesson per day on each of them) further down the tree.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J0e0t

No unfortunately the practice button is even leas intuitive since it chooses what you practice out of everything you’ve completed already, based on what you’ve practiced least - so for me it always takes me back to the very beginning lessons that I never repeated because I got them right away, or knew them already.

Whereas being able to practise one whole exercise again means you can choose to redo the exercise you know you’re having problems with.

January 20, 2019

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    I agree with you. It's such a disappointment because the app used to be really intuitive to use, at least in my opinion. I don't want to use duolingo now that I can't even find the content I'm looking for anymore.

    May 10, 2018
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