New Practice System Stuck On Repeat

This is the first time i've noticed this, but is there really no longer a way to practice lessons anymore until you've repeated the entire course? I used to be able to go into individual lessons to practice - the ones i finished but want/need to review - but i see that's no longer an option. Now that i've finished the course and the new levels have been added, i'm no longer capable of practicing that lesson until EVERY single one in all 5 levels is completed - basically it treats completed courses as 100% incomplete.... are you serious? This is a horrible change and i'm incredibly frustrated with it. Most of these skills take hours to complete, are we honestly expected to go through all of that again - which would take at least a year or two in my case - to be able to go back and practice a specific lesson?

The practice feature on the right used to be helpful, mixing up the skills, lessons and questions, but unfortunately that's lost too. For the past three days it has been giving me the same skill/questions over and over again and i'm sick of it. i want to be able to practice something else - let alone something of my choice - instead of being given the same questions each time.

This is flawed and frustrating. Does the practice button no longer change skills/questions until you get 100% accuracy? Sorry i'm not perfected and miss a question on timed practice... i can't tolerate it anymore and i'm not learning or improving my skills. Are any others experiencing this pain? This butthurt is strong.

May 18, 2018


You can practice uncompleted to Crown Level 5 lessons on your progress page by clicking the dumbell icon:

May 18, 2018

WOW! What is this, how did you find it, and where has it been all my life? xD i can't find anything on the site that leads me there, but yes! This is exactly what i needed <3 Thank you

May 18, 2018

Hah! You're most welcome, glad I was able to help you.

I just found it when I was going through the forums myself, I've found it really helpful, as I'm sure you will!

May 18, 2018

Still stuck. I could move on, but it's irritating to get the endless repetitions of simple, unedifying sentences until I make the choice to quit---when I used to be able to see how the lesson was progressing, and go back to redo what I didn't fully understand. Just an unbelievaby unhelpful waste of time.

June 25, 2018

Maybe, there is some hope.
Recently, Duolingo's staff have started a so-called A/B test to re-introduce one of the other excellent features of the former teaching method

I hope, Duolingo's staff will also listen to the lots of users who want to use the other excellent features of the former teaching method, such as .....

  • the overview of the words used in each lesson of a skill instead of the "black box" of the current version of the "crown" method

  • the possibility to repeat each lesson of each skill as many times as you need

  • the guidence of the "skill decay" of the former "Spaced repetition method".
    Fortunately, the designer of gives still the opportunity to use the "skill decay" in the unofficial progress page
    Otherwise a lot of users would have quitted Duolingo instead of waiting for improvements in this version of the "crown method"

After all, Duolingo claims in its advertising texts:

Personalized education

Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.

Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.


June 25, 2018

Hi shramorama, could you edit this post and move it to the Troubleshooting forum? Here are instructions for how to do that. If no one from the community has an answer for you and it hasn't fixed itself in a few days, would you file a bug report Here?


May 18, 2018

Thanks, and i've found an answer. Can you help explain what is? It seems to be a very simplistic layout of the old duolingo version, allowing practice in all skills. Very usefull thing to have.

May 18, 2018

If other people are experiencing it, the more people who report the bug will help lead to an actual fix, instead of a workaround.

I don't know how that alternative website works. I am unfamiliar with it.

May 18, 2018

YES. Since they changed everything, I have been going around & around for weeks on one ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ lesson. Is it a joke? It says level 4---No idea what that means. And it says 10/30. If there are thirty segments to this lesson, why don't they show them, as they used to? The same sentences are repeated every day. If there's an area I'm having trouble with (which they wouldn't know, as I struggled with the phone app, produce a lot of typos, and--as this is about my 15th trip through the entire course--am trying to do it as unthinkingly & automatically as possible, because for years I studiously & slowly worked through what was expected of me, got almost all the answers right almost all the time: and felt like I had nothing under my belt at the end)--it isn't possible to tell what that is; everything rotates through again & again with little or no change. Who decided that keeping the contents invisible would serve any purpose at all? I see answers below--I will check them out. And thanks to all on the forum.

May 18, 2018
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