Feature request - "word hopping select"
I would like to propose some sort of shortcut system for the "click on the little word rectangles to line them up in a sentence" mode. I actually like this way of answering; but, it's very clicky and starts to feel funny to me. I know there is the option to "Use Keyboard." What I would propose is that the typing the first letter of a word would select it. If there were two words with the same letter, then hitting the letter again "hops" you over to the next one. For example, hitting "d" on the keyboard first selects "doctor" then hitting "d" again selects "doctor." I suppose you would have to have an "add it up to the sentence being constructed" button, and that could be the space bar or something. Implementing a system like this would give me a way to do this exercise more efficiently.
Cool idea. Do you use a desktop? I use my smartphone 70% of the time. I set my phone"s additional languages to whichever language I am in and uncheck the primary language of English. That way my phone prompts me the most common French words. Happy duolingoing.
I do about 70% on mobile as well, which doesn't bother me. It's actually consistent across sites and works well with touching the screen. That's a neat tip about how you have your phone set up. I have Spanish as an additional language, but not set to my primary. I use Swiftkey for text input on mobile and it does a strangely great job of switching from spanish to english as I do.
Have you tried Memrise app? You can access quite a lot of it for free. Also Mango, which is a more advancedlanguage app... Some public libraries help by paying for it in your town or city...