Wow! May2018 Update is awesome!
Just wanted to thank Duolingo for updating the language tree. Please keep on coming. My worry is to finish this tree and then what's next? The tree should continually be updated so there is no end. I don't think there should be an end to learning Spanish. There are always so much to learn whether it's words, sentences or idioms.
The May2018 update is awesome. I was surprised by the new groupings (travel, shopping etc.) and that there are now more opportunities to learn.
Duolingo is amazing!
I consider doing the reverse tree as being in a comfort zone - meaning - not challenge one self with something new.
Try Memrise, for example - you can do flash cards for free - i had got the (opt-in) Pro package at 50% price - I would recommend it - both the free and of course the pro too.
Take a look at Rocket Languages (Spanish) too - aeswome audio - If you want the free thing: Use their app - easier to use.
Yes I agree with you for the pre crowns version, because there was more translating English into Spanish which you need to be able to do to hold a conversation and was sadly lacking in the Spanish tree, (more comprehension than composition). However on the crowns version of the "reverse tree" level 3 and level 4 have more translating Spanish into English which is not so challenging for an English speaker like me.
WTF? That does not sound right... how do we get into that course? I want to check it out. Thanks.
I went to the course selection and I have to switch to that course but I don't want to do that because I am enjoying this Spanish for English speakers tree. I wish Duolingo would make both courses available so we can try them out at the same time :-(
If I understand your concern, I may be able to help. I have been learning Spanish for English speakers. Somewhere in these discussions someone suggested also doing English for Spanish speakers. Now I do both. It does give more vocabulary and different structure to sentences. If that's what you want to do, go to Home, choose new course (language), at top check you are a Spanish speaker, then choose English. Then just switch between the two as you would if you are learning multiple languages.
If I chose to switch from Spanish for English speakers to English for Spanish speakers do I get to keep the progress I've already achieved in Spanish for English? I would hate to lose all that hard work and then start over each time I switch.
It probably seems more straightforward to just create a new account and then get that one started for English for Spanish speakers.
I actually find it demotivating and tediously redundant now. Get through one level of words I already know, and there are more levels of the same waiting. No thanks. Better ways to spend my time and better ways to learn a language. Needs more logical structure, especially for those who have been working in it for a while. Maybe the next update will improve it. Maybe not. Glad some people like it.
agreed. This is awesome! keep getting worried about running out of stuff but Duo keeps finding more. The seven new skills are welcome (I've had the 50ish ones you guys are getting for a few months now because I was on the beta crew) as I almost had all my skills at 3 crowns and was getting worried
There are some other differences too. I had a lesson that included a conversation segment. The number of words in my vocabulary decreased by about 50 words, and I was able to earn 6200+ XP today. I wish there was a final checkpoint so that I could level up on all the new lessons at the bottom of the tree.