https://www.duolingo.com/syllikb

The new crown system...

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The new crown system gives many more levels, but there's no way to test out when you already know the material!

8 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/danielbrod_
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extremely annoying, it turns me off doing languages i am quite advanced in

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145
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When you start a language on Duolingo, you can make a placement test. But, as far as I know, after that, there are no more possibilities to "test out".

But I think that Duo is constantly evolving. Maybe this option comes back, who knows. I love doing the lessons, even if I generally know the language, because there are always tiny details that I didn't know. For me, this is a welcome opportunity to brush up my skills.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackstewart2

Why? Don't you like learning words like "Hola" or "Me gusta leche" or similiar phrases that you already know without study? I must say, I don't like the way they have dumbed down the program. I had maxed out the tree under the old system but was reduced to level 2 and some 3's, where I had to learn "Hola" all over again. How dumb. I agree, this change makes me not want to do Duolingo and I can see by my profile that I have been doing it since 2014. What a shame.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi syllikb,

There are already many pre-existing discussions about the Crown System. Please scroll back in the forums a bit or do a google search to find one. The forums have experienced a lot of duplicate topic flooding and it will be a big help if everyone helps us cut back on that. For more information about it, please see this discussion.

Thank you! ^_^

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elReyCarlo

Whats far worse, and the reason I no longer recommend Duolingo is the ridiculous health requirement. Half the time the voice recognition doesn't give me credit for answering a question correctly - get dinged, and as we progress the crowns get tougher and require more units to complete. I prefer to work from my iPhone, but at this rate it may take years to complete the tree. I'm at 147 crowns. Not sure if I will continue with Duolingo. This is definitely impeding the learning effort. Guys you need to fix this. Frustrated.....

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/George418878
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I found that in the iphone app I was able to test out of some of the levels.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanYCFC
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True. I found that the other day and tested out of two sections at once. I received a ridiculous amount of XP too - about 1,400 in one go. Something wrong somewhere.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GQ6DPMwR

i'm doing french on the web and there are periodic options to test out of skills

8 months ago
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