https://www.duolingo.com/ClassicSteven

When will I have to speak?

I am level 10 in Greek and haven't had to speak yet. It is still listening, reading, and typing.

By comparison, in the German unit, I had to speak very early on.

I am wondering why this is. The Greek is harder to listen to, so I guess it is supposed to get us used to hearing it before we say it? I am not sure. But I want to be sure I am not missing something, that I don't have it turned off or something.

June 13, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HarleyQuinn51

speaking Greek is a little harder than German so that's why you haven't been asked to speak be patient :)

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermesianax

All the more reason to put pronunciation exercises earlier into the tree. Putting off speaking will just make everything else harder to learn.

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermesianax

I have completed the tree without having encountered any pronunciation exercise. It doesn't make sense - are these exercises only contained in the higher skill levels?

June 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

I think that's true. There are also trees that just don't have speaking exercises. I think it depends on the availability of third party speech recognition software. Duolingo uses a certain API that probably has a limited selection of languages.

June 15, 2018
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