What Happened to Lessons

I have been taking a longer break from japanese and now wanted to get back to it.

But instead of selecting each little lesson and re doing it as often as I need to leanr the Hiragana again I now have to do the full set and can not go back to an earlier lesson.

This isnt really helpful at all. Is it just a setting thing or is this the new Duo because This makes me think of going somewhere else where I can choose which lesson I want to repeat how often.

July 11, 2018


I absolutely agree with the OP.

Honestly, I did try to get used to crowns but it was so hard and confusing for me to have to deal with dozens of new words at a time in my Irish tree (even with the help of the Memrise course) that I have finally given up and installed an outated pre-crowns version of the Duolingo app. Now I am back to the strength bars and can practise each individual chunk of a skill as long as I need to.

It feels great not being forced to tackle new words and structures before I've had a chance to actually learn the previous ones!

July 11, 2018

I have been learning Russian for over two years now on Duolingo but due to the disappearance of the ability to do an exercise with a pre-defined set of words etc. I feel my knowledge of the Russian language is actually decreasing. When I press the "practice" button 7 out of 10 times I keep getting words etc. I already know, but the 3 I don't know don't pop-up often enough during the exercise to learn them out of my head.

This was easier to learn when the ability to learn a set of words was still available. I really hope this feature returns at one point as (for my feeling) being able to repeat such exercises is essential in learning a language.

July 11, 2018

I too have become discouraged with this new format after attempting to learn German for some time and achieving a 68% fluency score, your format changed and I was unable to repeat previous lessons. Being the type who learns through repetition I was very discouraged and quit. I am now trying to learn Spanish but am again disappointed . please help

July 20, 2018

You could try the Win10 app or an older Android app: No crowns? Yes and it is easy.

July 20, 2018

Yes, lots of people have already complained about this missing feature in the new "crowns method"
Unfortunately, I don't know a workaround at the moment. You might have a look at the lots of discussions about the "Crowns" and upvote the ones that you like.

July 11, 2018

It might be very useful to read this discussion and to write a comment about your experience and wishes.
Our Crown Levels blog post is live!

July 11, 2018
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