https://www.duolingo.com/dianegoldfarb

the spanish lessons are too simple and sometimes tedious

July 22, 2018

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Try the reverse tree. English for Spanish speakers.

July 22, 2018

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Hi Diane, I would recommend if you think the lessons are too simple and tedious that you just get your crown level 1 in those subjects and move on. Or maybe you've already done the course and it's time to add more to your language quest? Like practicing speaking with people, for example.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dianegoldfarb

yes, thank you very much!

July 24, 2018

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Thanks to the godawful crowns system it seems there is an endless repetition of the same things over and over. I assure you that more complex lessons lie ahead. I suggest only one or two lessons in each topic.

July 22, 2018

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There was the same repetitions before the crowns too. That is not the fault of the crowns, just depends on how much source material is available.

July 22, 2018

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When you have learned a topic sufficiently in the lower levels, skip over the higher levels. Click an unfinished topic, and then use the key icon to jump to the next level, rather than the Start button, do do lessons one at a time. You will get the points for all of the individual lessons, and you can rack up amazing scores by doing that. It's 200 points at a time for most level 5 jumps.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kilojay619

try using the "stories" in the lab section. They spanish ones are ridiculously difficult and im sure they'll challenge you

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

Little kids are famously driving parents nuts by sing-songing some TV ad or nursery rhyme for hours on end.

Yet they will learn language quicker than you or I ever will again. Do you drive a car? Boring ain"t it. gas steer brake, gas steer brake, ho-hum, brake steer gas.

When it's so boring you don't notice then you've learned it.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BroccoliMa

That is because of neurological differences between children and adults, not because it's actually the most efficient way to learn. Spaced repetition is better for long-term learning than repetitive drilling. SRS is what Duolingo used to be based on.

Making you drive an hour a day for a week will teach you better than having you drive for 7 hours in one day.

July 23, 2018

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You don't know the meaning of the word "tedious" until you encounter the ENDLESS MADRUGADA LEVELS!!!!! Here are the answers, please memorize them: madrugada, en la madrugada, daybreak, la madrugada de mañana, madrugada, daybreak, tomorrow at dawn, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, en la madrugada, daybreak, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, madrugada, dawn, madrugada de mañana.... etc.

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FredGold

i skipped the new lessons and moved half way down the tree to the more challenging stuff

i keep the easy lessons for days when time is at a premium and then shoot through my 50xp in ten minutes

July 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dianegoldfarb

thank you!!

July 24, 2018
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