Crown level 100!
I have finally reached the crown level 100 in Czech (no, i'm not that far into the tree, but I have the first lessons all at level 5).
For you, new Czech learners, I do recommend doing what I did, since the Czech course doesn't teach you conjugations and declinations that much, nor the logic and rules behind them, so memorizing it would be of great help.
I STILL HAVE A LONG JOURNEY AHEAD! Wish me luck please!!! :)
When I just did the duolingo course I did'nt do much progress in memorizing the patterns only when I studied them seperately and intensively using Anki I felt like making satisfying progress per time invested. Oddly I only had problems memorizing declension not conjugation (maybe because it's the first foreign language that has cases aswell, like my mother tongue).
well 2k seems like an awful lot of xp per week tough. :D atm. I do about at least 500 per week and at my peak I did 1500 (when i rushed to the bottom of the course to find out what the "What the?!" is about :D) maybe it's time to pick up my pace again. I'll decide on monday as it's still satisfying to win
I was not asking because of being offended. We are planning our second tree, so if we can figure out something useful for that effort, we should. Of course, it is not useful to figure out that having a more complex language to teach or more limited tools to teach it with makes it harder to learn. As some of us say in Czech, dětma nezatopíš.
I think the fill-in-the-gap type of question would be good for learning declension, unfortunately I rarely had them. I went through the tree first getting everything unlocked and by the time I was done I could easily skip the first 15 or so skills to level 5 since I studied the declension separately with Anki. So I may have skipped those type of questions. PS: is "dětma" an old form of "dítě"? Closest thing I found was "dětmi".
The course has a lot of forms exercises, although we cannot influence whether they will be shown to users. We have not made a forms exercise out of every sentence, so we could load more of them in hopes they will be shown and use them to exercise what needs to be exercised.
From your question about dětma I would suggest you do the final skill to another crown level or two and maybe compare it with what is going on with the instrumental endings in the Dual skill. For the dual exceptions, the -ma instrumental is standard (medvěd s šesti nohama), but in "common", non-standard Czech it has spread far and wide (kluci s klukama).