Minimize keyboard mode changes?

In the Korean units, I'm using the keyboard for both English and Korean input ... I want to learn to properly spell the Korean words, and picking from the word banks just doesn't help. But many times, I get a sequence of questions where I have to flip between Korean and English keyboard input over and over again. Is there some way Duolingo can group all the English keyboard entry and all the Korean keyboard entry questions together?

On a similar note: When you offer a set of choices in the word banks, can you have Duolingo choose at least two choices that are very similar in spelling, so the user has to read closely and actually pick the right spelling?

September 3, 2018


The answer is no to both your questions. It's not a Korean course issue, and more of a Duolingo issue (I believe). It's just how it's designed.

It's not too hard to flip between keyboards though, just press the Alt button (if you're on Windows). And I just would avoid the word bank questions altogether. You even said it yourself; it helps you practice with spelling.

September 3, 2018

If you use Firefox as your web browser, if you want you can try out a userscript I made for Duolingo. It makes the IME switch automatically between Korean and English mode when doing this Duolingo course.

I haven't really tried it much yet for Korean, but I've been using it for over a year for the Japanese course. It has made doing timed practice so much nicer not having to keep switching manually to the correct input language every question. ^^

You'll first need to have a Firefox extension for running userscripts. The one I use and recommend is Tampermonkey:

Here is my userscript. Just click the green "install this script" button on this page and Tampermonkey should ask if you want to install it:

It should work for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese IMEs in all the following courses:

  • Korean for English speakers
  • English for Korean speakers (a.k.a. "Korean reverse tree")
  • Japanese for English speakers
  • English for Japanese speakers (a.k.a. "Japanese reverse tree")
  • Chinese for English speakers
  • English for Chinese speakers (a.k.a. "Chinese reverse tree")

If like me you don't normally use Firefox, it's worth installing Firefox just to use for Duolingo. None of the other web browsers support IME mode switching, sadly. If you get the chance to try it, hope it works well for you. ^^

September 4, 2018
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