https://www.duolingo.com/ArthurByro

Is it better to do all lessons in order? Or do some and not others?

Hi

I have been getting a lot of advice from people in The Netherlands about the best way to learn Dutch and I would like to know some of your opinions - if your up for it! :)

Friends have said that I should consider doing the first check point through to level 5 and do some of the other lessons to improve my vocabulary and then develop my skills farther through interactions with people in The Netherlands.

I sort of agree given that I have no one who speaks Dutch here on the Island of St Helena where I am currently living.

But I sort of feel that the folks here on Duolingo know what they are doing in setting out the lessons in the way they did.

Can anyone help?

October 30, 2018

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Duolingo's advice in
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002253451-Can-I-test-out-of-individual-skills-

you don’t have to get to Level 5 right away!
We in fact recommend you don’t get to Level 5 all in one go.
Level 5 is there to show that you have practiced the words in that skill a ton and probably don’t need further practice on it for quite a while. It’s completely optional. ....
We definitely think we can do a better job of encouraging you not to binge on one skill, .....

My favourite method when every skill has at least "crown level" 1:

  • Use the "skill decay" feature in the third party website www.duome.eu.
    Do only lessons in the skills that have lost their strength (75% or lower) in your public progress page
    https://www.duome.eu/ArthurByro/progress

  • If the App gives too easy exercises then switch to www.duolingo.com in the browser of your phone/tablet, because there you can choose to type every word instead of tapping on the predefined word bank.

October 30, 2018

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Thank you - your support staff is fabulous!

November 1, 2018

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I would say it's always good to try and get experience speaking a language as soon as you can, even when you don't speak very much at all. It really helps. It's scary at first, but it really helps.

December 26, 2018
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