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