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Techniques on Duolingo

What are some good techniques for optimizing your learning on Duolingo? Should you get gold on all levels or should you just get to level one?

December 1, 2018



The advice in the English Duolingo Help Center

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, though, since that can feel really repetitive.

How can you make the program add new material?

  • Tap on a new skill in "crown level" 0 (purple circle)
  • do all the lessons in that skill until the skill has reached "crown level" 1 (blue circle)
  • tap the next new skill in "crown level" 0 (purple circle)
  • etc. etc.

When are you going to do lessons in skills with "crown level" 1-4?

Background information about Duolingo's current teaching method


Pentaan has given you a great response. I'd just like to mention that this is the "Educators" forum - for teachers to get help with the "Duolingo for Schools" product.

Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "Educators" to "Duolingo"? That way it won't clutter up the Educators forum, and the answers you get might help others who look in the general forum for advice on how to best use Duolingo.

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