The Basics courses are missing in my German course

Hi, In my German course I can't see the basic lessons (though I am a beginner). I have tried resetting the course but still the same problem exists. Has anybody faced the same issue? How can I get back these basic lessons? (which is needed because the Home level from which I am starting to learn is pretty advanced).


June 2, 2019


New German from English course in testing

The grammar "Tips and notes" which belong to your course, are shown in ......

  • Duolingo's web version,, in the browser of your phone, tablet and laptop

  • your personal (unofficial, but very useful) progress page
    Tap the light bulb next to the blue skill name, to see the grammar "tips and notes"

The grammar "Tips and notes" which belong to the stable version of the German course are shown in

Link to a similar complaint

June 2, 2019

Thanks for the reply. But "Tips and notes" are available everywhere now? Sorry I don't get the reference in your answer in this context.

June 2, 2019

Your account has the test version of the new course "German from English" instead of the stable version of the course "German from English" with Basics 1 and Basics 2.

You might send a complaint to .....

June 2, 2019

Thanks for the reply. By the way which do you think is good? I can stick to this one and complete it. Is this better or the previous one?

June 2, 2019

I don't know, because...

  • I still have the old version in my account

  • I was not a beginner in German, when I started German in Duolingo.

  • I am Dutch. So a small part of the German grammar is already familiar to me.

However, you could improve your learning method in Duolingo:

"Spaced repetition" is very important.
This is explained in moderator hughcparker's comment in$comment_id%3D29470888

Some background information about "Duolingo's Crown method

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?


Good luck!

June 2, 2019

Hi, this is the Educators forum, for teachers to get help with the "Duolingo for Schools" software. Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "Educators" to "German"? That way it won't clutter up the Educators forum, and the answers you get might help other German learners with the same issue. You could also post to "Troubleshooting" if you prefer.

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June 14, 2019
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