Feature request: separate alphabet lessons from other lessons (let’s count how many supporters are)
I know this has been discussed for quite some time now, but still I’d like to make one more attempt to make this happen. Please up vote so the creators know how many of us there are in sum! Once again I’ll state that it should be great to know where to go a) when you feel like practicing letters or b) when you need some vocabulary!
I'd appreciate this. I took Arabic in university, and I've forgotten a lot since then, but the constant alphabet practices feels super unnecessary. I wish there were a way to opt out of the alphabet-only lessons.
Agreed. Being muslim I know the alphabet really well and I can read arabic fine. But I want to focus on vocabulary and sentence structure. I thought rushing past the early skills would push the focus away from alphabet but the first 5-6 questions are always alphabet ones that I just zoom past without learning much.
What I am proposing is simply HAVING CONTROL over what to do and when during your day.
It won't happen with DuoLingo until you test out of every skill up to 5 crowns. At 5 crowns you can do timed practice in that topic.
Also, you have to follow the path. Get 1 crown per topic row in order to advance
If they released a course with out having alphabet as first topic most people would quit right away
I would not agree that after having 5 crowns you get any control on what to practise. I go practising and the system there is just the same - one can`t choose to practise reading or vocab and grammar at will. I have just checked it before answering you to be sure. I took a lesson with 5 crowns that has some grammar and new words in it, and practised with and whitout timer. Both times I got reading exercises. May be I would get to vocab exersices AFTER completing a few alphabet ones, but there is no way to get out of those and go straight to what I need. So that is no answer to what I whish for.
Obviously, I’m not saying my own personal desire should be fulfilled - that’s why I made this post, to see how many people want the same. Not much as we see now, meaning this won’t happen. Alas.
Also. I’m not talking of getting rid of the alphabet lessons. I’m talking about separating them from the other stuff. So those who don’t need them can test out out of those lessons which contain only alphabet once and for all - and go to those they need to work on. Instead of, as it is now, having to put up with reading and writing drills all the time in every lesson which eventually, after a few alpthabet rounds will contain a couple of grammar ones.
I think if you get your crown levels up real quick to Max on the alphabet lessons, then you'll get far less alphabet exercises.
I think this is the right way to do it for many reasons! Duolingo developpers got it right. I would just add more exercises with pictures to be matched by words (written in the right font, of course) at the beginning of each topic. I would like to be able to memorize better the single key nouns (house, boy, etc) before finding them in a long sentence written in small fonts... I also find Duolingo stories very very good and useful. It would be great to introduce something more entertaining inside the course. After a while it becomes a bit boring just translating plain sentences. Sorry for my long opinion...but so I hope that someone up there will read it.