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What happened to the conversation excercises?

I have searched the forums, but not found any comments on this. I started using Duolingo several years ago, maybe 4 or 5, I don´t really know and it really doesn't matter. What I want to say, is that I have gone through my fair share of updates.

Somewhere on the way an update including conversations were implemented into the app, at least in Spanish, which I'm learning. This was probably the best and greatest update I´ve ever seen being made to Duolingo! Regardless of the language you're trying to learn, speaking the language is key to learn it and actually being able to learn it.

For those who don't have a clue of what I'm talking about - You could start a conversation with an AI, for instance Julia who was working on a zoo. When you started the excercise she presented herself and you were allowed to respond with your own words, that in turn were rated on the basis of the correctness and proper use of the language. You would get 1 or 2XP thereafter and if you used the microphone you'd get an additional third XP as a bonus.

All was great apart from the low number of such excercises, but still, great. I completely understand that this type of excercises demand more attention than the ordinary type of excercise, so I patiently waited for more conversations to appear, but instead of getting more, they all disappeared completely.

Is there any chance of seeing this type of excercises again, or is it a case of "never to be spoken of again"?

PS. What's with the strange topic options available?? DS.

August 1, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MopasMipy

I've heard of it but never had a chance to experience it... ;-;

I hope they bring it back. So far I've only heard pros of the AI conversations.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Lias

I used to do those, I don't know why they were removed, but probably because of gems, the life system, or just new things coming along. shrug

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmilyW2006

I have just heard of this. It sounds amazing! I really do hope they bring it back.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/protocol2

Nice to see positive comments so fast! It hit me that I perhaps posted this under the wrong topic, maybe it should have been under "Duolingo" instead, but I have no idea if any other language ever had this feature. But yes, they were great and should be brought back and developed!

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyagret

I don't remember this feature but, I'm 100-percent for bringing it back.

August 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WendelRhar

I didn't had the opportunity to use this feature but for what I've read here I am totally in favor for being brought back.

August 5, 2019
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