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Repeat lesson?

How can I repeat a previous lesson from the beginning?

September 9, 2012



Not everyone learns in the same way. For me it's critical to be able to go back and review areas where I'm weak. I love Duolingo but the inability to retake lessons in the 2018 version is a major disadvantage for me. I really hope this kind of functionality is added to the program.


The answers to this issue just don't apply to the new tree (2018). How can you repeat a lesson?


Same question here.


Unfortunately, this is not possible in the current "Crowns method"
"Crowns FAQ" https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26739837

I can’t pick what lesson I want to do anymore.

We want to give the right balance of choice and guidance, and we’re still tweaking that. So far, we haven’t been hearing complaints that content is too difficult; the feedback has been that difficulty is effortless and natural or that it’s too easy. Therefore, we aren’t concerned at this time that skills are advancing too quickly for learners.


This seems like a terrible idea...


Blegh. I'm not very impressed with this updated Duolingo, to be honest. You can't find your own comments, you can't repeat lessons, I'm sure there's plenty of other things I just haven't found yet.


I agree. It is quite annoying that you cannot repeat lessons. I’ve been away from the app for awhile and have just gotten back into my studies...but cannot repeat lessons I completed months ago and cannot remember well. This is very ineffective.


I agree - restoring the ability to repeat a lesson is critical for effective learning.


The inability to repeat lessons is hindering the way I'm using Duolingo, and the speed that I'm learning!

When taking a lesson, I find that I either learn new words, or learn the grammar and language structure. I struggle doing both well at the same time. So, because I can't repeat a lesson, first focusing on new words, and then repeating again focusing on structure, I've found I need to use TinyCards to learn the vocabulary in advance before I can get the most out of the lessons.

Beyond my initial learning process, I'm also very concerned that I won't be able to refresh my memory as time passes. I guess I'll need to sign up as a new user? Seems silly to me.

DuoLingo, who can we ask to have this changed?


Come on Duo Lingo answer the question


Well then make it possible. The key to any language learning is repertoire


This is an ineffective way of learning. If I am unable to build my skills by practice and repetition, I’ll just find a better platform.


I'm in the same boat here. I have just begun learning a third language and so, speaking from the perspective of someone who has already learned a second language, I can honestly say Duolingo has some good things going for it... But not being able to repeat a lesson is kind of of a deal breaker for me, if it's really going to be of any help you need to be able to repeat and spend extra time on the things you are struggling with... Almost ready to call it quits with Duolingo


The content has been good, but when i got to verbs I had a lot of issues, I want to go back and redo that section, but it is not possible. it looks to me that the only reason you took this feature away is because you might lose money if two people try to use the same course. I understand that, but where it is only to occasional lesson I struggle with I am not happy with that missing feature... otherwise it does work for the way I learn.


Same here. :(

I used the [Practise] button so that Duolingo can choose what I should repeat. The first five rounds where like "Well, come on, that's far too simple." and the next one was like "Oh wait, what was that? I'd like to get into this lesson again!".

It's frustrating. :(

The only solution I can think of is to switch languages. So e.g. I'm a native speaker of German and learn Spanish. When I get to the point that it gets too dificult without the chance to repeat lessons, I switch to the German course for Spanish speakers.

This way I can repeat the lessons from the other way round. And it adds an extra perspective since all the instructions are in the language I'm learning and not in my mother tongue. The downside of this procedure: you won't practise listening comprehension since you'll only hear your native language (and have to write out the words).

Hope this helps someone out.

Still, Duolingo could you please finde a way to repeat completed lessons?


Go to the section that the lesson is in, and under "Achievements" there is a list of all previous lessons you have completed. Click on the one you want to repeat again.


Unfortunately this doesn't work anymore with the new Crowns method. :(

(Just in case anyone tries and gets even more frustrated or thinks of voting this answer down.)


I've quit now because of this. I don't feel I can safely make progress without first reinforcing the last lesson. Sad, because I was quite enjoying the course.


I'm with the repeat lesson crowd. New information is presented in the lesson and when I get it wrong, I don't know why so I'd like to repeat it or go back. In addition, I would like to see "NEW" information presented before starting the lesson. I hate beating myself up because I don't figure it out right.

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