Real life practice
At one point, I had an option to do real-life practice, which had highlighted words from a text translation that would be strengthened. I no longer see this option. Has this been removed? I think it is a great feature that should be reinstated if so, or expanded.
We updated the way that we integrate real-world practice into Duolingo. You can try your hand at translating via the immersion view, and we also now recommend articles for you to read and translate after you finish certain lessons. Here are some more details about these new recs from Duolingo's founder, Luis: http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/540020
So Kristine, is there any moderator/manager person that knows all the languages?