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

Offline mode

There have been times that I have been without Internet, but would have used duolingo if I had the chance. The most ironic way I lost my streak was on a trip to Germany, where I was using german much more than just on duolingo. and for part of the trip I was without Internet acess.

I would recommend an option to download lessons for use when offline. And when your are able to connect to the Internet again, it could then update your streak.

I got this idea because one of the tools I use in addition to duolingo, is Memrise, and that allows you to download lessons for offline use.

November 24, 2014

26 Comments


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

That has been my most requested feature. It'll be great to do some of these while waiting around at lunch.

November 24, 2014

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

When you say, it's your most requested feature, have you actually requested it via discussion before? Just trying to get an idea about whether or not the suggestion will be taken into consideration

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

I made a topic on this like a year ago, and there have been many since and probably before so they're definitely at least aware lol. For me now I only use duo on the internet due to it just being so much easier with keyboard disucussion on sentence etc etc

November 26, 2014

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

Massive +1 for that, when on the app with no 'net you do get the last unit available but it's only a few lessons, and your streak is not saved or advanced. Would be brilliant if they could do that.

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eey91

Upvoting this post since this was one of the main reasons (beside not having discussion section in iOS) why I stopped using the app and offline mode.

I hope this would be improved in the future and this post gets enough attention this time.

Offline mode is one of those aspects of Duolingo that "really" needs improvement. There are really no options for students apart from repeating some lessons, and you can't choose which ones you want to have available.

I stopped using mobile DL because I used to study when I did not have internet, but the only thing that happened every single time was that I was loosing all my progress when reconnecting to the internet. This could improve the experience for a lot of users.

November 25, 2014

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

That's a super good idea to make duolingo more useful and accessible to those in areas with spotty internet! I hope the developers see this!

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanette525

Yes please! I've been trying to cut back on my internet usage and it'd be great not to have to connect every day just for Duolingo.

November 25, 2014

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

Upvoting this because it is a fantastic suggestion.

I have the Duolingo app and the only ways I can fault it are that there aren't enough languages on there and you need an internet connection.

November 24, 2014

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

The apps--at leas the Android and iOS--have offline modes: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/733368

November 25, 2014

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

an hour's worth a lesson ? I have been using the app for months and when I am offline, only the last lesson is available. And if there is only one lesson left in my last skill, and if I validate it, it is over, I can't do any other skill, either new or past. So it is a very limited offline mode.

November 25, 2014

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

Thanks so much, I never realized they had this feature

November 25, 2014

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

Does anybody understand how the app decides which lessons to keep while offline? I have seen it with no lessons, with one lesson that I did yesterday, and with the next four lessons. It seems totally random!

November 24, 2014

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

You have to make sure to open it so you can update before you leave the house, like some of us do with podcasts before a road trip. :) But it should download all the lessons for the currently active units, and possibly the next one or two. The lessons may be partitioned a bit differently in the app versus the web, so you might have 4 lessons to a unit on the web but it's 5 lessons on the app.

You also need to update the app again once you get to wifi, or it definitely won't sync up right with the web.

November 25, 2014

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

How exactly do I update it? Does that once again mean opening it so it can say hello to the internet because it will otherwise hide in its shell?

November 25, 2014

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

Pretty much: Just launch the app and let it sit for a minute. I usually flick the screen all the way down and all the way up to ensure that it loads, though that might just be superstition on my part.

November 25, 2014

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

Yeah, Duolingo would be a lot better if it had this feature.

November 25, 2014

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

I love this suggestion. I just lost my 110 day streak for just a weekend trip. My mother wasn't able to do it for me on her phone so bye bye streak. This is one of the more popular suggestions and it really would be great to have. The people who are committed to language learning deserve it.

November 25, 2014

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

I laughed a bit when I read the part about your mother not being able to do it for you, but I've totally thought about that on my busy days (not my mom, but a French friend). That kind of defeats the purpose! I agree, though, we definitely need an offline mode. It'd make duolingo supreme!

November 25, 2014

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

In large part because I do have an erratic connection, I have the streak set to the minimum per day, and for me it has counted points if I manage to answer a few questions in timed practice even if the time runs out before finishing... (so I've done that once or twice when I was short on time or if I wanted insurance for a continued streak because my first priority was reviewing vocab elsewhere.)

November 25, 2014

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

Hey, no judgments from me, just made me chuckle a bit.

November 26, 2014

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

i would be in favour

November 26, 2014

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

I would like this too! I'm going to Cuba for a week on Sunday with no internet access and I will loose my streak, and I'll be speaking Spanish as much as I can! I'd also like to just be able to buy as many streak freezes as I wanted. I originally thought I would buy a week's worth, but I guess you can only buy one at a time.

November 26, 2014

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

and i'm taking a 2-week sailboat voyage from LA CA USA to Los Cabos MX, so no internet...Rosetta wants $200 for the lessons; any suggestions for downloadable (even for $) lessons of similar quality to duolingo?

November 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonB14

Gute Idee!

November 27, 2014

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

this feature is long overdue

October 4, 2016

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

Exactly! Recently I had an emergency resulting in oral surgery. With a mouthful of gauze, in terrible pain I was not thinking about my daily SPANISH, whether it be a lesson or practice. I did wake up later that night and was able to preserve my "streak" and the progress I've made. There needs to be another way other than buying a day with Lingots or down loading a lesson or two. The day after my surgery resulted in drugged responses to questions or maybe I reviewed articles in immersion, I may have completed or started a new language! This needs to be relevent and a solution garnered so hard work is preserved and remains a bit of pride for this lot of language lovers.

November 26, 2014
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