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

Why the English icon next to my name?

A long time ago I signed up to learn Japanese through English, but shortly after I took it off. So I'm not learning that anymore. What is the American English icon there for? Does it stand for that course, or does it stand for something else? How do I take it off?

February 7, 2015

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

No it stand for the course that you are learning


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

Thanks. I am not learning English, though! Do you know why the icon is still there?


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

you mean that it is always there


[deactivated user]

    The icon remains, even if you are not active in that language.


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

    But I took the language off completely. I'm not learning it at all.


    [deactivated user]

      Hmmm... could be a glitch, or it may just stay.


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

      Is there some way that I can fix this??


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

      I accidentally put french on once and I've managed to get it of. ( through English American)


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

      When you hover over the flag, what options do you get? What language is the rest of your duo page in, and what tree do you get if you just go to duolingo.com? If you go to settings -> learning languages -> reset languages what languages do you see?

      Right now, I have the American flag next to my name, and when I hover over the flag I only can see "Íngles, nivel 6" because I'm taking the Spanish->English course. When I look at my tree, I get the Spanish->English tree. My interface is in Spanish.

      In order to change my language back to English--and my flag to Spain or Sweden--I have to change to my courses a little more laboriously. Duolingo groups courses together by the language from which you're learning them, and changing between those groups is a bit of a pain. I usually go to the "courses for English speakers" page and pick Spanish. Once I start that course, my English->Spanish tree appears and my flag is Spain once again.

      Once I'm back in the "learning from English" group with an English interface, I can go the reset languages settings and only see "Spanish from English" and "Swedish from English." I can only see "English from Spanish" if I'm in the "learning from Spanish" group.


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

      When I hover over the flag (or any of the flag icons) nothing happens. Nothing. I have gone to Setting->learning languages->Reset or Remove languages, and there are only three there - Spanish, Italian, and Swedish. That is how it should be! My interface and everything is in English.

      So maybe I go to the "learning from Japanese" group and take the English course off from there? I will see what I can do...hopefully I can fix it. Thank you for explaining this all to me.


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

      Nope, that didn't work. :( It said I wasn't learning English through Japanese. I'm confused.


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

      I am too! That's so bizarre!

      In any case, it doesn't seem to be affecting how the app works for you in general. I think I'm on team It's A Glitch, but at least it appears to be a harmless glitch.


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

      Yes this is really bizarre. But it's really bothering me. I seem to have issues with these kinds of things all the time. At many different sites. After awhile it get's quite frustrating. :(


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

      At least someone knows about the app


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

      Maybe I can try adding it, then taking it off again? See if THAT helps?

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