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How do I add a new learning language when learning from 2 different languages?

For example, I want to learn English from Portuguese and German from English. Duolingo only allows me to switch course betwen them.

Any help appreciated.

May 25, 2015

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

Three solutions:

  1. Go to your settings and select the course you want.
  2. Click on the flag on top of any page, select the "Add a new course" (or something like that, the last line of the displayed menu) then select the language from which you want to learn then the language you want to learn.
  3. Go to www.duolingo.com/course/XX/YY, where XX is the code (two letters in general) of the language you want to learn and YY the code of the language from which you want to learn, then click on the only button around the middle of the page.

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

All three solutions only allow me to switch between them. In no place appears I'm learning German and English. I guess I didn't explain me well. Your solution 1 and 3 allow me to switch with fewer clicks but what I really wished was for a way to switch using the flag beside my image. You can see what I mean when you change the language you know. All interface changes to that language and (if you were learning from english and changes to be learning from portuguese) languages you are learning changes too. Sorry if it got hard to understand. What I'm trying to do is to use my second language to learn a third language.


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

Oh, so you're looking for an easy way to switch from all your courses (once you already have add them), not to add one?

> What I'm trying to do is to use my second language to learn a third language.

For that, just add the language (one of the 3 solutions) then, anytime you want to switch from one course to the other, do again one of the 3 solutions.

"My" solutions serve to add the courses in the list of the courses associate with your account, then once this done, to switch among them. However, Duolingo has been constructed with the distinct interfaces (language from which you learn) almost independent and, consequently, there is no easy way (implemented by Duo) to switch from one course to another if not learned from the same language.

But you'll find here an userscript written by a Duo user that allow it.


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

As far as I can see such script does what I want. I will review it just to be sure it works as advertised. Thanks for the solution. It seems to do the job very well.


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

I use it for months and it does the job. ;)

Just know that if you delete the cookies on closing chrome (for example) then you'll have to activate each interface after each deletion of the cookies.


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

Ok! Thanks again for the tip. :)

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