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Mastery Tests (Unlocking)

Hi, I recently found this site, and I was planning to use it to learn German and Spanish.

I took two years of French in high school, so I decided to try the French course. I took the intermediate checkpoint tests to try to skip the basic courses that I did not need, but I used up all of the attempts due to various nuanced errors in the short-answer questions as well as the listening questions which used vocabulary very specific to the Duolingo French lessons.

So my question is: now that I have used up all of the testing attempts, will I be able to retake the tests later? I.e., will it reset tomorrow or will it be stuck like this forever.

December 27, 2012


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No you won't get more tries. You get three attempts to test out, and that's it. You can still try to test out of skills one at a time as an easy way to advance and find some potential gaps in your knowledge.


I speak native spanish...

and lost all 3 attempts due to multiple possible translations and some small typos


And by mastery tests, I mean the big shortcuts (two in the French course) that allows you to skip whole sections of the course not just the shortcut tests for just one lesson.

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