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

Troubleshooting Various base languages

Hello,

I am just wondering if it is possible to "follow" multiple courses, but from different languages. For instance, I am learning Spanish from English, but, as my mother tongue is French, I would like to do some Danish from French or even Portuguese from Spanish.

I am sorry if there is already an answer to that question, I have not found it yet.

Good day all :D

Edit: I understand how to "Physically" do it. What I am interested in knowing is if it is possible to have them under the same "banner". For what I have seen so far, they will be on "two" profiles with the same name, but different day streak, rubies and other things.

June 6, 2015

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

they will be on "two" profiles with the same name, but different day streak, rubies and other things.

This is not exactly correct. Duolingo seems to have been designed with the native language of the speaker as the base. So, for a native English speaker, multiple foreign languages can be learned and switching between courses is easy. Even in the immersion section, the user can improve their translation skills by translating articles from various languages to English.

The initial designers had not envisioned enthusiastic learners to use laddering as an effective method of learning newer languages while continuing to practice the languages learnt earlier. Duolingo doesn't hinder this (one can easily choose any course from here https://www.duolingo.com/settings/direction) but it's design keeps the different base languages segregated.

  • There is only one lingot counter for a profile. Any lingots earned through any of the courses (or donated in the discussions) will get added to this.
  • Daily Goal remains the same. The XPs needed to meet the goal can be earned from any one or a mix of them.
  • There is only one streak for a profile. So if you met your daily goal by working on any one of the languages, that should count for all other languages.
  • XPs are segregated by course. So if you are learning both Spanish and French from English, each will have its own XP count.

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

I am just wondering if it is possible to "follow" multiple courses, but from different languages. For instance, I am learning Spanish from English, but, as my mother tongue is French, I would like to do some Danish from French or even Portuguese from Spanish.

Yes. See here for details about how to switch between courses/interfaces (on computer).

What I am interested in knowing is if it is possible to have them under the same "banner".

No, one interface by language "from which you're learning" since they're meant for the native speakers of this "from" language so everything is written/explained in this language.
It's the same profile but just the website that has one interface for each "from" languages.


Update [2017/05/02]: here a script allowing an easy and quick Switch between courses.


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

In the current state, no, they will stay separate according to the base language, which will also be the language of the website interface.


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

Thank you all guys. This has been very helpful and I think with that I understand well. Thanks!

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