https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

Incredible new exercises

June 27, 2015

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Larkspire

Looks awesome! Hope these are available on the desktop site as well as the app.

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied

Wow, awesome!! Thank you team Duo!! And thank you Hectoglot for showing us these :)

I hope it'll eventually find its way to the other platforms and the incubator, this would give us so much more possibilities on how to teach things =)

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

I'm surprised that a course contributor doesn't know about that. Didn't the Spanish course contributors help design those sentences/exercises?

As far as I can tell this particular A/B test has been added for quite some time, though I never saw any effect so I didn't think much of it. My guess is that it was added for android only.

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

I'm surprised that a course contributor doesn't know about that. Didn't the Spanish course contributors help design those sentences/exercises?

No, it's something developed by Duo staff from what I heard from Duo staff.

I think it's only on iOS.

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

THIS is how I can foresee Duolingo killing off Rosetta Stone, we are at the very early stages of Duolingo yet we are all learning languages easily and with great speed, I can only imagine what we will see in just a few years!

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

I completely agree. Maybe eventually, Duolingo will completely replace language classes.

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/botsnlinux

I don't think it will fully replace in-person learning; the classes I've taken have helped me in ways that Duo can't. But hopefully it will replace a mountain of vastly inferior language-learning software!

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Iggy80Sweden

That´s so cool!

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LeIouch

This is great! Exactly what people have been requesting. It would be great if the website had these exercises and not just the app though.

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721

Love it!

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iluvduolingoand

:)

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption

Magnificent, gamification at its best! I hope to see these on the website soon!

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/stefo93

I definitely look forward to doing reverse tree. Thanks for this.

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

The problem with these exercises in the reverse trees is that it's entirely in English. That's not a problem for someone who's trying to learn English, but if you are already fluent in Enlgish, it's no fun.

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Larkspire

I started my reverse tree today, and I've already come across a handful of useful German phrases that weren't in the "proper" course. Though I'm testing out of multiple skills at a time instead of doing individual levels.

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

I'm not talking about the entire reverse tree, just the exercises I mentioned

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Larkspire

Ohh I see.

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AsylumMan

Is this only in the English for Spanish course or is it in any other courses?

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

I've only seen it in the English for Spanish speakers course, but I can't be sure that it isn't in any other courses.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AsylumMan

On what platform may I ask?

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

iOS (8.3)

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AsylumMan

No love for Android yet, eh? Hope it comes to Android and desktop soon.

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rainel_TB

Nice! Please let these be available on the desktop version though :)

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

@Hectoglot: is this Android or iOS? Can't see these on WP8...

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

iOS (8.3)

June 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed

That's on iOS? My Duolingo app doesn't have that green progress bar...

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

Do you have Duolingo version 4.3.3?

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed

I updated my app a few days ago. I checked for an update yesterday and there wasn't one there. Let me check my version...

It's 4.3.3 I was thinking that they changed it for non-English speakers. You'd think an aesthetic update like that would be rolled out app-wide, regardless of the language you're learning.

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

We're both learning Spanish, but only I see the new progress bar, so it's probably an A/B test.

June 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DootDootx5

Looks really cool! I hope they do this for the other languages as well!

June 28, 2015
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