What to do with lingots now?
Question: what do you all do with your lingots these days? Anything useful? I don't really use the streak freeze because I do want to practice every day, and there are only so many tests you can take (and no more bonus skills to get.) Any tips?
- Buy bonus skills in another courses
- Buy progress tests in these courses
- Encourage your friends to language learning, give them lingots for their initial progress test
- Reward useful comments
- Submit articles you like to Immersion and reward participating translators
- Impress your mother with digital jewelry
I find the Lingots good for buying tests. For me, it provides feedback regarding my progress in learning German. I find it helpful to take the test every 7 to 10 days. Even though I don't learn what is wrong/right on the test, the score provides a relative score to see if I'm improving.
I find it super helpful in tracking my relative progress. Occasionally, I'll take a test when I'm very tired to see how I compare with when I'm alert and refreshed. I make it a point to practice often and track progress, even though I'm at level 23, I've only recently passed the halfway point of the course. For me, through practice, some of the course content becomes part of my permanent memory and usage.
My grandson had an interesting suggestion which would appeal to the younger people on Duo. He thinks they should design special avatars that could be purchased with lingots and could be "shown off" in your profile. I think that could increase the gamification aspect of the site and add some fun.
I think they should let you use lingots to buy raffle tickets for prizes, tickets, travel things like hotel nights or airplane tickets. This would allow an inoffensive form of advertising (among a VERY desirable demographic) and reward students for their labor. A virtuous circle. Work hard, get prizes, get more people to study, and on and on.
I love the Duolingo drawings, they are so cute, and I love the cartoons. Especially the apple, that they did for national teacher's week. Maybe they could make tutorials on drawing them in different languages. 20 tickets each, I would buy all of them!