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flash cards feature

I've noticed that other languages (like spanish), have a list of all the words that are part of the course as well as an estimation of how well one knows them. There's also the possibility of practicing those words using flashcards. Furthermore, there's immersion, which is basically a way of reading and translating texts in order to practise the language.

I was wondering if these features depend on duolingo itself (rather than the SE-EN team) and / or if there are plans to make them available for swedish learners at some point in the future. IMHO the word list would be the most useful.

Tack så mycket för ditt hårda arbete. Det har varit väldigt användbar för att förbättra min svenska!

3 years ago

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It's up to Duolingo to fix that. Us course mods can do naught to implement it. If we knew anything about it, we'd tell you learners right away.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nmarisi

Ok, thanks for the quick reply!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pushmatrix

I compiled a list of all words shown in duolingo. https://gist.github.com/pushmatrix/4a51c8ab233a0b3c9581

Next, use something like Anki to make your own flashcards based on them: http://ankisrs.net/.

That's what I did :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nmarisi

That's fantastic, thanks !

So, are there ways to access duolingo's 'raw' content then ? Don't tell me you painfully copied them by hand ?!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pushmatrix

Luckily I didn't have to. Some craft javascript and you get it all :) https://gist.github.com/coffenbacher/e1e10f55cff40c64a55a

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nmarisi

excellent!

Can you share your anki flashcards through ankiweb by any chance?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pushmatrix

I've been using the Fluent Forever (https://fluent-forever.com/gallery/simple-word-flashcards/) method of making the cards really relevant with personal details, so it wouldn't be that effective to share.

Although not the duolingo list, I loved doing this one: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/2108064352

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelramella

The list is extremely helpful, thanks!

I read the Fluent Forever book last month and am currently learning the basics of IPA before I start in with Swedish flash cards, how have you found the overall methodology the book puts forth so far?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pushmatrix

So the big point he makes is flash cards. Yes, yes, a million times yes. Spaced repetition flash cards are the best thing I've found.

However, he does mention to make your flashcards as personally relevant as possible. Although that's a great idea and the cards probably stick in your head more than generic ones, I find it's impossible to find time to make enough flashcards.

Take for example using Anki, where the default # of new cards is 20 per day. You'd have to be making 20 cards per day in order to always have new content. If you miss a day, now you're looking at creating 40 cards. To go find meaningful pictures and examples for each of these cards is pretty time consuming....

I've used pre-made anki decks (such as this one https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/2108064352) and haven't really noticed a big difference from my custom ones. I find that all the words I learnt have stuck.

I'd rather be spending my time learning new (premade) cards, instead of spending most of my time making cards from scratch.

Just my 2 cents.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michaelramella

Interesting, thanks for the perspective! I know he mentioned binge making cards as well (e.g. could make 140 for the week every Sunday) but even that does sound time consuming. I'll have to take a look at the pre-made decks and see how I do with them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pushmatrix

My view might also be a bit skewed because I started out with the premade flashcards before reading Fluent Forever. Since the premade flashcards included most common and basic Swedish words, by the time I was making my own flashcards, I was left with the really tricky ones.

It's a lot easier to make a card in 30 seconds for "cat" than it is for tricky things like "probably" or "actually".

3 years ago