Starting today we’re rolling out a new Skill Page for every learner on Duolingo. Here are some of the changes along with a quick description of our thought process.
It’s a path
Previously you had to choose between lessons and real-world translations to make progress. We’ve simplified the learning experience by giving you a clear indication of what we think is best for learning.
In the new page, you learn a skill by doing all lessons and master it by translating the real-world sentences from a set of skill-related translations. You can still master a skill by testing out of it.
Whenever you complete a lesson, you can now see a handy list of the words you’ve learned on the lower part of the skill page. If you want to practice those words, just go to your Vocabulary page and hit Practice.
Unified Skill Points
Skill points are no longer used to measure your progress in a skill. Previously you were able to earn two different kinds of points within a skill: Global skill points and skill-related points. Only skill-related points made your skill progress go up.
To simplify our currencies we now have only one type of skill point on Duolingo. You still earn them by doing lessons and translations but they are only used to measure your progress towards the next language level.
The Skill Page is a central element of your learning experience and we think the new page gives you better guidance as well as making your progress more visible.