Where is the Esperanto Immersion?
Where is the Esperanto Immersion? I think that there are plenty of Esperanto documents on the internet that an Esperanto Immersion would be very useful for those that have finished their Esperanto tree.
Feel free to comment.
Do you have a reference to that (so I can refer to it in future discussion)?
The few times I asked Duo about the business model, I had no answer. ;)
Also, not sure if they'll make money with the school part... but for sure it's the main push for the last months.
> this is the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEUlzDpWAYU
So did I get it right that 'working with schools" is supposed to make money? Luis mention it for "paying bills"... However, I never heard about fees to use schools.duolingo.com.
But if it's the case, it'd explain why this part seems to monopolize most of Duo's time (devs, staff really answering (=rate of answer by staff is high and answers come in less than 1 day typically) in Educator forum, ...).
And I still wonder:
- how this school part will influence the work of contribs in incub (it already does due to the ability for educator to discard some "mature words"...),
- if schools.duo will drive the work in incubator.duo, I wonder how it'll comply with 5th Duo's pillar (at least at the time of the video...). Discarded words like alcool is already opinion based... IMO. ;)
I think it's a mistake taking away the immersion. That's a key factor in learning and practicing a language. Some people may not have access to a way to practice the language they wish to learn. I know that there are other websites that focus specifically on that, but if they're paid (I don't know if they are or not), some people might not be able to afford that, and it may drive people away from Duolingo in favor of a site that offers immersion in addition to learning.