https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

Irish-to-English?

I read on another thread on the Duolingo in English forum that sometimes once someone learns a language they try to learn their first language from their second language, just to reinforce what they know. However, because Irish doesn't have many native speakers, there doesn't seem to be any other need for an Irish-to-English course.

Any thoughts on something of this sort?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Delta1212
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One of the reasons Irish got made is that basically everyone who speaks Irish also speaks English at a native level, so there was no problem getting competent course contributors.

The reason the reverse tree probably won't get made is the same. Everyone who speaks Irish already speaks English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

The existing course already includes translation from English to Irish and from Irish to English. Because there aren't any monolingual speakers of Irish needing to learn English, there isn't any need for an "English for Irish speakers" tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulCulloty
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Indeed - the only additional courses I could imagine ever happening would be Irish to French, German or Spanish, depending on the level of interest from Duolingo users speaking those languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
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They already speak English in Ireland.

3 years ago
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