https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luckygutsy

Just finished the tree. Thanks for making it so amazing!

The Danish tree is the second one I've finished on DL, the third course I've taken, and by far my favourite so far. Thanks to Team Danish for all the awesome tips and notes, the funny sentences, putting up with our pronunciation mistakes, and for including lots of cultural stuff that too many language courses overlook, (and for the secret bonus skill -- shhh!).

To those of you struggling along in the beginning or middle of the tree, remember that there are some really great skills to look forward to and you will get the hang of it!

September 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glossboss

Tillykke! Jeg er enig med dig i at det er et rigtig sjovt kursus.

Har du til hensigt at bruge i praksis de færdigheder som du har fået gennem kurset?

Måske har du allerede forsøgt at snakke med nogle danskere? :)

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

Tillykke!

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

The Danish tree is for sure one of the best trees here

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bangtansweetpea

Thanks for the encouragement! I haven't done much with my Danish tree lately and really needed this...

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ynot_tonY

Thanks for the encouragement. I was starting to wonder weather the Danish tree was a stub compared to others as immersion is missing.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luckygutsy

There are a number of trees without immersion, since DL has essentially abandoned the immersion feature. I actually found the Danish course more thorough than some others; you get a lot of specialized vocabulary, for example, including some slang at the end.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ynot_tonY

Interesting considering the whole idea was to translate the web (Wikipedia). Another feature missing is the word list, although you probably noticed. Any idea why they abandoned the imersion feature?

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luckygutsy

According to Wikipedia, they moved towards a testing platform as a way to make money instead. No courses released since that time have the immersion feature.

As for the word list, I assume its just because Danish is new compared to a lot of courses. The Danish team has recently added new contributors so you can assume they are going to add more to the course.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ynot_tonY

I heard about the testing platform yet I didn't notice the connection. I wonder how successful it is, specifically if a test result from DL is taken seriously.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SentientHuman

I was googling DL out of curiosity recently and found a number of news releases about various institutions that accept DL test results as certification of English fluency. So some people take it seriously.

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ulfkastner

Have you scoured Memrise for a DuoLingo-word-list-sourced course? I've come across a few others there. Something like that could serve a complementary learning aid alongside the DuoLingo Danish tree.

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ynot_tonY

I hadn't even heard of Memrise until now. I have "scoured" it now and found 3 DL word lists. Thanks for the tip!

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ulfkastner

Nice! Are any of the ones you found Danish?

And do you not like the word scour? :->

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ynot_tonY

I was only looking at Danish word lists. While I have nothing against the word, it was however not what I meant as I only briefly looked. :)

September 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ulfkastner

Oh, I see.

scour |skou(ə)r| verb [with obj.] subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something: David scoured each newspaper for an article on the murder.

September 23, 2015
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