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Practicing with other users or more social opportunities

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I think vocab quizzes on common language between people could be beneficial. Or implementation of speaking in real time with other people in Duolingo could really help in my opinion, language is really meant to be spoken but Duolingo speaking courses are limited in that we can get a phrase to speak, but do not have the conversation capability... Which is EXTREMELY important in language learning.

4 years ago

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this topic has been brought up several times and the DL staff are very likely aware that people are interested in these ideas. They might even have responded to inquiries, I'm not sure. If you use the search bar, you'll be able to find more conversations on this topic, as well as user stories of how people are accessing these same opportunities elsewhere and by other means until (if DL decides on it) these features make it here.

As far as specifically a chat room, at this point in time, Luis (DL co-founder) states:

"We have not implemented a chat room because we haven’t thought it would be the best way to improve the product. Hundreds of features are recommended to us every week, and if we added them all, the site would become insanely complex to use and maintain (not to mention it would take us years to do so)."

Link for that quote here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1130698 located further down in the thread.

We are in an amazing digital age. There are a lot of things just a few clicks away. Not all of them have to be on Duolingo. A Google search will bring them up almost immediately. And if it doesn't, as I've mentioned there were a couple of threads with the most awesome set of recommendations posted sometime within the last two weeks.

Good luck! ^_^

4 years ago