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https://www.duolingo.com/RuskiGermans4Eva

Questions about contributing.

So, I've been wondering this for a little bit now. And wondering what peoples opinions are on it.

So, let's say (Even though it is not true.) I've been studying German and Danish for years to fluency. Then, I decide that there should be a Danish for German speakers course and apply to contribute. Would duolingo allow someone to contribute if they learned those languages through that platform?

Thanks, Спасибо, Tak, und Danke!

2 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin
Tattamin
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As far as I know duolingo cannot teach you the level of fluency needed to become a course contributor.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sibhreach

Yes because if you are fluent, Duolingo will check that. You won't be totally alone in your contribution, either. There are loads of people per course who help contribute and DL does make you fill out an application to test your fluency.

I looked a while back to see what contributors would be expected to do and it was comforting to know that you actually have to prove that you know what you're talking about before they accept you to help with the courses. :)

Edited to add: As Tattamin says correctly - doing DL alone won't really make you fluent, but if you happen to be fluent (just by learning, not being a native speaker), there's no reason why DL won't want your expertise to help contribute to the courses!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RuskiGermans4Eva

Okay, Thanks alot! Have an lingot!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olja.
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I agree with Tattamin. I think you won't achieve fluency with Duolingo alone, you'll reach A2 or B1. Duolingo is just a perfect tool to start and to keep high, to get the basic knowledge of the verb tenses and basic grammar rules, but you need to use other sources for your language learning anyway :) After a lot of recent listening, speaking, reading and practicing on Duolingo, I'd say I have a low level of fluency in German. When I'm tired and haven't done a lot of German recently, I'd say I'm about a B2 level. Anyway, if you are fluent in some of the languages you are not a native speaker of, why can't you become a contributor? I don't see any reasons for Duolingo to refuse you if you know the language really well :)

2 years ago