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

Catalan Team at 100% !

Who is ready to learn Catalan because soon, it will be possible ! The Catalan team just reached 100% and we will be able to learn the beautiful romantic language of Catalonia ! Even if it is in Spanish, I think it will be a great practice. Who planned to learn Catalan on Duolingo ?

November 12, 2015

51 Comments


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

I'm hoping for a quick release, maybe in a month or so... let's hope there won't be another TTS odyssey :)

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

They said in their most recent update that they also have to write all of their tips and notes, so it might take longer than that.

November 13, 2015

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

You're probably right, let's say in 2/3 months :)

November 13, 2015

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

let's say 1 month or less ? :D

November 14, 2015

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

Xavi! :) :) :)

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica4201

I'm looking forward to trying the Catalan course, but since my Spanish is mediocre at best I'll probably wait until I get better in that first. I hope that there will be enough interest in a Catalan for French speakers course once this one is out of beta, because I would be on that in a heartbeat! :D

November 12, 2015

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

Yes ! Catalan for French would be great :D ! But I think a logical choice would be Breton for French speakers

November 12, 2015

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

A Lingot for mentioning a Celtic language :D

November 12, 2015

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

With Irish and Welsh already being added to Duolingo, I'd say Breton has a pretty good chance of being the next Celtic language. :)

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica4201

I'd like to see Breton, but I hope you're wrong because I want to see Scottish Gaelic next. That is, assuming they have to come one at a time.

November 12, 2015

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

Well there aren't that many Celtic languages, so it's either going to be Breton or Scottish Gaelic. But I hadn't though about it yet, and even though Breton has a larger speaker base most of them live in France so that course will probably be added in French first. So it is probably more likely Scottish Gaelic will be added for English speakers first.

This is all pure speculation though, who knows, if there are enough contributors both courses might be added sometime in the future.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica4201

Scottish Gaelic is also spoken on Cape Breton here in Canada(which is still mostly English-speaking), though I think you're right about it not coming for French speakers first. In any case I was thinking of Celtic languages in general and not the learners' languages.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kojiro-san

Love that you listen Breton. Would be awesome to have that as well.

November 12, 2015

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

I would love to have Catalan courses for at least those languages also spoken in Catalan-speaking areas. Namely, Spanish, French and Italian. Also, I would like to see Catalan for English speakers and some courses for Catalan speakers: English, French, Esperanto and Occitan.

November 12, 2015

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

Occitan >>>>> life

November 12, 2015

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

Sí! Seria fantàstic que hi hagués un curs d'occità, però s'hauria de veure en quin dialecte fer-lo, és clar. Segurament el que té més opcions és el llenguadocià o potser fins i tot l'aranès! Tanmateix potser primer es faria per a parlants de francès, a no ser que es prengués l'aranès com a referent, cosa que és menys probable. Jo em comprometo a col·laborar-hi si és que mai es fa.

November 18, 2015

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

Let's try to concentrate all support for "Catalan from French" in one place (in the French forum): https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15962433 ;)

June 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Albert183320

bonjour on est en train de rassambler des gens pour le cours de catalan pour français, y a-t-il un group ou discussion a propos de ça?

June 6, 2017

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

Bonjour Albert183320,

  • Si vous voulez parler d'une discussion pour rassembler les "soutiens" des utilisateurs de Duolingo = la discussion dont le lien est ci-dessus.
  • Si vous voulez parler d'une discussion où entrer en contact directement avec le staff de Duolingo (qui est le seul à décider (si et) quand un cours est ajouté) : il n'existe pas de telles discussions (ni pour "Catalan depuis le français", ni pour aucun autre cours).
June 6, 2017

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

It'll probably be made for English speakers before that, but I hope later on it's also for French speakers!

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Albert183320

salut on est en train de le demander, soutenez nous pour avoir le cours de catalan pour français!

June 6, 2017

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

I'm so ready to start l'arbre de català!^^ I wonder what they are doing for the TTS? Are there good TTS options out there for Catalan?

November 12, 2015

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

Excellent news! Well done, team Catalan - it seems to have been created impressively fast :D

November 13, 2015

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

Cool, I hope they release it soon! I found a great TTS for Catalan. It's sounds amazingly, try some phrases:

http://www.acapela-group.com/

November 12, 2015

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

Ooh, from the little bit that I played with it, that definitely sounds great to me! I'm glad to know there are options out there, at least.

November 12, 2015

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

I can't tell how good the Catalan voice is, but some of their other voices are really good. I think the Korean voice is pretty accurate too and I like the huge selection of English voices (the teenage voice is really convincing).

November 12, 2015

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

What I like the most is the intonation which is pretty well made in my opinion

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kojiro-san

So excited for this. Have been studying it on and off for about 3 years now.

November 12, 2015

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

I'm so happy to hear that you want to learn it :D

November 12, 2015

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

Not me, but I think it would be a great idea

November 12, 2015

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

I've been looking forward to this course for a long time. Hoping I have time to finally finish the Danish tree before it comes out, though!

November 12, 2015

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

I would so love to learn Catalan, but I don't know any Spanish. Maybe I could learn them both at the same time now! ;)

November 12, 2015

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

This is very dangerous, you will probably mix them up :S If you are not interested at all in spanish I recommend you to wait until the English couse is created. But I have no idea if it's in Duo's early future plans.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kojiro-san

Might be a bit confusing learning them at the same time. Don't need one to have the other but it does help.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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Visca el català, visca la Catalunya!

I am going to start the Catalan course the moment it comes out!

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachael.cr3

I'm going to try to finish the Spanish course first. I'm not silly enough to think this will give me enough Spanish to do Catalan-From-Spanish, but I have to try!

November 12, 2015

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

YES! I hope that it is released in time for my families move to Spain. I have friends that speak Català, and I have been super excited about being able to speak it at some point with them.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mvk20

Can't wait!

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianDavi740104

I definitely will be. I have waited for this for a long time

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KoolKat09

I am,I can't wait! :)

November 12, 2015

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

I see it still at 95%

November 12, 2015

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

The course page takes a long while to update the actual percentage (sometimes days it seems). Course progress is updated on the Incubator page every hour. You can inspect the page or use a userscript to reveal the percentage completed.

November 13, 2015

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

That explains it, thanks.

November 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

Same here, maybe they're using some userscript.

November 13, 2015

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

Me too! I see a 95%...

November 13, 2015

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

Looking forward to it - should be good revision for basic Spanish vocabulary too I would think! I'm studying Spanish at university so hopefully the whole different base language shouldn't be a problem but it's always handy to go over the essentials too.

I'm hoping at some point a Galician course will be possible (and as I'm studying some now who knows, I could contribute!) as I really think sites like Duolingo are a great way to conserve regional languages as well as to teach truly global tongues and linguae francae like Spanish and English. Visca Catalunya!

November 14, 2015

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

Yaaay!!! I can't wait! :D
I hope my Spanish is up to the task!

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesPas18

I want to learn Catalan but I need a Catalan course for English speakers. My knowledge of Spanish is not good enough to learn it in Spanish.

April 17, 2017

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

I'm desperate for a Catalan for English speakers' course! My partner is Catalan and I'm finding it difficult to grasp the language. If there is a Klingon course on duolingo, surely duolingo can organise a Catalan one!

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David518883

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 7, 2017

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

Hello! How's the course advancing? Are you working in the course of Catalan for English speakers? We need it over here! Is the team complete? Or can I contribute? Cheers!

August 12, 2018
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