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Idea to strengthen Duolingo's helpfulness

I started using Duolingo to improve my French after already taking 3 semesters of college French. This previous experience helped me to see the gaps in the way Duolingo teaches languages. Reverse trees are great, but there is a need for more SPEAKING practice as I know many of you have noticed.

I think there should be an advanced conversational section where Duo asks a question in French and you are to answer in French (the same for the other language options of course). This would make a shift from merely translating to actually forming our own sentences.

example: Duo says: "Comment ça va?" Student answers into microphone: "ça va bien!" "comme ci, comme ça" or one of the many other expressions. Is this even possible? What do you guys think about this idea?

2 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

Of course, this is true and I offered the same suggestion over a year ago but as you can see nothing has been done. Many good suggestions come and go on this site to no avail. Maybe someday duolingo will start using our suggestions but don`t get your hopes up.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xGequili
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This is nice, but I don't think this was ever the point of Duolingo. It would take work, time, and money to implement this and seeing as how it was never really the point of Duolingo, I don't think they would add anything like this.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DrilonS.Hoti

It is actually a great idea,i have seen that this doesn't apply in any other course too,and would be great for those who try to learn it themselves.like me. I don't have how to practice french in real life,so this would help alot.Merci

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Science_Yay

Well, if you are asked questions, how should the software know if what you said was correct or the required answer? I think this would be way too complicated to actually happen.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charisse_SALLADE

You're probably right. It seems to be for the best that I'm only a little person in the Duolingo world! We all have great ideas, but we don't necessarily know the logistics behind getting them done. If a person somewhere could one day figure this out, it would definitely take online language learning to a new level.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MinervaParadizo

Je l'aime! I like it! Merci!

2 years ago