https://www.duolingo.com/matthiias

Suggestion: Add cultural lessons to shops

Similar to how users could buy pick up lines and idioms with lingots, it would be great if users could also buy culture and history lessons for their different languages! It would be a great way to keep people motivated to continue their streaks, and inspire more conversation and cultural exchange between users.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sandra583316

I would purchase culture and history lessons. Excellente idée! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jovanuno
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Good idea

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Loopulk

Absolutely yes to this.

I would love to see the French team teach history while teaching us the passé simple. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ivyfluff
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Yes! It would be great to have more bonus skills - especially a culture one - I think this has been suggested before but not sure if it was noticed. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jovanuno
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Did you know about this?

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5409009

Bonus skills of various varieties made by members of the duolingo community.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matthiias

I did not, thank you for sharing that! This definitely simplified the matter a lot! I've used memrise but am not really crazy about it due to it's disorganization and redundancy, nothing against the quality of the service, but there's an overwhelming number of vocab packs. I would be so happy if there could be a link to that somewhere in the basic UI to make it plainly accessible for all users.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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How would that work? Take English for example which culture/history would it include? The same applies to Spanish (probably even more varied). There are lots of subjects but culture/history is not really suitable for many of the languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matthiias

Since I'm suggesting them as shop items, i would imagine having separate items and allow the user to purchase the culture and history of the related country of their personal choosing, maybe even making cultural lessons regarding the similarities and differences between them, U.S. vs British English and mannerisms, Spanish vs Mexican vs Puerto Rican, etc. Culture and history are perfectly suitable so long as you acknowledge the differentiations.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Every course team can build their own bonus skills.

2 years ago
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