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Suggestion: Add a brief short story/ditty in the interstitial

I have been using Duolingo to study Swedish and I am astonished as to how much and how far I have gone.

A suggestion: Between the interstitial (the congrats page/you've won a lingot and choosing the next topic), it would be great to read a paragraph or two of some short story/topic to reinforce the skills just learned.

While the drill of listening, typing, word/sentence choice is great, being able to read something beyond just one sentence on something (anything) would be like reading a children's book, further reinforcing the vocabulary, sentence structure and overall language comprehension.

Just a thought.

2 years ago

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devalanteriel
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I appreciate that people like different things, but I would absolutely hate if this was introduced to any course I'm taking. Either way, posting here unfortunately won't bring the matter to the attention of anyone who can actually affect such things. I'd suggest a better place but I looked through the "Help" link at the bottom and I honestly can't find a proper one. Maybe through their Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/duolingo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Why exactly would you hate it? It also think it's not really necessary, since it's easy to find Swedish reading practice online and I think only having access to these texts in those few moments wouldn't be that helpful, but hate goes a bit farer than that ;)

2 years ago

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Hate might be too strong, I suppose, let's say "thoroughly dislike". :) I tend to want to complete things I start, and I would feel obligated to go through any such thing that was added. But I have zero interest in having the stories chosen for me, I'm a picky reader and I want to choose for myself. So for me, it would be a large annoyance, but as I said - I can appreciate that other people would love it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vevlira

Ah, okay - I can totally understand where you're coming from!

2 years ago