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Milestone idea

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Hi, I am currently learning German and I am half way to the third milestone/checkpoint. I started to think, it would be great to have some short stories to read (that only uses the words you learned up to that point). It need not be in the language tree or the forum section. It could in a separate place for people to read and write stories.

This would provide a platform for people to practice their writing skills, as well as a place for people to practice reading longer texts in language they are learning. Who knows it may provide more cultural insight; since not every culture tell stories the same way.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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I was thinking it would be nice to have a little miniature journal, where I am tasked with writing 20-100 word entries each day. As a bonus, not as a mandatory part of progressing in the lesson. I like your idea of little stories to read too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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If you are willing to go to another website, check out lang-8.com.
You write journal entries, and the community (hopefully) checks/corrects them for you. I tried it once, and got a great response. I've been seriously thinking about going back over there.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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wazzie, thanks for the recommendation! I think I still have a profile on Lang-8 from a long time ago, back before they started charging. I really liked it. I will probably go back to using it when the Japanese course opens up here :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheSpacePirate

Usa and Tok, I really hope Duolingo takes a look here! These are great ideas!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL
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I love all the ideas here! We could do this as a community thing in the forums, or there could be little stories to purchase for lingots in the store, that are available only when one reaches a certain level, similar to the bonus skills.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OLIVER_STRAKER

I think you have a great idea maybe the stories could be marked giving you XP for the new words you have put in. Great idea

4 years ago