https://www.duolingo.com/echtnurich

How about a German→Swedish course?

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Is anyone out there who would like to "incubate" such a course? At the moment I am, like most other Germans trying to learn Swedish, taking the detour via the English Language. Swedish and German have so much in common, its a shame, that there is no direct course. :(

I am asking, because my Swedish skills are not strong enough yet to do it on my own, but still want to make it easier for others who want to try to.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Akkisuitok
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This is an excellent idea, and I would be interested in helping out. Native German speaker here, and I've done a few Swedish courses at university over the past two years, so I think I could definitely contribute :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
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I'd be happy to see such a course be brought into existance. Personally, my German is not very good (aber ich kann ein Bisschen deutsch begreifen...) but like devalanteriel says, it's actually a good idea of a course!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Timurso53
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I nearly finished the swedish tree and also really try to improve it besides of Duolingo, so I would really like to help though I am not sure if my swedish skills are good enough. I can say though that Sweden/Swedish is very popular for young Germans and the course would probably have many learners!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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I'm usually quite negative in these threads, but I think that's actually a feasible course. There's a large interest in German-speaking countries, it's a language pair with a reasonable amount of possible contributors, and - most importantly - there's already a German interface on Duolingo.

Personally, I am half Swedish, half German, and I would love to help out. My German is not quite native-level enough to construct the later parts of the tree, but I spend way too much time on here anyway, so I could moderate forums and answer people's questions.

I also want a Platt course but that might take a bit longer. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I'm sure Swedish for German speakers would be feasible and could be pretty popular, I've had this question more than once before. (People have also about enquired about Swedish for Spanish or Polish, those seem to be the ones that attract the most interest).

Duolingo doesn't want to create any courses for Swedish speakers, because every new 'from' language requires a new interface, which would demand too much resources, so German for Swedish speakers is highly unlikely unless they change how the whole website works.

If you have the time and are qualified, you should definitely apply to the incubator. If you look around in the forums here, there are some very helpful threads about how to get a new language combination started, I don't have links at hand but you can probably find them. There are also some good threads about what to keep in mind when applying to the incubator.

Personally I'd take a course like that immediately, to improve my German.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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If such a course ever comes out I will bake a Schwarzwälder Kirchtorte for every member of the team.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teukkam
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Kirch- oder Kirschtorte? ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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Na Kirsch natürlich, meine Autokorrektur-funktion scheint irgendwie ziemlich religiös zu sein! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/teukkam
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Hello, I am fluent in both Swedish and German and think this is a good idea. If this gets started I might be able to participate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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I like the idea that there would be a course German => Swedish as well as Swedish => German courses. German is the third language in the Swedish schools, and almost all Swedes has been learning German at some point in their lives (me included). I chose German in school in 6th grade only because there were no Spanish at my school that particular year. I'm don't know so much German, but I can understand some texts in German, at least a little bit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YoungSpice94

So You know englisch already and just did the course to learn Swedish, or no ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/echtnurich
echtnurich
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I know English at a level, at which I am mostly limited by my vocabulary. For example I associate Halsduk with Halstuch/Schal, but I have to look up the word scarf.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HansLovesIce
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I am not native in either German or Swedish. However I would cerlainly like to help out in betatesting if the course would become a reality. I trust it would help me in improving both my Geman and Swedish knowledge.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MetroWestJP
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I would definitely take the Swedish for German course, once I finish the Swedish for English one.

8 months ago
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