Idea for duolingo - Bi-lingual chat
An idea for Duolingo - make a chat that just matches two people learning opposite languages (e.g. one learns Spanish from English and the other one English from Spanish) of similar level. Basically that's it - the idea is that each one will write in his native language and read the answers of the other one in the language he learns. This probably won't work well on the lowers levels of learning but I think it would be quite useful in the somewhat higher levels.
Every new feature adds to what a person has to learn to use the website. It also adds expense on the Staff's side. I don't know if this feature will be implemented. But, I do know that such chats exist elsewhere just a few clicks away. www.espanglishchat.com is and English/Spanish chat. :)
Wow, didn't know there are already such services and so many. though most of them chose the method of allocating time for each language and then switch, while i focused on learning to read so each one writes only in his native language, that way conversation will flow much easier too. (though the two chatters probably can do otherwise anyway) It still can be good for Duolingo, using its big users base - but not a must since there are alternatives. thanks!