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Opposite Courses

Hi everybody:) I was on the "Add a New Course" section the other day because I wanted to see if they had an opposite course because I have heard that if you do the opposite course that you're doing, it will help you. But when I looked, there was no course for a Swedish-speaking person learning English, which is the opposite of me. Does anybody know why this is and if that will change soon? Sorry if I seem kind of impatient, I promise I'll wait as long as it takes :) Tack så mycket :)

2 years ago

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Does anybody know why this is

Because Duolingo didn't decided to have it created yet.

if that will change soon?

Last time I heard about that (but it's long ago, before the release of Duo Schools for example), they didn't plan to create such course with one of the reason being that graduated from the Swedish school system, Swedish native speakers have a high level in English, so no real need for Swedish native speakers to have such course.

2 years ago

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Oh I didn't think of that. Thank you :)

2 years ago

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... Just too bad for us all "Swedish from English" learners who would have liked to exercise this way too :) ....

2 years ago

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And the other reason is that there is no Swedish interface for Duolingo, and they don't have time to add new ones.

2 years ago

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they don't have time to add new [interfaces].

I don't think it's the reason: the Tamil and Benagli interfaces are currently under construction (together with the first course respectively for Tamil speakers and Bengali speakers) and have been recently added.
Creating interface is made by volunteers creating the course, not by staff. So if Duo was up to add any course for Swedish speakers, then the volunteers of this first course would translate the interface.

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That's the reason I've been given, but sure, it could certainly be wrong.

2 years ago

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It's more probably that staff doesn't think it's worth the time it'll take to volunteers to translate all the interface and to create the course and, the time it'll take to staff to overcome issues that'll appear (as with the creation of any course).

2 years ago

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My five year old daughter is trying to learn English on Duolingo. But she has to do the reverse Swedish from English course, so she is missing out on the English pronunciation. I hope Duolingo change their mind soon.

2 years ago