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Precedence for language institutions

As you may know, many countries have official or semi-official institutions to regulate, preserve and teach their official languages.

I am a little impatient about learning Slovene, and none of 2+ million Slovene speakers seems to care to add Slovene course. So I've sent emails to people at Centre for Slovenian.

If they respond positive, would they have precedence to participate on the incubator?

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen
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How do you know nobody stepped up and applied to be a contributor? From what I read in the forums, people apply, but receive Duo's OK after weeks or even months.

From my experience, it is impossible to get something done by asking other people to invest effort so they accomplish it for you. It just never happens. People have to really want it by themselves, otherwise they just ignore you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atillac

I don't know, just guessing, because I haven't seen single Slovene on forums.

Apparently duo admins decide by looking at the number of applicants and try to please most people at the beginning. And in this process they choose them by their English, or any other target language, skills.

If we wait this process for all languages we are going to wait quite along time. I've asked to those people because they already teach Slovene to immigrants and foreign students. Having a tool like duolingo would dramatically improve their success rate. They will give their 1 month to duolingo and they will have this tool forever. This might interest them.

PS: checkout this video to see how duolingo is used in classrooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGNL9YVXgE

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1238723
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Here is a link to the primary discussion for people interested in a Slovene (Slovenian) course on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11160209

Here is a link to the facebook page in support of Slovene (Slovenian) on Duolingo: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465431640306112/

Here is a link to the discussion on how to request a language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuLi1_9
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well, if interested and "suitable" people to contribute to the Slovenian course Duo will more than likely add it to the incubator! Personally, I am also very interested in Slovenian :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1238723
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Here is a link to the primary discussion for people interested in a Slovene (Slovenian) course on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11160209

Here is a link to the facebook page in support of Slovene (Slovenian) on Duolingo: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465431640306112/

Here is a link to the discussion on how to request a language on Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I'm pretty sure if Duo gets an application saying it's someone from the institution that regulates that language they're definitely going to take it seriously.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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The real question is why would language experts do pro-bono work?

I also don't see any real reason to give precedence to them, sure they may be experts but will they really have the time to work on such a thing when nobody is paying them. They may take many months if not years to finish something that ordinary moderator or contributors could do in less time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grumpycat1
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because these people are paid for spreading and PR-ing their language and culture?

Slovakia, as poor as it is, also invests some money and teachers to teach Slovak...and there are 5,4 milions of people here

EU has funds for language teaching, too....countries just need to ask the right bureaucratic way

4 years ago