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What is this "Real world practice"

Jack.Elliot
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I just saw this under the Strengthen skills what is this all about this Real world practice ?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
Puddleglum
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It takes you to a random immersion article and it highlights words that you can strengthen (though that happens in immersion anyway). It's just a quick way of finding an immersion article. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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Thanks for such a great explanation that I can understand easily.. I do like the translations in the Immersion but do not have the confidence just now to attempt any translations... so all the best Jack

here are some Lingots for such a nice post

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
PatriciaJH
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Go for it, most people start at level 8 or 10, so you're more than due! And other people will edit your translations, so it's not like your errors will hang around for all time. Of course, neither will your deathless prose.

See the Immersion Community Guidelines: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/984423

and there's a guide on the navigation widgets, if you're not the sort of person who just plays with all the buttons and open all the menus to see what they do: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1276245

Avoid articles with a history of 60 edits each on the first three sentences. Those may be edit wars, or it may be articles where the grammar is actually dire, but which have been rated as "easy", so lots of new translators come to grief. Or both.

Commenting your changes can prevent edit wars.

Check the "discussion" tab; it will have a number on it if anything has been written.

Find people whose work you like, follow them, and check which articles they're translating. It can wind up being a very rewarding collaborative effort, and other people's choices of articles can really widen your world.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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Thank you for such a lovely interesting post which I will write out by hand onto my notepad so as to fully understand. most of my time is on the Polish course ... which are not just yet in Immersion..... When I started, French and German, translation was part of the lessons this was in 2012 and before Immersion was created......

Thank you and I am indeed grateful and so a symbol I post a few Lingots in your direction..

All the best Jack

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipBur12
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Try immersion. Start by just proof reading and find something that doesn't seem quite right - then try to improve it just a little. Once you start getting a few upvotes your confidence will improve.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

I study spanish, which is my native language. But it's well known that I can do a better job translating from English to Spanish. However, when I go to the immersion page, all that it shows is articles in Sp to be translated into Eng. How can I get the stories in English that I can translate into SP? thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
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Go to your language settings and select the English for Spanish speakers course. Their immersion allows you to translate the other way. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

I have another question: I have my students follow me so I can check their progress in Spanish. However, there is one of them who works and his activity doesn't reflect in my activity tab. Is this something with his settings? I look at his cellphone, and he can se what I did yesterday in English. But I can't see what he did this morning!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pianorulz

Are you following him? I think you only get notifications of someone's activity if you follow him, even if he is following you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElainaMc1
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I can't find the "Immersion" link today.. anyone else having this trouble?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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it happens from time to time

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElainaMc1
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It's working now.. thanks Does Dutch not have flashcards?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbm345
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I have a friend who has just joined Duo and wants to do the immersion practice. Is there any way for her to do this, since she is one of those who does not have the immersion button?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyEngland

I don't have the immersion button on my home page. Is it still possible to do immersion?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abrilita723
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Okay, this may be a dumb question... but I'm done with the Spanish course (yay!) and I want to do immersion. I never see any links to get there? (I saw that others have asked this but I don't see any answers) TIA!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbm345
jbm345
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That's not a dumb question at all! It seems that many, many people now do not have the immersion tab. Here is a link that will take you to an easy level article. https://www.duolingo.com/translation/59fe2d6f048b47cdac27ad948321cc07 I don't know if you will be able to go from that to other links or not. However, on your activity page (under the activity tab) you can click on the blue hyperlink of whatever articles other people are working on and it will take you to each of those. I hope this helps.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbm345
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One other point, when I finished my Spanish tree, I thought I was finished with the course, but I found out quite a bit later, that I was only just beginning. You keep working on it and going to higher and higher levels.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abrilita723
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Thanks for your helpful replies! Here's a lingot!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbm345
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Thanks. I wish you success in your practice. If I can help anyway, I'll be glad to do so.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyEngland

I'm finding the articles very helpful. Since I'm fairly new with the Spanish course, it's going slowly. But I'm learning!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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Is it a way of introducing translation like in a lottery ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Immersion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
Jack.Elliot
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Such a nice word "Immersion" it was what we used to call our boiler when we used to lived in our wee council house.. however, because we are on the Duolingo discussion board I can infer that it is that lovely place for those "translations and so that "this world practice" is yet another way of entering the immersion place...

so sometimes a one word answer can say it all and yet leave so much unsaid......

I thank you for pointing me in the right direction and in gratitude give you some Lingots......... all the best Jack

4 years ago