https://www.duolingo.com/FilipFilip17

Any plans to add speaking exercises?

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I’m quite happy with the Greek course in its current form, but I’d like to know if there are any plans to add speaking exercises that many older Duolingo courses have? I also believe that speaking exercises help a lot in developing fluency, although I understand that the technical implementation is not easy.


Side rant: One thing that I find slightly annoying with the course is how difficult it is to complete a timed practice. It just takes a single wrong answer to make the time run out. I’ve started omitting accent marks and capital letters but that helps only a little. I guess the reason why timed practice is easier with other languages is because speaking exercises can sometimes be very quick to complete. I think I can type reasonably fast in Greek, but Greek words can be very long to write, but very easy to say. One funny example is the sentence that I got in four consecutive timed practices and that I failed each time: He is not a family man. Αυτός δεν είναι οικογενειακός τύπος. That’s a lot of letters that are not that hard to say, but take ages to type. Thank you for bearing with me.


February 24, 2017

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As far as I know, microphone/speaking exercises are only available to the core languages, not to any of the later courses that were developed in the incubator.

So no speaking for Greek -- or Esperanto, Swahili, Norwegian, Irish, Hungarian, .....

February 28, 2017
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