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Any plans to add speaking exercises?

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, .....

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