Duolingo German --> Swedish

I applied to participate in developing a Swedish for German speakers course a couple of weeks ago. I got an automatic standard reply that the developing team might contact me if there is a vacancy on the team.

I am pretty confused by that answer: It sounded like there already is a developing team but that they already have enough people? I didn't want to join an existing team (since as far as I know there isn't one for German--> Swedish yet?) but start a new one.

Does anybody know if this team actually already exists? If it doesn't and this is a misunderstanding is there any way to contact people on Duolingo to tell them that I actually wanted to start a new team to develop that course?

Danke und tack så mycket for your answers!

March 6, 2017


I would be happy to see a Swedish course for German speakers! Please keep annoying them until they give you the permission to build the course ;)

March 7, 2017

I'm pretty sure that answer is sent out regardless of the number of people having applied, so it doesn't really say much to answer your question.

I'd be very happy to see that course live, and to help out as well, but my German is not quite native-level enough that I feel I should apply.

March 7, 2017

As much as I would love to see it, I doubt it will happen. There are only three languages to learn from German. If another is added, I would expect it to be something like Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Turkish. Ger-->Swe sounds wonderful, but unrealistic. But don't let that discourage you, if you want to make it, make it! Prove me wrong, let the power of spite move you to newfound heights of motivation.

March 12, 2017

I think it could be quite possible to get a combination like that started – for the right person or group of people. It'd take a lot of persistence though, just applying through that form won't be sufficient.

March 12, 2017
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