Second Esperanto tree
I asked this question in the "Now What" thread and it wasn't answered...I guess it was buried in all the posts. I heard somewhere there is to be another tree for Esperanto. Is that so? If so, how is it coming along?
To clarify: Are you referring to the updated version of the English tree? Or are you referring to trees for other languages like the Spanish and Portuguese trees?
There has been talk of this tree, Esperanto from English, getting a re-work for a while now. I don't have any specific information, but it has been mentioned by the course creators several times on the Duolingo Esperanto Learners Facebook group.
As for other trees, Esperanto for Portuguese speakers is in the Incubator right now.
As Igvano said, there is a second Esperanto tree for Spanish speakers. I'm doing both Esperanto trees at the same time, and they are not perfectly identical (though the differences seem to be more related to the order that words are presented and the explanation notes for Spanish and English, as opposed to the two trees being entirely different). I think if you are done with the tree for English speakers and looking for more advanced material, then the tree for Spanish speakers is probably not what you want (assuming you even speak Spanish).
I think that the new skills just sort of show up in the tree and maybe the skills that have updates will need to be strengthened. We won't have to start from scratch on a totally ungilded tree.
Yes, this is what happens. I just had about 20 new skills show up in my English for Spanish-speakers tree earlier this week.
20 skills?! That's a lot. I'm doing English For Spanish Speakers too, and I'm not paying much attention to the skills, so I didn't notice a big change like that.
ISpeakAlien, the new skills may not have been shown to you yet because usually Duolingo implements the new trees in beta before making them available for everyone. Stweiss2 said that the new skills appeared this week, so this is probably the case here.
Yes, I had almost finished the entire EN -> SP tree, and then like a week ago, whoops, surprise, not anywhere close to done anymore. Heh. FWIW, that did not happen with the Spanish for English-speakers tree, which I have already completed.
To expand on what daniel said, I think it probably matters how far along in the tree you are regarding whether you get the new skills. Meaning, the reason why I may have been given the new skills is because I was already close to done with the original tree and can start working through the new skills now. Whereas, if you're still at the beginning of the tree, it wouldn't make sense to give you the new skills to test, because the course is designed where you wouldn't be able to access them until after you worked your way through the rest of the original tree.
Yeah, it's actually more than I had thought--I hadn't counted them before I posted earlier, but when I went back and checked, it was more like 30 new skills. Suffice it to say that I'll be finishing the tree in a month or two now instead of in a week or two like I would have otherwise. :-p
No, you can't, because they didn't add another checkpoint with the new skills. The last part of the tree just has like 50 skills in it now!
It's ok; there are some good skills in there, and I don't mind helping out with the testing considering how much work other people have put into it so that we could have the course to do in the first place. But still, it was just a little disappointing when all those new skills suddenly appeared with no warning, because I had thought I'd be done with the tree this week. :-p