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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmedtito

what's your opinion of adding a chat option

i think it's a great idea to improve our new languages by sharing

March 2, 2013

41 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loren22

only if that's a moderated chat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerryhancock

Very good point Loren - don't want to spoil an excellent site!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

My chatting experiences on other language learning sites have been negative. Too few people actually interested in learning. Without moderation/guidance/direction it ends up being the same few people saying the same old things = a social network. We already have the option of discussing lessons and/or posting on one another's threads..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anupama16

Yes, it's really a good idea.I think it would be easy to learn and communicate with native speakers through chat directly.or at least we should have conversations in the lessons itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArpitSingh

Not a good idea to add chat.Many other websites have that option and what i felt was that just attracts pervs.Maybe adding a message option is better ,because interested people can exchange contacts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stc16Harveyg

i think these are some excellent poiints guys! good job


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stc16Alexy

nice one!!!!!!!!!xxxxx :*


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stc16Harveyg

thanks for the support guys!! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherineGross

I like the idea if it is a Skype type chat. I know the words on the page, but I need to practice speaking....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmedtito

yes ammu it's agood idea.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stc16Alexy

hola mis amigos!! xxx


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iPad15

It will be filled with school children and trolls.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miatsoue

Face to face or with messages ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmedtito

With messages Say I learn Spanish and your first language is Spanish so I learn a d practice in the same site :) You get my point


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/libby-w

I think with message


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miatsoue

Yeah, that's a good idea !!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lastrtelusnet

Yessss, something along the line of skype but through Duolingo (probably old technology to you guys) would help a lot. ie native Spanish speakers speaking with folk learning to speak Spanish. Bring it on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jupiterrjazz

In addition to a chat room option, a private chat option would be nice too :) Kind of like facebooks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jupiterrjazz

I changed my mind. I don't think it's a good idea. Though private messaging I think would still be nice


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ochichorna

Es una ventaja poder elegir,la opción te da la oportunidad de elección.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ochichorna

Ya emití mi opinión al respecto.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dormouse

Sounds like it could be a good idea, but there are a couple places it could fail. Like a couple other people said, it could attract perverts/spambots/etcetera, but it could be very helpful. I'd like it if it was more geared towards a pen pal option; I'm learning Spanish and someone else is learning English, so we chat and correct each other.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dormouse

Oh, I didn't know about Lang-8! Thanks for the link.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter2108

I left LiveMocha because I got loads of spam, and it seemed half way to a dating site. The noise drowned out the signal. We can already post things to our "friends" via the stream of whatever it is a stream of. So I am presently a 'No' for this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loren22

I agree, this side should concentrate on individual studies. there are far more opportunities out there to chat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ochichornia

Iam very hapy with thes chat,so my engles is very bad,im sorry


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/libby-w

I think it's a good idea, but only if we can chat with our friends, and of coarse if french, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mirmyr

Yea. What if the chatting can only be designated to one's friends within the duolingo, so that spambots and pervs will not have access to chatting? Is this is a possibility?

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