Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/magickman

Best way to support languages in the Incubator?

magickman
  • 16
  • 15
  • 12
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2

Hey all!

So I'm really excited to hear that an Irish course is being put together on Duolingo. I think it could really become a key online resource for learning the language.

With regards to the incubator more generally, what is the best way for users to support languages in the incubator during the early stages? I know a few words 'as gaeilge', but don't have the standard to actually contribute to the course directly. For non-contributors, what's the best thing they can do to help the new languages along?

Big thanks to all the Duolingo staff and the users who are contributing to all the new languages!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh, mo cháirde.

4 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

The best way to support as a community member is to do the course when it goes into beta. Giving feedback during that time improves the course for everyone! Also, letting your friends know about the course :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magickman
magickman
  • 16
  • 15
  • 12
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2

Thanks Christine, I had a feeling that was going to be the most likely answer. :)

I remember submitting a lot of feedback/corrections when I first did Spanish on Duo (back in the days of the old owl). Hearing the announcement about Irish has got me back on and working on my Spanish tree again - it's great to see that all those corrections we submit have an effect. The course is a lot smoother easier to use than I recall!

Guess I'll just have to wait eagerly for Irish and keep up with my Spanish. :D

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Yes! They definitely make an impact. Thanks for the reports :) I'm really happy to hear that you're excited for Irish. And thanks for all your support!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
MDoulos
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10

I'm very interested in seeing Russian produced. I messaged 32 facebook friends who are Russian and asked them to check out the site and potentially contribute. Best way I know how to help! Maybe find Irish friends and get them interested? I'm really interested to see some suggestions from other users.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magickman
magickman
  • 16
  • 15
  • 12
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2

I've already mentioned the Irish course to a few people who might find it interesting. I guess for Duolingo it's an interesting case study in how Duo works with a minority language.

Russian is also on my list of languages I want to learn. My partner speaks it fairly fluently but so far we've concentrated on Spanish. As of right now I can swear in Russian and that's about it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
annika_a
  • 22
  • 17
  • 17
  • 16
  • 11
  • 11
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

I assume you can't help out (except with telling everyone you know about the upcoming course and about Duolingo in general!) until the course is moved to the beta stage of the Incubator. Then you can take the course just like any finished one, and have fun spotting errors and suggesting not yet accepted, yet correct, alternative translations. When one of your suggestions is accepted, you get an email, so you can track how useful you are to the contributors!

4 years ago