Duolingo Stories (Beta), German
I would love to have "...Stories" in German. Has the Spanish and Portuguese been successful enough to launch German? Please shed any light on this as you can. I have been extremely grateful for the German tree I am working on. I am half way through and need to make plans to expand my fluency. I am entertaining going with another program like Rosetta Stone or the myriad of others available out there. I don't wish to DEFECT, as you will. But I fear I will be topping out of the limited German tree here at Duolingo. Is the Duolingo Plus available for German yet? Thank you.
I hope to look forward to stories being available in Polish as well. (We can always hope/ dream : ) )
Powinienem napisać dla ciebie po polsku historię
and here is your flower which is shared with the new Scotland (Nova Scotia) .
here are some stories in German
Nice idea. But as I told you in another post, it would be good to revise your texts a bit, because there are formal and spelling errors in every short rhyme or story, which could confuse a beginner (not a native speaker). It´s because you offer them to learners and they shouldn´t read texts with errors.
One example for spelling errors are the German 'Umlauts' (ä, ö, ü), which are important for the understanding and pronunciation.
An example for a formal error is:
Sie sagt: ,,Die Suppe schmeckt nicht!"
No need to use the exclamation mark after the colon here.
I will edit once I get a chance
thank you for this kind comment
all the best I am off to the mountains
Hier ist auch einige Kindergeschichte
I'm hoping they expand the stories into German, although for the time being I'm using German news ( tagesschau.de ) to look at some native German language. There's usually words that I don't know, so I use Leo Dictionary ( dict.leo.org ) to help me through, and Google Translate if I'm completely stuck. I hope this helps you!
I would also like to see the stories in German. So far, I've read a couple of the Spanish ones. They were fun.
I'm using Memrise, Busuu and Lingvist alongside Duolingo, I was told about Rosetta Stone before, has anyone used it?
I homeschooled my children and used Rosetta Stone with my children for German. Here are some of my impressions of it. These are neither good nor bad, just my impressions.
- It is an immersion program
- there are little to no grammar lessons which wasn't a big deal for us since I was acquainted with the grammar
- I believe it has released a new edition that has updated features, but I believe there are still no grammar lessons
- as with any immersion program you simply must try to make word substitutions. The sentence is "I have a ball." How would I say, "I have a rock ... a hat ... a blah blah?"
- it is expensive
- although we never used it, I believe you can have online conversations with native speakers
- if you complete it, I believe you will have completed the equivalent of an American freshman and possibly sophomore college level. THEY may say it is higher.
- it is very useful for vocabulary
I've thought about digging our older version out ... IF I still have it. My last child has already been out of college for two years so it is entirely possible that I sold or gave it away.