Which courses have you been waiting for or longing for on Duolingo?
Hi, I was just curious about this topic for a while now.
I've been longing for a Cebuano/Bisaya and Tagalog course for English speakers so I can understand some of my relatives.
I've also been waiting for a Chinese Mandarin course because I've been interested in the language.
So what languages have you been waiting for?
Finnish, seriously! (I visit Finnish Lapland fairly regularly) :-)
Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi (to complete the most spoken list) :-)
Hey, I know this is irrelevant to this discussion, but I was just interested in how you manage to learn so many languages. Obviously, it must take a lot of time; however, I was just wondering, do you ever forget some languages and how many languages would you consider yourself fluent in? This is purely out of curiosity and aspiration. Thanks.
I wish we still had streams to chat on... Anyhow:
Of course I haven't learnt them all, only completed the trees (and all of their combinations and ladders :-p). Of course I also forget them, I only do a couple of trees at a time and duo keeps bringing out new ones. But in the rare periods where I can go back to the ones I'm particularly interested in (Irish or Turkish, for example), I find that they aren't all completely lost and really enjoy refreshing them.
As for fluency: I'm only fluent in my mother tongues (English and Spanish), and to a certain extent in German (after 20 years of living in Germany, working for a German company). The other languages would occupy the complete spectrum from "I honestly believe I could become fairly fluent quite easily in them with a bit of immersion" (romance languages, Scandinavian languages, Dutch) to "bejaysus this one would take ages" (Vietnamese, Hebrew) :-)
I'd recommend learning as many as you can rather than just the popular ones. Have a go at some less popular ones like Turkish or Russian. Polish is meant to be good to and Czech is coming soon too so that's definitely an interesting one! Also I can;t recommend learning Esperanto enough! Have a read about why here: https://www.fluentin3months.com/2-weeks-of-esperanto/
Well, in English, Duolingo seems to have tons of options. I understand they don't have all the languages that they could, but they have a wide selection, and all most people will want.
But, there are courses in other languages that they don't have many in. As an example, there are only 3 courses in German. So I would like Duolingo to continue to open up the selection for all the languages they offer, and I know that'll take time.
Mandarin Chinese sounds awesome, and I would like to see that one as well!
Czech. My great grandfather lived in Czechoslovakia so I thought learning Czech would be a great way to restore all that. As well as that I've also been eager to check out Korean and see what it's like.
A course that isn't in the incubator that I'd like to see is Finnish. I've heard it's hard but I've been learning Hungarian which isn't too bad, and it looks like a cool language so I'd love to see it on DL! It'd be cool to see some English creole languages though like Belizean Creole or Tok Pisin, they interest me a lot.