Sponsor a language
If Duolingo is looking to raise a little money they should have a option to sponsor/support a language. People could choose do donate $2-$3/month for each language they want to support. Duolingo could display the number of supporters for each language or maybe show people as being supporters on the forums in some way.
That's a really good idea! Even though course contributors are volunteers, Duolingo can use the money to increase bandwidth and things like that.
They should put Finnish on here, but I don't know Finnish and I want to learn it
It's definitely more wanted than most languages, been pushed for over 3 years now.
That's an exelent idea! hashtag;voteUp
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I would love to donate money regularly like this. Not just for languages that I want to learn - also for programs that are urgently needed.
For example: a Turkish course for Arabic speakers. There are over 3 million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey today, who are struggling to make a living in an environment that speaks a very different language. A Duolingo course would make it much easier for them to find jobs & housing, to deal with local bureaucracy, etc.
I'd also love to see a general "language preservation fund" on the site, that would support an ever-expanding number of languages in danger of dying out. That way, even if a project is less popular or publicized (e.g., if it belongs to a small group of people), it still has a chance of getting resources if enough volunteers offer their services.
this will help give Duolingo incentive to do new languages!! I love it!! Might actually see popular languages like Finnish, Latin, Farsi, Te Reo, and Tamazight land a home here with a little funding ;)