French books in Duolingo labs!
I love the concept of strengthening skills by reading books in Duolingo! I'd love to try it out, but I'm only good in French? How soon do you plan on adding books in French?
Here's what staff said on the topic:
We would love to! As is likely with any project in Labs, there is a tiny but mighty team behind it, and the staff involved use the resources available to them to test a concept. So it is safe to assume that the plan is to just keep polishing it in Spanish and Portuguese to see if Stories is successful in its goals. If it is, it could launch as a full-on feature and then expand to other languages. Also, in addition to spending resources in an experiment, the more languages we add at this stage, the more work (and time) it would take to refine it. These requests are a great sign to us though—shows us that you are excited about the feature and can’t wait to use it. =]
Wondering why Portuguese when French is more popular?
A prototype cannot be too picky. Those were the resources available to the team working on Stories when developing it
I'm really enjoying Stories and hope that it will become a full feature one day. It offers more to the intermediate learner, which is something I feel like Duolingo needs.
It seems we have to wait for them to develop Stories, it may be a lot of time. I recommend you to try http://readlang.com/ This is a website to practice and learn vocabulary while watching/listening to videos or reading things in the language you want to do it. A good website, in my opinion (I have only been using it a few days).