https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

New Topics on the Language Tree. . .

Just me being curious: What new topics would you like to see come about on your Duolingo language Tree(s) (from any language course). And (other than the fact that the Topic is not part of the Tree)... why??

XD

September 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/sierrah20466

I think that there should be ones that have links to tv shows or music that you can listen to as a language. Or maybe having that as a lab.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

Ahh, good Idea

(Loving the profile pic XD !!!)

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sierrah20466

Thank you

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

A Slang skill or bonus skill, because I'm sure that Spanish people don't talk normally all the time.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BelgianStr

I've got one for you. ¿Qué onda? literally, what wave. Is used to mean "What's up?".

http://www.easyespanol.org/blog/mexican-slang-essentials-que-onda/

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Me gusta! Muchas gracias!

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

Well thought out ;)

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanAJR

I would really like to see a skill on world currencies as this can be very helpful for tourists who have to exchange currency. For example it would be very helpful for someone to know how to say “How many Euros can I get with 50 USD?”

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

I never thought of that before! If they did make a topic for that, at least I could walk into a foreign bank and ask them where they keep their pound notes . . . Hehe XD

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LFG183608

I'd love to see a bonus skill of famous movie quotes or maybe song lyrics.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago

Yes! Movie quotes or song lyrics from movies or songs in the language we are studying!

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

Nice!! :D

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmBrave16

I'd love that!!

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

Anything which is more related to using a language "in context", stories, real-world examples, inter person dialogs (e.g Digital Publishing language courses), didactical drilling a person to "speak" a language from day 1 / days 30/60/90 and following (and NO, this is NOT what Duolingo is doing, neither on day 1, day 90 or day 322).

Here are some suggestions from the Mondly tree topics: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23524002/Mondly-languages-added-19-new-topics-to-their-tree

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Prot194793

Took the words out of my mouth. I got frustrated on Mondly that you can only do the first section (Hello) before you have to purchase additional lessons. I think many people want to be proficient in a foreign language especially for travelling purposes, so topics like "medical emergency" "booking a hotel" "ordering food from a restaurant" would be very appropriate. I took five years of French in high school, and the finished tree is still not to the same degree of mastery I had my last year of French in school.

Also I like the idea of providing longer texts, news articles, stories, and poems to read. Maybe with comprehension questions too?

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss

AFAIK the daily/weekly Mondly lessons are also free: https://blog.mondlylanguages.com/2017/09/26/1000-free-language-lessons/

Try this Google search: "site:duolingo.com mondly".

You might find a very interesting hint in one of those found threads :-)

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Prot194793

Yes, I use the daily lessons. Thanks Thomas for sharing, and you're absolutely right. I am a little frustrated with mondly because the daily lesson is only about 2 minutes a day of free content. Better than nothing, but not as good a site as DL.

I caught your hint about typing in "mondly" and getting it free (?) I went to purchase and didn't see an offer code window or place to type it. I didn't purchase. I'll keep it in mind for later.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lfsldkjjkl

As Woof said already, Slang would be helpful af

September 28, 2017
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