Finding friends option
I may be mistaken, but I thought there was an option to find friends with similar level. Now I only see Facebook and email options. Those are great, but what if I want to find new people? There should be an option to look for Duolingers.
Another question: Can I see who is following me?
I agree with you, Olimo. And this might be me being a bit of a newbie to the forums, or whatever it is you would call it...(Most of my time is spent on the iphone app version of duolingo which doesn't have all these neat topics :) ) But getting to the other side of the language and the people on that side seems to be quite difficult. To explain what I'm talking about better, I'm learning Portuguese, I have access to the Portuguese section of the site for English speakers, but I can't seem to find an easy way to navigate to the part of the site where Portuguese speaking people are trying to learn English. Today I managed to get there by luck by clicking on a topic someone who is following me created, and what I find there is a whole lot of Portuguese speakers looking to make friends and converse. I'm just wondering...why the separation? I would not mind at all being able to help Portuguese speakers with sentences in English, and writing that explanation in Portuguese. I think it would help me, and vice versa for them. Unless there actually is an easy way to navigate to that side, then feel free to ignore what I've said! (And also point me out to how to get there easier!)
I appreciate the offer! At the moment however I'm a little reluctant since I will probably be a little bit embarassed. :D Perhaps after I've gained a little more confidence I'll take on that offer. Assuming you're talking about voice chat, but if its messages/text I can try that!
The purpose of Duolingo's putting links to Facebook is to find new learners coming to Duolingo, not for us to exchange with other current Duo users. The list of your followers on your home page on the right, it is titled Leaderboard. I should be there :-) For you to have your followers showing it needs that you follow them as well.
There is a program called Teamspeak that gamers use. Any number of people can get on and talk like in a conference call. You can have seperate channels for different languages. It is a free program, just need Duolingo or anyone to be the Server. They could even have it show on their website toshow who is on which channel at any give time. http://www.teamspeak.com/ It is voice only, no camera. .......Duolingo? What'da think?
o.k.--I am just a beginner with french and have been trying to understand what you wrote. i can only get part of it. I don't have skype. I only speak English. I am unsure of the first part of what you wrote,I can only pick out words. Thanks for writing though. Its fun to read all the comments.
Exactly, either someone who is learning the same language or others who are native speakers of the language you are learning who might be of help when needed. Besides, I tried to use "French Level 7" to search for people who are at similar levels, the search doesn't really work. A healthy bit of competition among similar level learners is true fun and a good tool to help you to stick to your learning and your commitment to further progress.