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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

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?

March 15, 2013

47 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gustav46

I agree that Duo should have some viable option that actually works better to find friends who might be learning the same language you are. For many of us Facebook is not an option, because many of those people are just observers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

Moreover, some people don't use Facebook at all. I don't, for instance.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gustav46

Olimo - You're not the only one. Just put it in as a reference. You always have good comments.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yxxc68

I am in China, no access to Facebook nor Twitter unless you learn to "climb the wall".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BonyTony1

In my opinion, you’re missing nothing!

I don’t trust facebook in the slightest with my personal info and a bit like Trump, Twitter seems pointless....

I’m hardly mainstream though at 74, most folk my age haven't even heard of computers! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Whay does u mean "climb the wall"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yxxc68

Some people with the necessary IT skills know how to go over the "block" to still have access to Facebook in China.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laughoutloud12

Si! Eu acho que duolingo realmente deve ter essa opção, porque seria a maneira mais fácil. De qualquer forma, duolingo ainda é grande.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeMinogue

A very good comment.

None of the people I have on my Facebook page are interested in learning any languages.

Why is it not possible to find other learners, at a similar level, throug Duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gustav46

Mike - Maybe it will be after Duo. does a little tweaking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cloudhorizon

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!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

If u r willing to have further portuguese practice, i have skype


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cloudhorizon

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!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

There are people whom I follow (and yes you are there :-)), but I am also curious about who follows me. Just a whim.

You must be right about bringing new users, but I don't think that finding friends among those who are already here can do any harm.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laughoutloud12

hey olimo! u should follow me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fooey

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laughoutloud12

luv it! thx! do u use it? what language r u learning?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fooey

Just started Spanish today. Yes, I used it when I played a flight simulation game with an online squadron. Had 15 -20 people on it at once. Works very well. User needs a headset with mic and download free program and install.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/papercrane

Agreed, I would really like an option like that.

[cough If anyone's doing French and looking for friends: feel free to add me! I'm aiming for a fast pace, though... just so you know! :)]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Im taking french lessons on duolingo. Mais je ne parle pas beaucoup de choses. Je peux comprendre quelques choses que je lis, mais ajouter les mots pour parler avec des autres je pense que c'est très difficile pour moi. Avez-vous skype?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/papercrane

Sorry, but I'm afraid my french is nowhere near good enough yet. But I hope you'll find someone else, good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

As you wish... but if u'd like to practice spanish, french, or portuguese,feel free to ask :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sykorka2

Added both of you:)) hahah excellent - Paulenrique, i understand what you said in French but wouldnt yet know how to answer - will learn quick though :))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coffeemomcrafts

I also would like to find friends on duolingo who are learning French and who are at my level, which is Basics!!! And someone who is more advanced who can gently help me with questions.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

J'étudie le français pendant peu de temps, mais je peux parler quelques choses. Qu'est-ce que vous pensez? Avez-vous skype? Quelles langues vous parlez?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coffeemomcrafts

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Sorry. But i hope u have gud studies :) and reading is a gr8 way to learning. Any help just ask. Try to find books in order to help u go deeper on your studies. That will be necessary!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pancakes321

I am a girl who is taking Franch my name is pancakes321,.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBK25

Hi, I am also learning French, I'm on Basics 2 just now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBK25

Sorry, I don't :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coffeemomcrafts

I'm on Basics 2 also. First I need to figure out how to follow people. I'm not always quick with the technology stuff.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

:) thats not that hard. On duolingo you click on the person u wanna follow, then u click to add as a friend. On skype just type his email or skype address.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CBK25

If you click the name of the person you want to follow you'll be taken to their page. On their page there will be a blue button with "add friend" on it, click on it and you will be able follow that person. Hope this helps.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laughoutloud12

true. but i dont really know what other people's names. plus i would want friends on the same level as me. I am on level 6,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yxxc68

I just started learning French here, no other languages. However, I got email notifications that 2 people are following me, but they are both learning Spanish. I don't quite understand why is so.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Maybe they liked your pic hehe.... but its better to look 4 ppl u have things in common with.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yxxc68

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

I speak some english, spanish, french and portuguese native. If u want some practising......


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cloudhorizon

Dude, I'm having the same thing happening to me, both of them learning Spanish too. Its really strange not knowing why. :P But its okay, your stream will only update with their progress if you add them back! (but you probably already knew that) :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Hehe... its impossible to add everybody who starts following us... or else our stream get filled up!!! And thats not good...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bassethund

I have the same problem as olimo and could use some followers. If any one wants some competition/motivation/encouragement feel free to friend me. I am at about 5000 on German (my only language I am working on) and level 12. Thanks,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabbyn10

exactly i dont even get on fb anymore and i want to search for more people and add them but i cant because of that so that is a very good point!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oohkarajo

I need native spanish speakers! I am studying abroad next summer and need help! Skype: karajo.

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