Learning English in English
Hi, I have some friends who would like to practice their English using Duolingo, but their native language, Urdu, is not listed. Is there a way they could access English as a native language to learn English?
Duolingo works on a translation model. Showing a sentence in English and asking them to translate into English won't work. Thomas.Heiss and MintIceCream9 had great suggestions. But English <-> English in Duolingo isn't an option :(
If they speak a different language, or vaguely understand it, they can put that they speak that language instead and find English. Hope this helped!
Best guess here presumably Hindi? It and Urdu should be close enough to make this endeavor feasible if they're familiar with the script.
They might try one of the many courses for English speakers, if they are interested in learning English while practising another language.
I learnt English in English (being from Australia), maybe this is the hard way to teach for someone has got a complex vocabulary in a different language, but I imagine that fluency would improve with constant thinking/operation in the one language.