Duolingo in Uzbek
I have been requesting an English course for Uzbek speakers from Duolingo for a year now. Uzbekistan is expanding in number of English learners year by year. The difficulty is for learners who speak nothing but Uzbek, so they try to learn English mostly in 'English for Russian speakers' course.
By creating the requested course, most Uzbeks would be able to learn English (and later other foreign languages) directly instead of making it a long way through Russian.
I've applied for the course many times, but it seems we need more attention by the Duolingo staff. So if you're a native Uzbek who speaks proficient English, then help create the course. Vote and comment asking for the course, please!
Personally I would love an Uzbek course (as well as courses in many other Turkic languages). The Turkic languages are my favorite languages of all.
I recommend reading this as to how to request the course. However it seems Duolingo adds languages based on their own agenda (which usually involves popular languages in the real world as well as languages that have a large PR pull), with little regard to what the userbase actually wants. So sadly I cannot say I can see an Uzbek course in the near future. :[
For now, you can promote the Uzbek language on platforms like TinyCards. (I do this for Uzbek and many MANY other languages.) You could also start an Uzbek course by posting lessons on the Discussions. Users such as Freyja2112 and Woof. have done this for Icelandic and Thai, respectively. The most popular unofficial course is Slow Finnish by Zzzzz.../Mari. It was a really well done course, which is something you could create too. (I'd create one but I'm not fluent in Uzbek... yet.)
Omad yor bo'lsin/Омад ёр бўлсин!
Edit: I realized this is requesting English for Uzbek, however what I said about how Duolingo makes courses still stands, unfortunately. You could still promote English for Uzbek by making TinyCards decks for learning English in Uzbek.
Thank you for the support! Although I've requested the course many times, it seems impossible to me too to create the course in the short run.
And the unofficial course on Discussions is something to think thoroughly and I'll do keep this in mind.
It's great pleasure to me to vote. I wish duolingo added languages for Uzbek speakers. It will be momentous time when they add courses. I reckon there are many uzbek people who want learn languages via Duolingo. Good luck!
As I know there are amount of Uzbek people who want to improve their English by Duolingo. It will be Great news for our nationality if you also add Uzbek language! Support you guys
I am definitely in favour of this. As an uzbek (ethnically bashkir/russian, I only speak russian) I am aware of the issues young people can face when attempting to find better lives overseas. This course will help many and I really hope for it to become a reality.
Yes I want this course very much. I can't learn english in russian language