Are there any plans to add Swedish stories in the Story section in Labs? It would be great to have something to move onto / towards. Tack så mycket.
Stories are handled exclusively by Duolingo HQ, which means that we here don't know, and also unfortunately that the most likely answer is "no".
Ah, I did not know that this form was NOT going to HQ. That is a shame, but I suppose they can only do so much. It seems that the way forward would be to find a way to throw it open. So anyone can enjoy writing a story. Others will correct the grammar etc and others can practice by reading it. It would be good to have things to read that use the words and grammar in Duolingo, and it would be interesting to see comments and corrections.
So far, I found the Swedish team did an excellent job teaching us words and phrases that are used a lot. I'm watching tv series and the nyheter på lätt svenska via www.svtplay.se and find it so rewarding to be able to read (subtitle) and hear so many learned words and phrases.
Yes! Me too! I watch Swedish TV shows like Bonusfamilj, Bron, Beck, Spring Tide... many more. I love how much I can understand now that I am level 15! They are on Netflix, Hulu, and MHz Choice. It is also fun to read 8Sidor online.
I can't watch svtplay because I'm located outside Sweden. I haven't found any free VPN's that include a server in Sweden so not sure how to access to the content :(
I'm also outside Sweden, and can watch only some programs. Nyheter på lätt svenska is very good.
I'm in the Netherlands, so it may also be different per country, but I could watch the Arne Dahl series, Pippi and some others.
I'm from the Netherlands as well and able to watch Nyheter på lätt svenska.. So maybe it's indeed a country problem..
If you don't know it, you might enjoy Polyglot Club - it has a facility to do basically that.
A tip for reading in Swedish: one can find many bilingual (English-Swedish) books of short stories in Amazon.com. They are not expensive. Another fun way to read: buy a Swedish bestseller (for example, the series by Viveca Sten) from a second-hand bookstore (Amazon.com) and also the version of that same book translated into the language of your choice (English, for example). Then start reading the Swedish version, consulting the English version every time you get stumped. Laborious, but highly gratifying! Hope these comments help.