Thank you : to YOU all, our Duolingo community.
Thank you to ALL Dynamic Duolingoers.
On the 20th April, 2018, Duolingo posted this announcement and thank you.
Huge shoutout to the 500+ volunteers worldwide who have helped us bring new languages to all of you!
Did you know most of our courses wouldn't be possible without their amazing work? Thank you to our volunteer community!
This is a post to further celebrate the amazing work that people world wide do, that are a key part of what allows Duolingo to be able to provide quality language learning, that is fun and free for people to learn.
While also celebrating those that have contributed and are contributing to maintain and improve courses through work done in the Incubator, it is also to celebrate our Global Community.
Not just those that perform officially recognized roles, through being a Global Ambassador.
It is also our those in our community that strive to be outstanding in their interactions in this community, by embracing the intention of both Duolingos Manifesto and Guidelines, as well as advice found in Duolingo Wiki & FAQ (unofficial, but still amazing).
To do this, and make this discussion have relevance in the future, here is a list of posts of Interviews, Conversations and Stories, about this amazing community that thrives in this land of lingots and little green owls.
Thank you each of you, who are reading this, for the gift you create today through learning languages and choosing in your interactions to show kindness to others, and with patience answer others questions concerning language learning and relevant Duolingo issues, both in our discussion Forums, and in our Sentence discussions.
And to those that make informative discussions that assist others with their language learning. Each one of you are SPECTACULAR !
List of Conversations, Interviews and Stories.
- [Conversation] with Gold Contributor : Japanese for English Speakers course June 2018.
- How to Host a Successful Competition by MagicalMaya13
- Links to all Languages : a summary of only some of the great information posts others have created.
- In Conversation with Selcen Öztürk of Duolingo Turkish: http://yabangee.com/in-conversation-with-selcen-ozturk-of-duolingo-turkish/
- DuoCeleb Interview Official Archives
Meet AlexinIreland and GunnyTunes
Meet amuzulo and niskigwun
Meet bjarkehs and runem
Meet Elladus and luke51991
Meet FrankySka :)
Meet jitengore and Damascene
Meet johanneswilm and yonoleo
Meet Jojomotion & Libragold
Meet KaiEngle & Wilvandal
Meet Kippis and JanisaChatte
Meet MThoriqMalano & ckhadung
Meet odoinn & Nitram15
Meet Selcen_Ozturk and Lavinae
Meet Simius and Vortarulo
Seriously, thank you to all of you (volunteers, moderators, etc.) who made Duolingo possible and a great community to be in. You guys are awesome!!! :-)
I am so happy with Duolingo and I appreciate the hard work that everyone in the community did, so thank you very much it is so much fun. Time well invested and appreciated for along time too come.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn my two favorite languages. Hebrew and Esperanto.
I am so happy to hear this.
And I am looking forward to also really start on my learning for Esperanto.
Also, I would also like to point out the amazing things that Duolingo does for us.
In particular to the people that are behind this platform, and to allow us to share an inkling of what I have observed them do, and how they do it.
Over the years I have also been awed by the glimpses of commitment I have seen staff go to, above and beyond an ordinary 9 to 5 job. It is rare that we get to see what happens behind the scenes, yet at times I seen a glimpse through the curtain to the passion, contribution and commitment, including enormously long hours, that so many staff also put into Duolingo.
It still amazes me that it is currently only about 110 staff that are supporting and developing the platform that boasts :
16 courses in Phase 1 development
5 courses in Phase 2 Beta release
And an amazing 75 in Phase 3.
So , I would also like to do a shout out to all staff !
Duolingo Team Stories:
Right back at you LaurianaB !
You make this place better because you are a valued member of our community <3
Huge thanks to all the volunteers and staff who make Duolingo such a remarkable resource and heartwarming community. <3
Yes! Thank you Duolingo volunteers! You guys are awesome! I started out learning Spanish just because it was a high school requirement, but now I am anxious to start learning other languages as well! Muchas gracias!
Your journey in a way seems somewhat similar to mine.
Thank you for the great gifts you give to the world Sammy !
Thanks, lindakanga! You are very sweet and I am really happy to have met you in the Duolingo community!
Yes. Thanks to all that work hard on this site. Thanks to all that keep it positive, and to all the native speakers that help learners in discussions.. Grazie mille
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