Duolingo Dutch TinyCards collection (Beta release)
The complete TinyCards collection for the 'Dutch for English speakers' course based on Tree 2.0 (123 skills) is now available here: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/collections/EF2VYBx/duolingo-dutch-course.
I will keep the 'Beta release' status for a while, until the cards get validated by sufficient people. Feel free to post here any corrections or suggestions.
The collection is also available on Memrise (https://www.memrise.com/course/2021916/duolingo-dutch-course/). The Memrise release includes additional information, such as IPA pronunciation, type of word, and noun genre, but lacks the spoken pronunciation. Note that any changes will be added first to the TinyCards decks.
Thank you, Christopher. Your lavish present is much appreciated. I appreciate even more the votes to the first post. They increase its visibility and, in the end, make more people aware of the collection's availability.
Please reformat the first two Dutch TinyCards lessons.
I've been trying the TinyCards collection, and the first two units are, in my opinion, useless for learners. The first one makes you type back long sentences, a task which I found extremely difficult. The information about Dutch is interesting and good to know, but the format of completing a long sentence as an answer is unnecessarily difficult. The second one tests people on learning the names or "handles" of individual course contributors. I think both of these "lessons" should just be replaced with text panels providing this information rather than trying to test people on their grasp of them.
Hi Erik. Thank you for the feedback. The first two decks are not meant to be learned. The units, known as skills in Duolingo, start with the third deck. So in this sense the first two are useless.
I had to create them in order to have the proper covers for the collection. TinyCards generates the collection's cover from the covers of the first two decks. The collections published by Duolingo do not seen to have the same requirement.
Initially I've tried to hide them, but doing so hid the collection cover as well. Since they had to remain visible, instead of leaving them empty, I thought to dedicate the first to a short introduction to the course, and the second to the credits owed to the people and tools that made this deck possible.
It's not possible to prevent the users from studying these cards if they want to. Your remark was useful, as it reminded me to remove the typing tests and spare others the same unnecessary effort.
Thank you, Robert, for the prompt reply and explanation. I’m sorry if I seemed curt or rude. Your effort at creating this panoply of vocabulary lessons is much appreciated.
Kind regards, Erik