New courses (Czech)
I would love to be a contributor to a Czech course, and I would like to know if there is anybody else with the same interest in the same languages. Here are the options I have:
German from Czech / Czech from German
Spanish from Czech /Czech from Spanish
Portuguese from Czech /Czech from Portuguese
(I can contribute to any of the possible courses mentioned above.)
If there are people interested in having those courses please post a comment saying so, and upvote.
If there are people interested in participating (contributing) in any of this courses, please say so, tell me the courses you can help with, and upvote.
If I reach 100 upvotes, I'll find a way to contact somebody that can make these courses possible (as well as Duolingo).
Thanks for your support in advance!
I think you will gain more support for your ideas in the Duolingo forums for Spanish/Portuguese/German speakers than here in the Duolingo for English speakers forum.
Go ahead and apply, you have nothing to lose. But take your time in your application, because Duolingo sets the bar high for course contributors.
I will just add my two cents why Czech from German and German from Czech course is important:
The history of Czechia and Germany (and Austria) are intertwined for centuries. It started when the Slavic tribes came from the east and pushed the German tribes further in the west. Our shared history had its peaks and its downfalls, however our present shows that we are neighbours who can cooperate (examples: car industry Volkswagen buying and supporting the Škoda auto manufacture, people from one country going to work in the other).
I'm not frustrated from the sole fact that English has become the lingua franca of the last few decades, though I do think Czech people should consider (and have opportunities) to learn the German language because it is the language of our neighbours and it is in our interest to cultivate the bonds.
If the courses will gather enough interest, I will happilly contribute as a native Czech speaker with considerable knowledge of the German language and culture (if Duo chooses me).