https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Unofficial Language Courses List

Hello everyone,

Do you want to learn one of the following languages? If so, you're covered!

All of these are unofficial courses, which you can use until the languages come out as official courses on Duolingo.


Language Author Course Link
Afrikaans Dessert-Rose Directory
American Sign Language (ASL) (Discontinued) J_J_max Directory
Amharic 1 AmharicYohan Directory
Amharic(/Ethiopia) 2 adamyoung97 Directory
Arabic Jawad-Dawdi Directory
Azeri jvdn.aze Lesson
Basque 1 crush Directory
Basque 2 otsogutxi Directory
Bulgarian RhydianDavies Post 1
Cantonese Pok Directory
Cherokee 1999Josh Lesson
Croatian 1 RogueTanuki Lesson
Croatian 2 MarinaS007 Lessons
Estonian (Small amount) ZeDocter Lesson
Finnish Zzzzz... Directory
Georgian Tamuna10 Directory
Greenlandic (Inuktitut) foroyskt Lesson
Hawaiian (Before it entered the incubator) FrenchCamille Directory
Hindi Anneysha7 Lesson
Iraq Arabic SaddamVEVO Lesson
Latin carpelanam Directory
Latvian Mirashh Directory
Lithuanian PinefrostLTU Directory
Lushootseed/Puget Salish BjornsenBjorn Directory
Luxembourgish PatrickOsa Directory
Macedonian mnedelkovska Lesson
Maltese StrapsOption Directory
Mirandese OrangeFruit Lesson
Nahuatl Deactivated User (No link) Directory
Old English HistoryCulture Directory
Persian Merakiulus Directory
Punjabi VinVinWorld Lesson
Saint Lucian Creole Patrick.- Directory
Serbian Stefan-Bundalo Directory
Slovenian (Small amount) Klemen702 Lesson
Sranan Tongo John00625 Lesson
Tagalog ryanford06 Lesson
Thai Woof. Lesson

Conlangs

Language Author Course Link
Glosa (Conlang) FirePolyglot Directory
Nubehexian ILopez20 Directory


If you come across any other Unofficial Courses, please let me know in the comments. It will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you! AP4418

January 5, 2019

57 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidvdb

Here you'll find some more/older ones. :)

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

Lingot for you!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Thanks so much, David! I'm adding a whole lot more courses from that link.

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

Actually, for Finnish, the Slow Finnish course by Zzzzz... is much better than the one you're listing. It's here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/10579104/All-the-Slow-Finnish-lessons-in-one-place

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Finnish is on now

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Thank you! I switched them.

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/antonmo

why not have both if both are workable?

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Well, the current one teaches more than the previous one. :) I could add both, but the post will get very long, and a short post with much use, I think, is better.

Thanks for the suggestion though, it is workable.
Enjoy your day!

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Brilliant! Thank you for putting this together. It's going into my "Followed" list.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

My pleasure, I'm glad you like it, Lrtward! ^^

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

Duolingo Bulgarian on Memrise

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcinM85

There was also a Persian course:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28698456
Unfortunately, it seems that it has been abandoned.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Aww, shoot. Thanks for the link, though! :D

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcinM85

Recently two new lessons have appeared in the Persian course:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30270504
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30282547
It seems that the course has restarted. I think now you can add the link to the directory to your list.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Thank you! Added. :D

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/he_47

Thanks so much. I didn't know there are so many unofficiall couses here.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredrikVC

There are more. The ones listed are all on Duolingo and there are lots of other sources out there.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WinterSoldier.

Desert-Rose you should be a moderator!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

:) I'm too young to be one yet: under 18. But thanks for the complement, though, Reese!

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTBD

I thought it was 13+ not 18+. When you apply it says "you have to be at least 13 years old to apply."

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi Aaron. Yes, that's true, but according to Usagiboy7, it has changed recently. That form probably just hasn't been updated yet. :)

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArpsTnd

Hmm, interesting, you inspired me to start an unofficial Filipino course. After several years I've finally mastered the accenting rules. But, nah, I often get downvotes.

(Btw, anyone who has FSL?)

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi ArpsTnd, do you mean you did make a course, or that you are planning to make an unofficial course?

By the way, what is FSL? I searched it up, but all I get was some kind of Software Library. Is it a Sign Language? :)

Enjoy your day!

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArpsTnd

Ah yes, I'm planning to start another unofficial Filipino course, because the one you provided was years ago, and those times I don't even know Duolingo yet. So, a newer one.

FSL is the shortened term for our national sign language -- Filipino Sign Language, but for me it seems ambiguous because there are a lot of languages that begin with an "F". It could mean French SL, Finnish SL, atl, but what I mean is Filipino.

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

That's great! I'm looking forward to your Unofficial course. :) The link will be added to this post. :D

Ah, Filipino Sign Language, that makes sense!
Man, their are many FSLs! Very interesting! :D

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xia267

Wow, so many Unofficial courses..... Hopefully all of those languages will become official duolingo courses!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Xia, that would definitely be awesome! :D But it's up to them though.

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Dessert-Rose, may I make a suggestion? Maybe sorting it alphabetically, or those that have the most lessons and/or directories and descending downward? Maybe alphabetical by language names or usernames?

:)

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Good idea! I'll do that soon. Don't currently have time. :D

EDIT: Done! They are organized alphabetically, and as there are now already 2 conlangs, there's also a separate section for the conlangs. :) Hope you like it!

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi JJ and everyone else, the languages are now sorted alphabetically. :)

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Ahh, thanks!

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ILopez20

Here is the directory to my informal course, Nubehexian (Conlang): https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30283216

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hey, thanks! I'll add it as well.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

followed, thank you. Have a lingot!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Thank you! Us users have to make do while we wait for the actual courses to be released.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Also, I've just posted the third lesson. ;)

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

(Yay! A third one!) JJ, are you planning to make a directory? That will make it easier to link to your course. :)

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Yes, I am waiting. I just wanted to wait a little bit before creating it, seeing how I only posted the third lesson 45 minutes ago. I don't want to look "spam-ish". I'll be making one shortly.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

And I'm done! The directory is here!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Thanks!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Great! It's added to the list. :D The directory is so tidy, I just love it.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ISpeakAlien

Thank you so much! I hope that all of the people who made these unofficial courses have applied to contribute to courses in the Incubator for these languages!

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J_J_max

Ah, I will when I figure out how. And when I'm more confident.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

My pleasure, Bonvole.

What's "That's their choice" in Martian? ;P

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTBD

What about the Lushootseed (aka. Puget Salish) one? https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28833879

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Added!! Thanks. :D

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArpsTnd

I won't declare my Unofficial Filipino Course yet, my time is not stable to provide posts. My exams are near, so maybe a lot of things would be on February.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

You'll be added to the list once you feel stable. I would have added you ASAP, though. Tell me when you're ready. ;)

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronTBD

Here's and Icelandic and Armenian alphabet course (I could only find these)
Icelandic:https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26371310
Armenian:https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/16805590

That's all really

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baby_Punks

Danke dir! (Thank you)

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

I don't know if this will be continued, but apparently, another person is trying to help with Persian, Dessert-Rose. I'm not saying you should add it as well (just to keep the post small), but just saying it might be worth putting up there if it continues. Here's the link.

Thanks!

Gwaugle

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Thank you Gwaugle! Once s/he creates a Directory I'll add her as well. I choose which courses are added to my post according to these "prerequisites":

  • Most posts
  • Tidiest post(s)/directory post

I'm not saying her's isn't tidy. I just told you the rules I use!
;) Thanks for linking it though!

January 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAHippo

Happy to help! As I said, I know this post is already growing so much and you wanted it tidy. Just mentioning it in case it goes on. I told them that there was already a Persian course, but they could continue. Just a warning. Happy to find you've already found my post, and happy to help!

Thanks!

Gwaugle

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

If there is a course for Nyoongar, an Australian language, or someone who could make an unofficial course, that would be great. Thanks for the list.

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abduljalil637905

urdu, pashto...... these two languages

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Hi abdul, what about them? :)

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yellowitalian

SIGN LANGUAGE omfg im dead

January 6, 2019
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