New CEFR-aligned Italian course?
I notice that the French and Spanish courses (with German in testing phase now) have been radically redesigned to take learners to at least A2 level of the CEFR standard. Are there any plans to bring the Italian course into line as well, maybe using the French and Spanish courses as a model? I would LOVE to see that happen, and I'm sure I'm not alone...
Yes, they do plan on doing this as noted in their blog post on the subject. However, based on how long it takes Duolingo to do things not associated with making the website look different, it could be some time.
Don't hold your breath.
Does anyone know if there's status report or schedule anywhere, so we don't have to pester anyone about when it will be ready?
And from me.... you are not alone. I think I will probably finish the course now before it is upgraded.
Judging by the changes to the French course, I think I'd still find it worthwhile to go back and work through it again, even if I had nearly finished the tree. What I like about the new framework is that it seems a more solid teaching method. Rather than random sentences loosely connected by a theme, there seems to be more focus on building an essential skill and deeply embedding it, then expanding it bit by bit. CEFR alignment is a bonus, but I'm more impressed by how much more effective the new teaching method is.
i will definitely be going back through the new tree when it comes out. the extra knowledge and explainations put into the new spanish and french trees is amazing, so I'm assuming the new italian course will be just as good.