Stories... A missed learning opportunity
I have recently been trying to stick to the Russian course, and I am getting kind of bored of the lessons. I have learned that the Duolingo Stories feature only applies to certain languages like Portuguese, German, and Spanish. NOT Russian! If Duo is going to have stories, I think it should apply to ALL languages, not just the few I listed. If you agree, like this post or leave a comment below. Thanks! :)
I'm working on a supplement to Duolingo where the community can translate the stories into the remaining 30 or so languages, and more. I'm aiming to roll out an alpha test within a week.
I think it should apply to ALL languages.
Great idea! Why don't you get in touch with Duolingo and offer to fund development of all these courses? . . . Oh, you don't have enough money to do that right now? Well, maybe Duolingo doesn't either.
They are slowly adding Stories to languages that don't have them. Be patient.
How hard are these stories for you? Not a rhetorical question--let me know.
If they're easy, say so and we can look for something more suitable. If not, then you could try working on them until they are easy. Then ask for something else a little more difficult. There is an amazing amount of Russian material online, just waiting for you.
Yeah, Duolingo depends on volunteers to do all the work for free for the majority of languages, while keeping the millions $$$ to themselves or spending a small fraction on useless things nobody has ever asked for or likes anyway, like the recent graphic redesign. Everything for show to keep the $$$ flowing in. Meanwhile they STILL haven't made the grammar notes available in the app, which is what most users have been asking for the past 3 years that I've been around. Because let's face it: they don't care if you learn anything or not - they just want you to spend time on their platform so they can cash in.
hey don't care if you learn anything or not - they just want you to spend time on their platform so they can cash in
This business model is very popular in IT - first flowers, then fruits. :)