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

When will Danes get the chance to learn English?

It's not up for me to judge what languages are important, less so than others, but I've been wondering; how come the Anglo folk learn Danish, but not the other way around?

I get that some areas might have heightened their perception about the lands, cultures and yet again languages, to learn English without the need of a learning platform such as Duolingo, but it would be a kind of neat and needed feature to help those not so fortunate up in the Scandinavian countries, to gain some knowledge about the subject at hand.

I've also tried looking at the incubator, which had some delicate information regarding the matter, but it too seems gone with the wind. Is it to much to ask that we get English all the way?

July 10, 2019

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

It's probably simply due to a lack of contributors. The Danish from English course is suffering from neglect in that department, so I doubt Duolingo can rustle up enough contributors to get an English from Danish course up and running. The perception (right or wrong, although my experience says it's more right, even in some of the more out-of-the-way areas) that Danes and other Scandinavians already generally have passable to excellent English probably doesn't help.

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelGre543747

My understanding is that Danes consider it so important to learn English that children now begin to learn English in first or second grade (rather than fifth grade a generation ago). I lived in Denmark for almost half a year, and I never met a Dane who could not speak English. I think there simply is not a market for a Duolingo Danish-to-English learning tree because the learning already happens in the schools.

August 3, 2019
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