they should add stories to all languages.
If they did that, then I would love it. I think the stories are really helpful-and fun!
I'm working on a complementary website that will support community translations of the stories. It's not too far away.
If someone who understands both Indonesian and Spanish/French/German/Portuguese wants to translate them, then yes. Actually, they wouldn't necessarily have to know one of those four, they could translate from another language as long as someone has already provided a translation into that language.
Although it would take a lot of time and hard work making them, I do indeed think it would be beneficial and helpful. Hope they make stories for Korean soon!
Top priority should be to finish existing languages to a satisfactory level. Vietnamese needs a lot of work and one person posts stories in the Vietnamese Discussion for which I am grateful. Only problem is you have to quickly Follow it or the nattering nabobs of negativity send it into oblivion. Not being as popular as this area, there are not enough people to counter the 3N's.
Well, making the stories takes time, because they not only have to write the stories down, they need to make questions and get voice-overs too. It would be nice, but I would rather have resources go into other stuff. Though adding it to two or three popular languages on Duolingo would be nice, as long as they are not rushed.
I really hope they are secretly doing this for every top 10 or 12 languages they have at the least (or at least plan to).
Actually the most studied language on DuoLingo still doesn't have stories: English.
Even from Spanish. Duolingo has pivoted to China, as it is the largest market for ESL learners. If you've noticed, most of the languages courses they've added recently are languages that can be learned through Chinese
Yeah that would be great, but it would require that Duolingo actually listen to their userbase. Given the course of Duolingo over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath.
That would be great. When I was taking French courses in college I ordered some children's books in French and they were helpful and fun. Children's books use simple language, so it's good for our rudimentary skills.
yeah but if there were stories for people to practice with, it would save them money and labor in the future
definitely. i'm learning swedish and i think it would really help if they made stories for my language.
Absolutely, I think this would help people get used to reading/speaking the language they are learning. Good idea :)
It does not have to be fairy stories although they are wellknown.
Previously I gained A1 through the Università di Siena who do a great audiovisual course for Italian learners.
I have also used "Instant Italian" by Elisabeth Smith who bases her course on the acquisition of 379 words!
Any form of supported written dialogue is handy to get into the language.
I admire duolingo because it is helping me to get to grips with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
That would be awesome! Does anyone have stories for Italian or Indonesian, even unofficial stories? Stories should be more prioritised.
I agree. I really want to read stories in Russian and Hebrew too.I send requests but so far nothing.I didn't hear from them for about 3 months.This is madness.
I totally agree with this. I made a post last year about stories in Chinese, the most spoken language in the world (even more than English). It's annoying how they have so many more features for much less-spoken languages (like French, with the podcast as well). And the fact that they added Klingon and other fictional languages before the most spoken language in the world is seriously messed up, in my opinion.
Go here to see my post about stories in Chinese.
I really enjoy the stories as well.... and surprised to see that they are only in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. I think they help get the feel for the flow of the language.
It would be awesome, but unfortunately most courses are volunteer's courses, and I don't think the volunteer have the time to make stories in addition of the course, that would be too much work...
I am working my way through the German stories. I try to do one or two a day and like they way they get more difficult with progression. I also have a number of simple short story books in German that I got from Amazon Kindle. you are given a few multiple choice questions to answer at the end.
totally agree !! i just found out when i saw my friend learned with story mode .
I had no idea about stories until this weekend ( I mean I'm sure I heard of it but it never clicked) because the language I was giving my focus to doesn't have stories so I never saw the option until I switched to French. To get all the stories at once would be a huge undertaking, I'm glad the few languages that do have them have been put up and look forward to reading more stories.
I would love some language in context for every language but I am currently obsessing with Danish so I would love stories or articles in Danish. If not, then maybe Norwegian.
I have been doing Duo French and Spanish specifically because there are stories/dialogues and now podcasts. I have been thinking of choosing my next Duo language from the list of languages that offers stories/ dialogues/ history or whatever option showing the language in use at a level that I can figure out from my Duo studying.
you're learning soooo many languages! that's so cool! i'm just learning Swedish.