Thanks to all contributors
Many thanks to all involved in getting Duolingo Latin off the ground. It's a work in progress, but it is definitely going to be amazing.
BENE FACTUM : )
The number of people here super excited about the addition of Latin gives me hope. I teach Latin at a liberal arts school that doesn't value the importance of it, our enrollments are low, and we have to justify offering it by talking about "improved test scores!" and how it "looks great to law schools!" It's wonderful to see a group of people this enthusiastic about getting the opportunity to explore the language for the sheer fun of it.
And another THANK YOU! Very great work!! Since I know there will come Latin on Duolingo (nearly 1 year) i'm counting the days and i also inscribed to let Duolingo send me an invitation as soon as it starts (15.09.) but casually someone wrote me a message that it already started, what a luck!! I'm so glad to be able to learn Latin on Duolingo! Thank you guys!
ohhh now would that not be a dream :D
I have this idea I am working on with others. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33430664
is the first attempt to create additional resources around stories.
Could you be interested in doing something like that for other stories/languages, where there are stories ?
Or perhaps use a template such as that and create your own short stories between source and target languages, and include enriching information such as talking about one or up to three grammar topics that the content of the story could be exemplifying ?
Courses that have stories
- Spanish for English: 192 stories (111 full stories) divided in 19 sets
- Portuguese for English: 152 stories (87 full stories) divided in 15 sets
- French for English: 144 stories (89 full stories) divided in 14 sets
- German for English: 124 stories (69 full stories) divided in 12 sets
In total there are 114 different stories.
So you could also translate a cluster of these 114 stories into a different target language.
I tried to take Latin for over twenty years and it was NEVER OFFERED at the post secondary institutions I was attending (even though many of them listed it in the catalogue) SO HAPPY to get this chance to learn. Latin is the mathematics of language and will make learning all other languages easier! THANK YOU!