https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

Expanding the Tree?

I don't know that much about how DuoLingo languages are created, but I was wondering if it was possible to offer even more words within a certain language. We have so many lessons already and I praise the DuoLingo crew for all their hard work, but I find myself wanting more. Does anyone know if this is possible? Does anybody want the same? Perhaps new lessons could be offered in the Lingot store (killing two birds with one stone, the other being Lingot overflow)? Just some thoughts/dreams...

July 5, 2014

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nyetovich135

I think this is a fine idea! The lessons could be in the "bonus section" of the store with the bonus skills. I know I would buy them!

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

Thanks for the support, guys. Hopefully we will have an even greater chance of getting this in the works if plenty of people show their desire for it.

July 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fyeahjasontodd

Have you tried the English for Italian speakers course? I heard that some people learn a lot more of the language they're learning after they complete their tree.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/gmj1892

How can I access this VivianLove?

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fyeahjasontodd

Click your Italian flag and choose "Add a new course." Then at the right upper part of the screen where it says "I speak English" switch it to Italian and the English for Italian speakers course will show up. Click it and choose to switch to that course. To go back to your normal Italian course, choose English again from the "I speak" section and switch back over to it and you will be back to the Duolingo you're at now.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

I haven't yet, but I have thought about it. It's something that I'm sure I'll try, but in case it doesn't work out, I'd still love to have even more lessons - or for that matter, having both options works for me too.

July 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerStripes

I love this idea! DuoLingo has a lot of work, it seems like, with updating and creating courses and maintaining others. So, they should put something like this in the Incubator. For example, the Spanish course. It is already completed, but people working on it should be able to add extra lessons to the Lingot store (with permission). If the contributors were up to the challenge, it would work well!

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kgm_7

It will definitely be added in the future! They are concentrating on adding new courses now :). Until then, carry on practicing! :)

July 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

You are sure about this? That's great! Thanks, and you too

July 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kgm_7

I am sure! Some people are only here to learn one language, so I am sure they will expand the existing content they have on the trees :)

July 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnAngelaras

Why, you have an excess of lingots?

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

I do, and I believe many other people do too. They simply accumulate so quickly and I have so little to do with them that I have too many for my own good. I give them to people here and there, but I'd like to be able to use them more productively in expanding my knowledge.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaaves10

I'm sure they'll include it in the future and evenmore. And please if you need any help to learn portuguese, tell me.

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/R-r-Leo

It is a good idea, but I think the main idea of the Duo is to translate articles (from the wikipedia and other sources) from foreign languages to English and vice versa. So, if one needs to expand vocabulary, the Immersion section allows that – it has the dictionary for more words than are given in the main course through the tree.

July 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

This is a fair statement, and, in spite of my own wishes, I agree with you for the most part. I do think, however, that Immersion could benefit from a larger tree and having one would not mean not having the other. I'm not expecting an interminable tree - just one that prepares us eve more greatly for real world sources (like music, movies, magazines) and the Immersion option itself.

July 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Grumpycat1

i have finished my german tree and Immersion is full of very complicated words and very specific, too. i tried to translate an easy article from wikipedia, but had to deduce some words......or find them in google translate....B1 level is just not enough for a passable quality translation

July 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ejordan324

Thanks for sharing. That's essentially the same experience that I've had in the past.

July 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mazdaman49

I'm trying to learn Irish. Hopefully they will add in the special courses that you want, ejordan.

July 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mazdaman49

the Irish course is almost in beta

July 8, 2014
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