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

Anyone interested in talking on Slack?

Hej! The Danish Team have done an excellent job with this course, however the hardest part of Danish seems to be the pronunciation. We have a Danish Slack group for those interested in practicing their Danish.

During the week, we chat (via typing), in the Danish Duolingo Slack group. Slack is a messaging platform, similar to Skype, however we have more options available to us. For example, we have different "channels," such as one for Danish only discussion; one for questions; one for music; one for random stuff, etc. In addition to that, we are able to pin posts that are important, and you can also "star" posts that you want to see later (such as a link or pdf file someone might share). We have a number of native Danes that help out in the group. To join, copy/paste this link and create an account...simple as that:
http://danishduolingo.herokuapp.com/

Since we chat throughout the week, I suggest changing your notification settings for the group. To do this, go to: Account -> Notifications. In there you can set it so that you are only notified whenever somebody mentions your name. You can also mute notification sounds by clicking on the up arrow by your username and then "Preferences."

On Saturdays we do a voice chat, starting at 16:00 (4pm) US Eastern Standard Time (22 CEST). The call lasts a few hours, and people can come and go, as they wish. The voice chats take place via the Dansk Sprog Discord server. During the voice calls, we usually go over a lesson plan (in English) and then practice writing/reading in Danish. Sometimes we read and translate news articles, or play a game in Danish, or occasionally watch a film in Danish. There's almost always a Dane on the call to help us out. Discord is similar to Slack, however Slack doesn't have the option for voice calls and Discord does. You can join the Discord server here: https://discord.gg/SywhmS6

NOTICE: This is open to people of ALL levels of Danish.

Time til next Voice Chat: https://countingdownto.com/countdown/dansk-group-voice-chat-countdown-clock

August 28, 2014

275 Comments


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

I wanted to say that I would be willing to sit in to get everything up and running. But I understand that it might put unnecessary pressure on you guys. Therefore I will instead suggest we get a Doodle or something going so that you guys can arrange the first Skype session :) I can also handle the administrative work, if you guys want.


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

Hey! I am once again abusing the fact that this is at the top, so I figured it'd be easier for people to see it.... I don't know. Anyway! I have been allowed to create a Skype profile that will act as a way for people to join the Duolingo group. The Skype profile is not a personal profile but it is operated by me and MrsSiebert. The profile is danish.duolingo. You can join our group on Skype by adding the user danish.duolingo and stating that you come from Duolingo. Your safety is important to us, therefore we will reserve the right to remove any people who are acting inappropriately. And even though I do not think you should be worried about this, I feel that it is my duty to at least warn you that you should always be very careful when sharing personal information online. This is why we will be using the Danish Duolingo Skype account as a man-in-the-middle. We made this Skype group for the benefit of all of us, so let's please use it for that and have fun with it. Now come join us! We have cookies.


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

Bjarke....can you sticky this discussion?


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

Abusing the fact that this is at top: Countdown for First Skype Meeting (Please correct me if this timer is wrong)


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

Haha that is brilliant! :D


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

You guys can also have Google Hangouts, which could potentially be a lot more casual since you wouldn't have to exchange user information first. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiddo-depido

No way! 6 level 25s!


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

Okay, just checked Google Hangouts...you would still need the person's name and/or email address (personally, I find exchanging Skype info as more casual, but that's just me). What I'm not certain of is this...on Google Hangouts, can you do just an audio chat without video chat? I have no one to try it out with to know. lol. Either way works for me, though...so whatever other people are comfy with, I'm okay with.


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

Ah! Okay, that works. :) Tak!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luis.andres.2305

I think text time should be on a hangout, in my opinion is better to have group convos. than skype :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/442doBeograda

Whenever hangout starts, my laptop crashes :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gothdiva1

I love hangouts. Skype has never worked well for me, but I'm a google nerd. And I'm always up for trying new things!


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

We have been using Skype the past week...I think there are like 21 people in the group already. We chat (type) throughout the week and then have the call on Saturday.


[deactivated user]

    It is only videochat, there is not an option for only audio, I am pretty sure.


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

    No, it is audio. A few people choose to turn on their video cameras, but most of us do not.


    [deactivated user]

      Oh, okay. Thank you, did not know that.


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

      Sounds like a great idea !


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

      I'm not familiar with that at all.... I will have to look into it.


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

      Yaaay, I'm completely in. I've been trying to find someone to talk to, and it's been hard.


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

      Hej! For those interested in Skyping, please fill out this poll. The times are in US Central Time (1 hour behind EST; 2 hours ahead of Pacific Time). Also, the times are just to give a general idea of when people are available. I'm assuming the Skype sessions may last longer than an hour (especially if we are watching a movie), and if they do, you are not expected to stay for the entire thing unless you wish to. You are welcome to join in at any time, so if we start at noon but you're not available until 12:30pm, feel free to join us at 12:30 then.

      Also, let me know if you prefer Skype or Google Hangouts. Tak!

      POLL I S CLOSED


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

      You should add that link to the OP so more people can see it.


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

      Good idea....I edited the OP. Tak! :)


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

      is there a way to get into this skype group (if it still exists?)


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

      It still exists, but no one really uses it any more. We primarily use the Slack group for chat (typing), and on Saturdays we use TeamSpeak for the voice chats.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Troy-Bolton

      I prefer google hangouts because I have a chromebook laptop and Skype doesn't run on it! Dang Chrome OS!


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

      Unfortunately we have a Skype chat already established at this point with over 40 people in the group. Perhaps, if there is more interest, we could organize a second Skype chat day on Hangouts.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Troy-Bolton

      Woah, you can do a chat with that many people over Skype?! Impressive! I have a PC that runs Skype now yay!


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

      The calls typically have only 10 or so people on. There can only be up to 24 in a call...but because of time zone differences, fewer than that are around. We do have over 40 in the group though, and we chat (typing) throughout the week.


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

      I'm supposing most people want to opt for Skype rather than hangouts? Either is okay with me. Seems we might have some native Danish speakers along to give us some guidance.


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

      If you guys rather that I do not participate I am fine with that. I am simply offering to be there in case you guys want some help :)


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

      Nej, nej, I meant it as a good thing. I'm glad for all the help I can get!


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

      Personally, I'm all for you joining us in the Skype. :) I appreciate your willingness to help us.

      Also, btw, I don't know who made this a sticky, but tak to whoever did! :D


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

      I figured this could do with some exposure :) Really great initiative!


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

      Tak! :) I'm really excited about the Skype session(s).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeddkara5

      I just finished my first skill and the grammar explanation is spot on. I was in Denmark the summer of 1985 and then studied the language for a short period of time thereafter. The lesson brought back some basic skills quickly. The voice is good for the spoken part. However, the first skill did not require me to speak into the microphone. I imagine that this will happen further down the line. Thanks for your hard work!


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

      Unfortunately we don't have speaking exercises, sorry! Not sure if we ever will.

      Glad you like the course so far :)


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

      Actually I was doing the skill "Pressent 1" and it asked me to speak into a mic...however, it did not pick up what I was saying really beyond "jeg."


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

      Yes it seems I was mistaken! I've inquired about it, waiting for reply :)


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

      I wonder if it is actually possible for it to pick up Danish. I want to try it :P


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

      Well, it picked up "jeg" and it picked up "jer" once or twice also, so it can pick up some words. Idk, maybe my pronunciation just sucks that badly. LOL. >.<


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liamt.king

      You're probably one of few bolts that holds the calls together.


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

      Just chiming in that I would also perhaps be interested in being in a skype session with other students, at some point! This weekend is bad for me...but I would like to do it sometime. :) And I think it would be wonderful if bjarkehs wanted to help us out and improve.

      This is a good idea!


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

      Hej, JaxOfBo! We follow each other on Twitter (I'm Fannibal Lecter on there). Nice to see another fannibal here. . I'm hoping that this will become like a weekly thing so that people can just join in whenever they have time. :) Definitely look forward to chatting with you (and hopefully watch some films with the Danish Life Ruiner aka Mads).


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

      Hej! :D Awesome, I hope to be able to join in sometime!


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

      Definitely would love to have you join in when you can. :) Btw, you can add me on Skype: the.mrssiebert (just include a note you're from duolingo). :)


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

      i'm free almost all weekend but i know for those of us in the USA, this is a very busy weekend being a holiday and all


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

      I wasn't even thinking about the holiday. I have no plans, personally. I'm hoping that whatever day/time we decide on, that we can make it a weekly thing actually, and people can just join in whenever they have time. :)


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

      JUST AN FYI....for the upcoming Saturday chat (Sept 6), we will be doing brief introductions about ourselves in DANSK (to the best of our ability) so that we can be assisted with our pronunciations and sentence structure. So, if you plan on being on the call, prepare a short introduction. Tak! Vi snakkes!


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

      Yay!!!! I am so excited for this!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

      Hello!

      When staff gives you clearance to bypass the guidelines, would you please make a note of it in your main post?

      If staff did not give you clearance for this, would you please remove this post? The guidelines ask us not to share personal contact information. This particular post has caused me some grief. People have begun posting their own contact information more regularly and then arguing about it saying moderators elsewhere were doing it. :(

      Thanks! ^_^


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

      I understand where you are coming from, and I understand that the guidelines should be followed. But I still think this is becoming a little too uptight, since it's only made in order to benefit people who want to practice a language with very difficult pronunciation. But fine. I will have her change the text from promoting her Skype to having people shoot me a reddit message for the whole thing. I feel it's an unnecessary evil, but as I said, we have to obey the guidelines.

      So here: If you are interested in joining, then shoot me (bjarkehs) a private message on reddit. You can find my user here. Unfortunately you have to create a reddit account, but while you are there you might as well subscribe to: http://www.reddit.com/duolingo.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

      Thank you so much bjarkehs! The longer I'm a moderator, the more I see the need to be careful on a website with mixed ages like we have here. I can't do anything about it offsite, but, I want this to be a safe place at least.


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

      How is this working out? Is it useful and fun? If it's successful, I wonder if we can start one for Swedish.


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

      It has been helpful for me and I think for many others. We are currently in a call right now, going over a reading. Getting feedback from the Danes on our pronunciation has been so beneficial. They say they can hear we are improving.


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

      does the skype still work? I reaaaally want to join


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

      Yes, we still have the calls. We have one today, in fact, in a few hours (check the countdown clock in the original post). :) Just add danish.duolingo to your Skype contacts and I will add you to the group.


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

      I could be cool with a Skype partner! I haven't been able to practice speaking with anyone yet, so this sounds pretty cooool


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

      I'm in to then i can also practice my english maybe it would help to have a native danish on board :)


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

      I just added all you new people. Please don't share your Skype account names though. It is not safe and it's against the Duolingo guidelines :)


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

      Tusind tak, Bjarke. I have been without internet at home for the past week.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      Oh, okay. Didn't know that. So that's where my post went.

      [Could you please add me, though?]


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

      Just out of curiousity, were you inspired to learn Danish because of Mads Mikkelsen? (terrific actor!).


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

      Haha Maaaaaybe. :D I love him as Hannibal, and then began watching some of his Danish films....and enjoyed hearing the language. So, I thought I would give it a try...didn't expect to love Danish as much as I do. (Now...if only my brain and mouth would love Danish and cooperate when I try to speak it, that would be great).


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

      Don't give up on it! I've wanted to learn Danish for some time now but due to lack of free time (and laziness) I haven't really gotten around to starting the course.


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

      Haha thanks for the encouragement! I feel bad for the Danes on the weekly calls, having to put up with my terrible American pronunciation of all Danish words. xD They are incredibly patient.


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

      I would love to join.


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

      Hej allesammen! I'm up for a Skype session soon; I'd love to practice my Danish (or what I have so far) so Skype suits me best I think.


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

      I would be interested, but I'm definitely not ready for that in Danish yet. I'm pretty sure other than Spanish right now (and maybe French in a bit) it'll be a long time before I'm ready - unless someone wants to work on expanding vocabulary.


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

      Well, seeing as the Danish course just became available this week, most of us are not very far along in the course. I'm not expecting that we'll be speaking entirely (or even close to entirely) in Danish...but rather use this opportunity to help us with pronunciation (and perhaps listening as well), since that does seem to be the most difficult part to get down. Feel free to join us if you'd like; it is really open to people at all levels. :)


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

      Oh, okay! I had no idea it was so new! I'd love to join in for review and whatnot then :)


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

      We'd love to have you join in! You can add me on skype: the.mrssiebert (just include a note that you're from duolingo so I don't ignore the request, lol). Also, there's a Doodle link in the OP, if you want to fill it out. I'm trying to find out what time works best for everyone. :)


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

      Okay, I won't promise to do it tonight as a night job, but I'll get back to this when I'm done with my shifts for this week :)


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

      I am also up for Skype!! It might be a great idea, already put my availability, and hope we can improve our skills together. It took me a while to assume (almost) none of us is that far away in the tree, so just hope that we can understand ourselves in a certain way.

      So, see you all soon!


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

      I find Danish extremely fun and interesting but I don't think I would be able to hold a conversation... is it hard? Are there actual Danish speakers in the group to help or just us helping eachother?


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

      There are a few Danes that speak, and we help each other. Most of the conversation is in English but we do talk about Dansk and about Danish culture. It is open to people of ALL levels of Dansk.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c14p

      :O I've just realised I haven't given you a Lingot for this MrsSiebert! I hereby correct this shameful mistake! :D (In case I've actually given one and forgot about it, even better. Have a 2nd! ;) )


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

      HAHA! Awww mange tak! :D


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soer9882

      Is it just a chat where you guys speak danish? And if it is, can i join even if i am from denmark and have been speaking danish my whole life? It sounds really nice, good idea


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

      We'd be happy to have you in the chat! You won't be the only Dane. The more the merrier :D We chat all week and do a call once a week. Since a lot of us are learners of varying abilities there's a mix of Danish and English.


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

      I have to say, I am so impressed with this! Duolingo is great, and the people who spent so much time making the Danish course are awesome! I'm just blown away at the initiative you guys took to create this Slack (and formerly Skype) arrangement so that everyone can get some extra practice and share information. I only joined on Slack last night and I've already found some awesome resources. So thank you!


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

      Awww!! Team Danish Dynamite is awesome; they did put a LOT of work into the course. :)


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

      Hello! I realise I'm kinda sorta very very late to this thread, but I'd like to join you in your daily chats and Saturday talking sessions. However whenever I click the Slack link it comes up with an error. If your chats are still going, can you direct me to where you're hosting them currently, as I know this thread was started a year or so ago.


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

      We still have the calls every Saturday, and you are welcome to join us. :)

      Xneb already shared the corrected link that should work. If it doesn't, let me know.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evans.michael.p

      I love the idea. I'm definitely interested. I would prefer Skype, personally.


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

      oh ok! I will have to make a skype that sounds fun


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

      I just wanted to drop a quick note that I am finding this skype chat pretty helpful! I've already learned several new phrases from it. :)


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

      Yay! So glad you're enjoying it and finding it helpful. :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam-Serra

      All right, I give this a try. I've never spoken to anyone in another language over skype before, so this should be interesting.


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

      Hej! Glad you want to join us. :)


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

      Well, if you want help with the pronounciation I would love to give a hand. I'm dane so I should be able to help out on that. (Just have to make a Skype and a reddit account first...)


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

      Yay! The more the merrier. :) Tak! I did initially have my skype name in the original post, but due to Duolingo regs, we have to do things the more difficult way (i.e the reddit acct thing). But so glad you are willing to help out. :)


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

      I did see it then but I'm what we call slow. Haven't taken the time to figure Skype out yet. I have an Italian friend who's in Denmark and trying to learn the language, and it's really funny everytime she learns something new (for example I now know that potatoes are called the same in Italy and Denmark. If I ever get to Italy i will go around saying 'kartoffel' to everything). Always up for a chance to learn something unexpected!


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

      I do believe I'll be listening to that nursery rhyme a lot, as well as finding other things to listen to and read at the same time. Hopefully something will stick.


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

      Ah, missed it. Festival weekend here + I was volunteering. How was it?


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

      It was good. :) Hope you can join us next Saturday. :D


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

      I love love love meeting new people, especially ones that are interested in a language that I'm interested in. How would I join the Skype Group exactly? Or the Google Hangouts group, I'd honestly be contented with either one.


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

      Hey, due to Duolingo's Guidelines we cannot share Skype names here. Instead you will have to send me a message to my reddit user


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luis.andres.2305

      I had a power outage in my house since yesterday :(, I hope I will be able to join you next week and you'd let me do today activities XD


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

      Of course you can join us. :) Sorry to hear about the power outage, that sucks.


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

      I don't have a reddit account so I can't send message, but I really want to join :)


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

      Unfortunately, we can't share our skype usernames on DL. If you would like to join though, it is super easy to create an account on reddit (doesn't even need an email). Or if you prefer, you can send me a message on Facebook (I have mine linked to DL, just go to my profile) :)


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

      I sent an add request some hours ago, how long does it take to be added to the group? Thanks in advance, I don't mean to sound impatient or something, just wondering.


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

      I added you. Sorry about the delay...I was in class and doing homework much of the day so hadn't been logged in.


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

      Don't worry! :)


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

      I just added you to the group. :)


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

      You're welcome! :)


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

      great Idea, I'm excited! I'm going to start as soon as possible hopefully!


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

      I would really love to learn more. Can I join?


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

      How do I though? :/


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

      It says so in the primary post :P But just add danish.duolingo on Skype. Be sure to say that you're from Duolingo.


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

      Add Danish.duolingo on Skype and we will add you to the group. :) Be sure to include a message that you are from Duolingo so we know to add you to the group (and not think you are spam).


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

      I like to join your conversation


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

      Just add danish.duolingo to your Skype contacts, and I will add you to the group. :)


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

      I am interested, but I'm not quite sure how.


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

      Do you have Skype? When you are logged in, type danish.duolingo into the search bar and then add it as a contact. Once you do that, I will add you to the group. :)


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

      jeg er med, men sutter til at bruge skype... kan I/du ikke tilføje mig til gruppen??? I'm in, but I'm not used to skype... can you please add me to the group? (bonus: jeg er fra Danmark)


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

      Hej! I added you to the group.


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

      I am also a Dane and would like to help where I can. :-) I might not have time every week, but I will join in when I can! I am going to add the group now!


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

      I tried to add the group but I was not accepted


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

      Have you been added since? I sometimes forget to log in for a day or two. Also, if you don't mention you are from Duo, I will not accept the request (trying to avoid spammers).


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

      I requested to be added to the group yesterday, before the supposed call, but was not accepted. Did the call not happen?


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

      We did have the call yesterday but it was kind of a mess as we are trying something new. I'm sure Mrs.siebert or Bjarke will add you to the group asap.


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

      That sounds like a rad idea. I'm not focusing on Danish all that much right now, but when I eventually complete most of my German and Italian courses, then I may wish to join.


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

      Yessss ! This is a great idea ! This past week I've been thinking about how I should find Danish peeps to Skype with. ^^


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      Hvor norsk af dig!


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

      Hi, I do not speak Norwegian, but I wish, maybe I go there in a year and a half. I only speak English, some German and Spanish. Saludos desde México.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      Yeah, Norwegian's a great language! (Of course, it's a Scandinavian language.)

      (But just remember that takk is Norwegian; in Danish it's tak.)


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

      Takk is Icelandic too!


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

      Ok. Tak. Where are you from?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      I'm from Malaysia, but I've been in the UK for the past few years now.


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

      Oh, this sounds like such a wonderful idea! I feel as though I need to develop a bit more of my Danish before joining...To say that I'm a complete amateur is the understatement of the century.


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

      The great thing about Slack is that we have different "channels" in the group. For example, there is a place for only Danish; a place for beginners like yourself; a place to ask questions; and just a general chit-chat area where English is mostly spoken. :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      Yes, and there are lots of beginners there as well!


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

      Hi, I've just joined :)


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

      hello!!! ill participate! is really complicated to me since ive got to learn Danish in an English platform... it makes it harder because some things if i read them based on my Spanish are easier but since im reading English i have to do the effort to move to Spanish and then back to English and then Danish... so i think this will definitely help me!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elisabeth782069

      Hello, I'm not taking the Danish course, but I'm actually Danish, so I was curious if I could be helpful, as a Danish person for speaking with and learning from? :)


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

      Sure :) It's always useful to have a few Danes in the group!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sebastian-nld

      What a nice idea with a slack group. I did just join the group :)


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

      Why the face for?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nic93snk

      Jeg kan ikke tale dansk!


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

      The chat is for everyone...those that speak Dansk fluently and those that are just learning.


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

      how many people are in your group now?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mani.Chamberlain

      I'm up for it, but about what time do you think it would be for South Australia?


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

      It's 6am-8a on Sunday for Sydney, Aus


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mani.Chamberlain

      Ahh, it'd be even earlier where I am then .-. I'd love to join, but I don't think I'll be able to because of the time


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

      I'm sure at some point we can have an earlier/later one :) idk which would be easier (probably earlier) & it would just be late your time.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mani.Chamberlain

      I don't mind staying up late for it~ I just don't think I'd be able to stay up/wake up at 5:30ish and be able to remember whatever I've learnt properly


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

      Hello! I am also interested in Skyping, struggling with speaking Danish so think it would be really useful. I am in the UK, so time should be fine for me.


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

      Hey I missed the skype call last saturday, what did you guys do? Was it good? ^^


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

      The calls are always good. :) Everyone is improving, I think (but I am not a native Dane, so perhaps I am the wrong person to say that, lol). We worked on the story that is linked in the original post...we read three sections, starting with Lejligheden on page 2 and finishing with Rødvin on page 3.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angel1227

      Ugh, I really want to do the skype thing but I have a chromebook :(


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

      I am unsure what difference that makes: :/


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angel1227

      Skype isn't compatible with Chromebooks. You have to use the Google Hangouts one.


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

      I was just going back over the comments in this thread and noticed you had wanted to join but were unable to because we were using Skype. We have since switched over to Slack.com for our daily chit-chat (text) and TeamSpeak for the Saturday voice chats. I don't know if that works better for you than Skype, but thought I would mention it, just in case.


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

      Hi! My name's Valerie; I'm 16 and live in Philadelphia, PA. I just joined Duolingo and I'm going to start taking the Danish course. I'm very fascinated with Denmark and it's a dream of mine to go there one day (or possibly end up living there!). It seems like a beautiful country. I'd love to sit in on the Saturday Skype calls just to get a more thorough understanding of Danish culture and language if that is okay


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

      Hey! We'd love to have you. Did you add the Skype account mentioned in the original post?


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

      is skype call ok for total beginner at danish?? my fiance is danish so im trying hard to learn for when we go to denmark to visit his family but it is hard and he (though he tries very hard not too) laughs at my bad pronunciation of the words....


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

      Of course it is! Just add the Skype account as stated in the main thread :)


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

      MrsSiebert, can you add this instruction:

      "When you are added to the group I suggest going to the top bar: Conversation -> Notification Settings. In there you can set it so that you are only notified whenever somebody mentions your name. This will limit the amount of sounds it'll make your Skype produce."


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

      I wish to join but it is 4 am at Singapore


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

      Yeah, time zone differences really suck. :( Unfortunately, this is the best time that worked for the most amount of people.


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

      haha, yea, I wouldn't mind sacrificing my sleep for this after my exams.


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

      Look at me like Kreilynr or Soy_K (It's the same)..!


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

      Do any other languages have a group like this?


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

      Not that I am aware of.


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

      One of these for German would be pretty cool, I must say.


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

      Sure thing. Just add danish.duolingo on your Skype contacts and then I will add you to the group. :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malstr0m

      This makes me want to learn Danish... but no, I'm learning Norwegian instead/first. :/ Not gonna let any other Scandinavian languages come before Norwegian. :/


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

      To be fair, Norwegian is also a more versatile language, as it enables you to speak with swedish, norwegian, and danish people without switching to another language. The gap between swedish and danish is bigger. :) (source: norwegian person I met, swedish relatives, being danish)


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

      I have been waiting when Norsk will come into Duolingo (maybe we should ask Luis Von Ahn). I googled couple days ago and guess what, I figured that there are similarities between Norsk, Danish, and Swedish. Though if later I find that Danish is different from Norsk, it does not matter. I will have studied Norsk little rather than nothing from Danish.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malstr0m

      Yeah, but despite their differences, they are different languages. Especially pronunciation-wise. I feel that the vocab and pronunciation I would learn in Danish or Swedish would really mess with me when I go to learn Norwegian, so I don't want to risk it. I can wait though, and German can keep me occupied until then. :P


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

      I'm interested in this. Is it still ongoing?


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

      So how does it work? Lol. do I have to add someone specifically on skype?


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

      You have to add danish.duolingo to your contacts list on Skype, and then when I log in, I will add you to the group.


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

      Im a Dane :) If it could help? :)


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

      I would love to join!


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

      I love your username!! #Fannibal


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

      Thank you! I'm slightly obsessed with Katherine Isabelle.


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

      Haha nothing wrong with that; she is lovely and I love her as Margot! :) I, personally, am a little obsessed with Mads Mikkelsen, myself. lol


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

      That's a given. Everyone who watches Hannibal is ;)


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

      Aw, Fannibals conference out here. :DD Mads Mikkelsen is one of reason why I'm learning Danish. I have one question - is there a Skype group for those, who wants to learn English? I would like to join group like that. :)


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

      Hej. I sent a request with included message that I'm from Duolingo, but nobody added me. Why is that? I'm waiting a long time now. :(


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

      Yeah, sometimes they take a while. I've heard of people that have waited for three weeks before getting accepted, but I hope they should add you soon. Personally I was added after about two or three days.


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

      I was having trouble with Skype for a while. I would log in but it wouldn't show any new requests. I didn't see your request, so that may be why. I will check again now.


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

      I just logged into the Skype, and I do not see a request from you. Unless Bjarke logged in earlier and added you, you may want to try re-sending the request.


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

      Thanks, MrsSiebert and all--I understand this is likely a self-organizing group so a great degree of thankfulness is needed to those doing the organizing. I think I have been accepted to the group. What I could not figure out was something about what was happening. I found a nice note regarding the previous week saying what the subject would be--numbers--and even suggesting a bit of homework. But I don't know where to go each week for that info. Also a little unclear on the protocol we are using. Usually, with the Skype meetings I am accustomed to, someone must initiate the call and add people. I presume that with this there is come call-in information but looking through the thread I saw nothing that explained this part of it. Again, thanks all. Really enjoying Duolingo the wonderful comments everyone makes in the exercises are helping greatly to motivate me.


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

      Hej, if you're contact request was accepted, then you would be added to the group. Being the one that started the group, I don't know how it looks on your end...but, there should be a group on your contact list that says "Dansk." We talk (type) throughout the week there, but on Saturdays, we use TeamSpeak now for the calls (you can see the link above in the initial post to this thread).


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

      I've resend my request, still no response. And it's a little bit strange to me cause TeamSpeak link doesn't work too.


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

      I've been super busy the past week with packing and moving. I just added a bunch of people to the group. I am hoping you were one of the ones that got added. As for the TeamSpeak...you will have to ask someone in the group for more help with that; I am not good with technology. haha


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

      Sent a contact request to join the group.


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

      Hi my goal to learn Danish Bdybn? I do not know how? Only in Persian and Arabic


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

      Hello Mohammad, I am learning Danish as well, and I speak Arabic. Where are you based? in Denmark? My skype is: adnan.baranbo


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

      Can we extend the conversation meetings for week days? For those interested, I will be joining the Team Speak room during weeks. The time will be a bit random, but surely after 5 PM EST. This way we can have informal conversations and also get to train more frequently.


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

      Unfortunately, because of scheduling, the times we have set for the actual call is what worked best for most people. However, if you participate in the general group chat (text) on Skype, you will be able to practice there with writing, and sometimes you can find people willing to do impromptu calls to practice speaking with.


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

      Which GMT is "US Eastern Standard Time"?


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

      If you look in the original post, there is a link to a countdown clock that will show you how many days/hours til the next call.


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

      Sorry, I must have passed it by.

      I wanted to join to the meeting, but I feel like I will not be able to carry on a conversation nor understand too much of what other people will talk. Do you guys recommend me join or to wait to improve my understanding of the language.

      Thanks for understanding


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

      Join now. We still speak a lot of English, in the main chat throughout the week (and since it's typed, you can always google translate things you don't understand that are in Danish). During the calls, we also speak a lot in English, outside of the assignment for what we do for the day...so you should be able to follow along pretty easily.


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

      I think I am there. Found Teamspeak. Found the connection. Found Duolingo Danish and tried each of the "rooms". Does not seem to be anyone there. Hmmm... You say "join now" but the countdown clock says 40 minutes so maybe I won't find myself quite so alone then. Thanks for all you do.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bouncingcat52

      please read these guidlines


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

      I decided to join. When will I be added ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John17351

      I added Danish.duolingo to my contacts. I'm waiting for entry into that group. I'm checking out the other groups as I type.


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

      I will add you in a little bit, but however if you look back over the post, we have switched to Slack for the group; it provides us with better options.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmccue96

      I've registered to join, if that's alright. If this is still on the go that is!


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

      For some reason I am just now seeing your message. Did you sign up for Slack? Hopefully you have. We still have our weekly voice chats on Saturdays, via TeamSpeak.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmccue96

      I did but I deleted the app. I've put my Danish learning on hold to focus on my German. Will definitely come back to it though!


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

      I want to join the group!!


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

      hey this channel is interesting you must watch if you interested in languages :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5g5ENk5K8c


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

      Hi :) I want to join the discussion too.What do I need to do? I added the Danish Duolingo contact in skype. I have never used Slack but I will figure it out. If you can just give me some hints how to find the group there?


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

      Just click on the link to sign up to Slack; once you do, you should get an email confirmation, I believe (it has been a while since I signed up, so trying to remember how it worked now). The team you would look for, I think, once you sign in is "Danish Duolingo." If you have any trouble, message me or Bjarke on our Duolingo wall, and we might be able to give better directions.

      We don't use Skype anymore; for the voice chats, we use TeamSpeak (there is a link to directions on how to download that, in the original post).


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

      Hello :) I wanted to join but I didnt get the email. I tried resending it but i still didnt got anything. Is there another way I could join?


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

      Did you check your spam box? Sometimes it goes there. Also, there is a Danish Duolingo Fb group, if you'd like to join there...and then maybe someone will have a better answer on how to get on Slack.


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

      Why don't you use Skype any more? I don't use Facebook.


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

      We use Slack for our daily chats and TeamSpeak for the voice calls. Part of the reason is because Slack gives us more options than Skype does. TeamSpeak allows us to use "push to talk" which helps cut back on the noise when we are talking.


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

      It sounds interesting. I looked up Slack and Team Speak. I'm interested in participating.


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

      Please do! :) The more the merrier. Also, we have a facebook page (you should be able to find it if you do a search for Duolingo Danish Learners).


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

      Just curious why this was un-stickied?


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

      This is pretty awesome. :D I hope to join but I may lurk for a while, while I continue learning.

      ETA: It appears you have to give your real name when signing up and that is displayed? Is this true? I am a little bit cautious about giving out my first and last name to those I don't know on the internet (sorry! XD) How do others handle this?


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

      Nope; I used my Islamic name, and a lot of people use a fake name. Also, once you're logged in, you can change your display name (haha part of my display name is "I need Hannibal s4!" lol).


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

      Is this still active? would like to join.


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

      It is very active with both learners and several natives around to help still.


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

      And we still have voice calls every Saturday. :D


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

      Hi, my account in the slack channel is deactivated. Whom can I contact with to reactivate it?


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

      Hi, sorry about that. We have a limit of how many people Slack allows and once we hit that, we deactivate accounts that Slack says have been inactive. Anyhow, I can reactivate your account if you remember what your name was in the Slack group.


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

      The name should have been 'Mathu' or 'Mathu Mou'. The username was cowboymathu. Thanks.


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

      It should be reactivated. I'm sorry for the delay but Duo never gave me the notification that you replied. -_-


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diamond.lie

      Hey, as I tried to log in to Slack, I got an e-mail saying that my account has been deactivated and I should contact the workspace administrator regarding reactivation... who can I contact? I'd rather not create a new account.


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

      Hi, sorry about that. We have a limit of how many people Slack allows and once we hit that, we deactivate accounts that Slack says have been inactive. Anyhow, I can reactivate your account if you remember what your name was in the Slack group.


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

      Discord says the invite is invalid :(


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/efe.geek

      I wonder if you guys are still holding any events on Discord?

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