English for Czech Speakers is now in beta!
We're excited to let you know that English for Czech speakers is now in beta! We'd like to thank the following contributors who volunteered their time to help build this course: kickup, BarboraN, koczi, slecnaKejsy, and jankadlec. A huge congrats!
Because this course just entered beta- you may encounter bugs or sentence errors along the way. Please make sure to report them, so that we can improve the course for future learners.
Thank you so much kickup, BarboraN, koczi, slecnaKejsy, and jankadlec! I can recall many times people posting to the forum that they were excited to learn Czech through Duolingo even before the course entered Phase 1. Likewise I'm sure there are many Czech speakers who have been waiting to learn English. Hopefully, the future will see a Czech for English speakers course as well.
And thank you Luis for the heads up :D
The notification emails will be sent later, and the time largely depends on the stability of each course. The notification email of the "English for Chinese speakers" course was sent 2 months after it had been released. More often, it is approximately 1 month for most courses.
Is English an "easy" language for Czechs? Except for the spelling, of course. I taught English in Prague for 3 years, mostly private lessons, but after years and years of English lessons in school, most people knew the grammar better than many Americans. They would complain in fluent, idiomatic English about how horrible their teachers had been, how they never had a chance to speak, but they had to have been at well over the B2 level. I'm wondering how Czech for English speakers will go - there's simply so much more morphology. Maybe the simplicity of the verb system will even things out.