Swedish for English speakers will be published on Monday
That's what the course page says: http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/sv/en/status .
Never thought the Queen of Moderators would not end a sentence with a period. :P
Ha ha, I'm not the queen, and a period doesn't work there. Besides, an exclamation point is too loud. Like the obsessed girlfriend meme. :P
It's a sentence fragment, meaning it doesn't need a period. At least, assuming her post is in the same category as a bulleted list...
(is there a pedantic nerd smiley?)
I'm staking out my place two hours early. ;) If all goes like the past, the course should release around 3-3:30 pm EST.
I'll rush back from my real life Estonian evening class so I won't miss anything! :-D
Yup, this one is in Finland. There should probably be some courses at least in those cities where there is an Eesti Maja, and Estonian cultural centre (so New York, Chicago, Stockholm, etc.).
I don't know of any truly good online courses, but I can recommend watching Estonian tv free online (http://etv.err.ee/l/saated), as many programs are in English and have good Estonian subtitles that ease you into the language. Or, if you are more advanced, listening to Vikerraadio online (talk, news, culture, and some times of the day a bit of music) really helps with listening comprehension.
The struggle of having a major exam Tuesday... Ironically, part of it is on Swedish history. Whatever, I'm counting Duolingo as studying.
Oh well! A beta is an incomplete thing, it's full of errors and missing things. Pff! Not me, I'm going to let time pass and not jump in with the crowd...
I'll start later when it's polished, easy. Let's say by one o'clock PM
Right! So if we understand correctly, you're busy Monday morning, aren't you?
YES!! Soon I will be able to seduce a beautiful Swedish boy in his mother tongue with a terrible American accent! ;P (Actually, I suppose that's not a very noble reason to learn a language...) Anyway, I'm so excited! I'm supposed to focus on Spanish but it'll be hard with Swedish tempting me....
HEY, that's a perfectly reasonable reason... I MAY be saying that for some self-reassurance that my almost-identical reason isn't crazy...heh...
I want to learn Swedish because the beautiful boy I used to frolic merrily with is far, far away and I want to be prepared for the next beautiful Swedish boy I meet.
I know this is ridiculously forward, but once the Swedish demo comes out, wanna motivate each other to keep on swimmin'? :D I love having someone to exclaim, "DUUUUDE THIS IS SO COOL" or "SDJFHJKSHJKFHJDK WHY IS THIS LANGUAGE LIKE THIS" to someone who's sharing in the excitement/frustration, respectively.
Sure thing! And yep, our reasons really are identical... Joakim was his name and he really made an impression on me > /// < His other (Swedish) friends sure were pretty too!
And besides Sweden is a beautiful, peaceful country :P So let's learn together coughandmaybesmoochsomecuteboyscough
Joakim? Damn, what a badass name. My reason's name is Robert... which isn't so exciting, but he often goes by Karl-Robert, which makes it a little more exotic maybe?
OH, RIGHT, YEAH, NATURE'S BEAUTY... all over that... trees... and um... mountains... OH AND SLED DOGS. Did you know that on workaway you can help people raise huskies and in return they'll give you a place to stay and food? BECAUSE THAT IS DEFINITELY A LEGITIMATE THING THAT REALLY EXISTS (I recently discovered).
I'm so excited to fight over all the pretty boys with you -- I mean learn Swedish and be very language-focused and driven and not at all distracted by shiny blond and tall men...
On a pretty much unrelated note, Joakim is the given name of Scrooge McDuck in Swedish, Joakim von Anka. It is a relatively common name for men in their 30s or so (don't know about younger ones, probably not so much for older ones).
(Just commenting away here, waiting for The Moment When...)
!!!! What a magnificent name, though I'm pretty partial to any with "von" in it...
(Thank you for temporarily distracting me from the constant refreshing process with this wonderful nugget!)
He was 25, but he said he preferred to be called Joe. Another one of his named Johan preferred to be called JB. But maybe that's because they were in America at the time? Or is it common for younger Swedish people to kinda stray from more traditional names?
But then I think I'd take to calling myself "Batman" in the third person, and after doing so for the hundredth time or so, people might start throwing vegetables at me to express their displeasure. :(
*'Cause like Batman... and Robin... and... I should go.
On that note; me and my sister are doing a lesson of Irish a day together to keep each other motivated and it's working so far, it did force me to push Irish up from "language i would like to learn" to "language i am learning" but if it works well Swedish might be next for us to do together-but only after I've finished at least one Duolingo course I'm doing on my own!
any reason that keeps you motivated is a good reason i'm not going to comment on weather or not it's noble though XD
My coursework and exams can wait while I learn Swedish... right? :p Thanks to to the Swedish team for your hard work!
Awesome news. Been waiting for Swedish since I was first told about Duolingo in 2012.
Jag ser fram emot att göra kursen!
I wonder if the Winows Phone Duolingo app release has anything to do with this... Maybe the Windows Phone app might have the Swedish course?
I doubt it, because the Swedish course team are just volunteers while the developers working on the Windows Phone app I'd assume are paid employees. Although hopefully Swedish comes to the phone apps soon enough!
It's now Monday - was looking forward to doing a bit over my lunch break, but that's nearly over now :(
I guess the office is in Pittsburgh and that they are five hours behind you. They are six hours behind me, so I have to wait even longer :).
If I'm not mistaken, courses are normally published in the evening European time / afternoon American time. So a few more hours to go...