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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Le-trois

Dutch Immersion

Hey, thank you for the awesome course.

Is there any news on when we can expect the Immersion feature to be introduced?

January 10, 2015

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

Duolingo is currently experiencing some legal troubles with Immersion in Europe, so it might not be added until that is all sorted out. Nobody knows.


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

I'd never use it, even though I wish I could. I find immersion SO annoying! People change correct stuff to incorrect stuff, and then the translations everyone upvotes are just wrong! I mean, sure, it's a good learning tool, but do you expect someone who only knows German present tense and accusative to be able to translate anything other than "Ich bin [adjektiv]"?

Gaah, it makes me so angry. I feel like I'm just correcting someone's writing where every sentences is wrong. I wanna work on my own documents lol. >_<


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

You can. You just upload an article, then click "delete", it doesn't delete it completely from Duolingo just from public view. That's what I do with immersion on the English for Dutch speakers course so I can translate without stepping on everyone else's toes. Then just click re-activate on the article when you're done translating to get it checked by other users :)


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

Oh cool thanks! :D

Do you think it would be helpful to me to do immersion on the English from Dutch? It's basically same as Dutch from English would be, right?


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

BTW if you're doing immersion (with or without the "delete" trick) and you would like me to check your Dutch and give a bit explanation on mistakes, feel free to send me a message with the URL of your article. If you send the URL, you don't need to re-activate it.


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

Think I may take you up on this offer eventually if that's okay :) I've been translating an article about London into Dutch and it'd be nice to have an active native on here to run through it ^_^


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

Sure, feel free to contact me.


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

Yes I recommend it :) I recommend searching the simple version of Wiki for English articles to translate into Dutch as a starting point ^_^

EDIT: Here is a link to it http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birdie555_

I think it's coming in the near future, when Dutch is no longer in beta. But, you can change your language to Dutch - English, that has an immersion feature.


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

Can someone please explain what Immersion is. I hear about it often and yet have no idea. Is there a way I can find out about it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Joyce

It is where you upload articles, either in your speaking language or target language, and translate them into the other language for xp and translation practise.

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