We're looking to expand the Danish Team! Apply, apply, apply!
The year says 2015. Last year we were promised hover boards and self-tying shoes. None of them really happened, so instead let's get the Danish course graduated from beta. In order to make this happen we are expanding the Danish team, and we need YOU!
So anyone who's interested should send us an application at incubator.duolingo.com/apply. Be sure to select Danish for English speakers.
What we are looking for in particular:
- Motivation! We need you to keep working even after the novelty wears off ;)
- Time! There are a lot of sentences to correct, and a lot of forum posts to answer.
If at all possible, we need someone who can also hang around the forums and explain all the crooks and edges of the Danish language. So a deep understanding of language constructs in Danish as well as in general are valued, as well as, of course, the communication skills to explain them!
Trembling with excitement to hear from you,
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the amazing work you're doing! It's extremely helpful and inspiring. Secondly, I could really use some suggestions, based on your experience :) I've been studying in Denmark for 3 years now, and Danish only for one. I am currently able to speak conversationally, ( more or less :)) ) and understand about 50% of a conversation. I guess what I am wondering is, at what level can I get only by studying with Duolingo? I am also working part-time in a store, where I speak only Danish with clients, but basically most of my day-to-day life is in English. Can I actually get to speak fluently with Duolingo, or do I need advanced classes?
Thank you in advance! Loyal user
Sounds great to me, getting real-world experience with a language like that! Now, I hope this question is not too rude: You've been living in Denmark for 3 years, working part-time in a store, and you're only able to understand 50 % of a conversation? That sounds kind of demotivating! I would have expected someone with this kind of immersion to be able to understand, I don't know, say 90 % of a conversation. Is it really that hard to understand real, spoken Danish? I don't want to insult you in any way! I'm not saying it's your fault or anything. I'm just really confused and I'd love to hear your opinion about this. Keep it up!