Kudos to the danish team
I hope this isn't considered spam but I feel like I have to congratulate the danish team. I really like how they have structured the lessons and it's pretty fast paced, as they teach some important things earlier than other courses.
Keep up the good work! :)
I agree. The sentences and constructions have been getting harder and more complicated at a rate that makes me feel like I'm progressing and keeps me interested, without being too daunting. I also find that there are more 'into Danish' questions than there are 'into German' ones in the German tree, and personally I find that those are the ones that really cement my knowledge (and catch me out if I don't really know it!) And also it's often very funny.
i skipped my lærdansk class today (Århus) to play more duolingo since i have the feeling to learn more by that, thats how good it is!and yeah, love the humor.they did a great job, tusen takk!
I as a Dane (being English and German teacher by profession) am very satisfied with the level of English we are working with - often better English than many of the major language courses . Also as Danish is taught, but not a language to be taught in, my English students can run the Danish as a reverse course for English.
My main problem is the terrible voice in the Danish course (sorry, whoever did that) - sounds kind of annoyed or bored most of the time. Even annoyed at having to speak slowly, when pressing the turtle button!
A minor detail is the lack of guttural stops in certain words where it should be present; and they chose the long "lide"-pronunciation (to like), when most Danes actually say "li'" (with the guttural stop) all the time instead and never pronounce the rest.
"At lide" also means to suffer, which will only make it wiser for foreigners to stay with "li'" as the expression for "kunne lide".
I wonder how anyone can possibly like the Danish course. It is absolutely full of mistakes! The audio is terrible, and some mistakes, eg in the very last exercise, are maddening. Here goes: The little boy looked at the emperor and said: "But he is not wearing anything!" This can only be solved if doing “copy paste”, in every conceivable solution that is typed, even with those exact spaces and characters, are marked as wrong! Anyway, if every word is correct and in the right position, how can a space error be judged as wrong? Even if it were, though as I mentioned, it is in fact correct. I give feedback EVERY single time I do this exercise, and nothing has been done yet. Also, there are an unbelievable amount of grammar mistakes, from tenses wrong, to vocabulary wrong (no one says “doktor” any more, the correct word is and has always been “læge”, hundreds upon hundreds of mistakes, both in the Danish and the English. In addition, the audio is so wrong and cut off in stnge places that it is literally gibberish in many instances. Accent also not “Queen’s Danish/rigsdansk”, but some weird semi-jutland dialict. Definitely not mainstreem Danish pronunciation! Where is the quality control here? Where are the improvements to the course arising from feedback? Absolutely nonexistent!!! The mistake with the last exercise didn’t occur in the old strength-based system, it started after the transition to crowns (also maddening in itself ...), so someone is doing something, just not the right things!!!!!!!! Doing this course “for fun”, only it isn’t. I am a native speaker of both Danish and English and have studied both languages at university, and am currently also working in these languages (as well as several others) so I do believe I know what I am talking about! Reaching level 25 very soon, not sure I am ever going to bother with this course again after that, but would love to see the above issues settled, because learners unaware of the many mistakes end up speaking a parody of the language!