Will the Russian course have immersion?
And does anyone know what the procedure is for determining which English based courses get immersion? Just "major world languages"? Just popular languages?
If legal issues are the reason that some courses don't have immersion as some suggest, then why don't these legal issues apply to the courses that already have immersion?
Or is Duo getting rid of immersion all together for the new courses and just keeping it for the original courses to avoid public outcry?
There is no commitment on our end [to rolling out Immersion for new courses], and it’s because this requires quite a bit of our effort and doesn’t show a big increase in any engagement. We’re committed to making the best learning website ever, and for that we have to focus on what we think is most worthwhile.
Yes, we are! Those of us who do use Immersion typically spend a lot of time there, and on the site in general, but we're still a minority. Most of Duo's users are app users, and haven't the faintest idea that Immersion exists.
So, even if I don't like it one bit, it does make sense for Duo to focus their efforts on features that are shared between the app and the website.