When will immersion be available?
Edit: According to the those who commented, it appears like Duolingo has ceased supporting the immersion program. Hopefully, they'll bring it back later.
Just curious to know when immersion will be available. As in, will it be done when Esperanto graduates from Beta, or will we see it beforehand?
(Sorry if this has been asked before, the search function is terrible)
Not soon and probably never. Duo staff put in pause the development of Immersion. They said
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.
And, I think to remember to have read, they changed their business plan and to plan to earn money with vending translation. By the way, the oldest EN-FR Buzzfeed Immersion article I found date from October 30th 2014, so they partnership may already be off.
I was hoping to expand the Esperanto Wikipedia through immersion, though now I'll have to find another way to do that.
And I have been a member of that site for a few months, back when it had the really ugly logo. I haven't been active there, though I'm trying to be more active now that the Duolingo course is out.
Yeah, there's a lot of divisiveness and, uh, rude people there. Fortunately, they haven't found their way to verduloj yet. But one day they will. And I rue when that day shall come and I have to start being an Admin versus just a user. But, at least with verduloj, you don't have to add/friend those people, so you don't have to deal with them too much except in the forums.