Why are native speakers doing their own language on Duolingo?
It is a language learning site, but I see a lot of people who are going through the language tree of their mother tongue.
I'm planning to do it just so that I can keep my French in use. I'm natively bilingual in French and English, but I haven't had anybody to really speak French to in over a decade, so it's getting a little rusty. Once I finish my Spanish tree I'll probably go through some French just so I can keep those skills a bit more fresh, and I'll be sure to help people out when they have problems, but one language at a time!
I did it once to check on the level I could reach with Duolingo, and it is pretty good, I have to say. And while I did it, i also spent lots of time pointing out wrong translations xD Soo.. maybe more people should check their own language, so that duolingo improves even more =)
My native language is Spanish. However, I have never gone to a Spanish speaking school, and I have lived in English countries most of my life. Sadly I barely practice Spanish even when speaking to my parents. So I am working on that for practice, and to see what I might be missing. I have been stumped with a few Spanish words, I am fairly weak with the placement of my accents, and if nothing else it's like a breath of fresh air to get some of that Spanish exposure.
I am studying Spanish. Native Spanish speakers on the Spanish side are a great help to me. (Babella, Mavry, and Royraju are great examples and there are others.) I go to the English side to "pay forward" the help they give me, to try to help Spanish speakers who are learning English. Also, I sometimes learn about Spanish this way and it's a way to practice my Spanish -- and it really is a challenge to explain English in Spanish!
Even doing the tree of their native language, they still have to use a second language, right? My native language is not on duolingo yet, but I did exercises on the english tree from french and the french tree from english. Gives a different perspective:-) And it is very important to have native speakers on each tree, as they are great helping to correct mistakes on the trees and a wonderful help for those who are learning. Thank you all!
Oh wait I understand now. I can give you several reasons. Just because you speak native english does not mean you speak International /Business/Proper English. Look at this Article http://www.fluentin3months.com/speak-like-the-irish and you will see that. Also some like myself have not checked our basics in decades. A brush up is still learning for us:)