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Why is Swedish second row language?

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English to German, English to Italian and all others have plenty of properties that can help you learn language such as flash cards, fluency or immersion. I believe that Swedish should get those feature, it is not beta and I think that has pasted more than enough time to at least say that someone will add it. I understand if someone doesn't have time, but I will be happy if some just say so. Thanks for your attention.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Staff recently told us this:

As much as we'd like to make all of Duolingo's useful learning features available in every course, Immersion, the words page and flashcards only exist for our original courses. We don't currently have the resources to expand Immersion to all languages, but we're interested in expanding the words tab and flashcard offering. Before we roll these features out to everyone however, we're going to continue improving the experience and running tests in a few course directions first.

link

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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The first five languages have been around for years and those are the only ones with the features you are talking about. Dutch which was the first of the second group of languages to be released is also still waiting for those features. The features themselves may be part of an A/B test. I don't know at what point they will decide whether those features are good enough to keep and pass to the rest of the courses.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snommelp
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Something else to consider is that (I believe) those first five languages were all developed by Duolingo staff, while every other language on the site was developed by volunteers. That may have something to do with the "extra" features in the first five languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thraenthraen
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Immersion will most likely not be added for any courses. See the Immersion FAQs.

As for Words/Flashcards, I can't find a source (the search feature on discussions is really quite bad, urgh), but if I remember correctly, it's something that Duolingo plans to make available for the new courses (including Dutch, which is hardly new any more), but there's no timeline on that yet/still.

And the fluency badge is a brand new feature, but I suspect the mechanics are related to the Words tab/Flashcards, so it's probably the same case as that feature--probably in the future at some point, but no timeline.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis
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I would love using Swedish to ladder. Spanish,Turkish, or Portuguese for Swedish speakers would be awesome.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas83
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I'd say if you're not fluent enough in English to use it as your "from" language in a course, then you should probably work on English first, because that will bring you the most benefit.

I can understand why a lot of people in "less populous" languages want to learn something other than English directly, but really, because of the usefulness of English and the diversity of these other languages, there is virtually no point in for example "Portuguese to Swedish". Especially not while there are several languages for English speakers still struggling to get into Beta.

3 years ago

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Well I guess that's why English courses tend to be made first. There is no English for Swedish speakers though, probably because Swedes generally speak English well enough to use it to learn other lagnuages. It's still up to the speaker of the less populous language to decide which language has the most benefits. My native language is Dutch and German for Dutch speakers would be pretty great.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celebrim
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I'm definitely eager to see immersion

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anders91
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The Incubator was actually launched as kind of an experiment and they did not expect the enormous success they have had with it so far. That in combination with the fact that Duolingo has a very small team makes it hard for them to maintain the same functionality for all these new courses popping up as they do for the original courses.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/magicafan
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I wish Swedish had it but unfortunately I don't think it will be added any time soon..

3 years ago