This is an idea I posted about briefly on another discussion, but I thought I'd make it more formal by making it's own discussion, plus I'd love to hear what you all think of it. :)
So now that we have the official currency of Duolingo, Lingots, I was thinking perhaps instead of being able to just buy boosters to help with your lessons (which are awesome by the way) the store could begin offering something a bit more "fun", something to collect.
The idea I came up with was virtual postcards featuring famous places and landmarks from around the world. Perhaps they could be region specific depending on what language you're learning, or maybe not. But I think having users learn about the places whose language they're studying would really add a layer of depth to the whole learning process, plus it would be really cool to see your collection of postcards grow as you "visited" more places.
Any thoughts? :)
I think you have a awesome idea there! :) Like you say, you get a deeper insight in the language you are learning by getting to know famous places and landmarks in the specific areas where the language are spoken. I hope the function will come! (Did you hear that Duolingo creators/developers ?!) :)