Happy New Year from the Duolingo Team! Thank you all so much for your support. Our resolution is to make Duolingo even better in 2013.
Is there a possibility of more grammar being incorporated into the training drills in later updates to the site? I also think it would be nice to have a more in depth explanation of certain grammatical differences between English and the languages you offer tutorials for. This site is an excellent starting point to learn the languages you guys offer; the drills that are presented are very interactive and comprehensive. Is there any chance that more languages will added in the future, and if so, would a database or index of vocabulary be expanded upon for each (as well as the grammatical details)?
Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your wonderful program. I have learned more here than with any other program I've tried. Have you considered continuing the program with a more advanced version once these modules have been completed? You have helped so many of us who are interested in a second or third language.
Thank you! Something I would love to see would be the ability to see what your friends are learning. I'm using this to learn German and my boyfriend is using it to learn Spanish (which I already speak near-fluently). It would be terrific to be able to see what words/phrases he's learning so that I know what to practice with him.
Duolingo is great. I've been using it to learn French for maybe three months now. Although, there are two recommendations I'd like to make: It would be nice to have some brief explanations of grammar rules pertaining to skills being learned (preferably in English.) Often, I find myself trawling Google to answer questions I've come up with about French grammar while doing the skills. And the text-to-speech voice is very robotic. Sometimes I type Duolingo phrases in Google's translation service and have it read the phrase to me so I can hear a superior vocalization. Google's speech to text program is much more natural. Other than that, Duolingo is great. I may even use it to learn a third language someday.
Hi Luis- I have a concern that I have rarely seen mentioned. Is there any way that timed lessons could be made an option? Timed lessons where you can lose points or have to repeat the entire lesson if you take too much time should be a choice. We are trying to learn a language, and often may need more time. Timed lessons make me think you are trying to make Duolingo like school. Give us some feedback on this issue- timed lessons can be very discouraging and could also cause people to quit Duolingo, when they wouldn't otherwise. Let me know.