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I see rumors that the 2.0 version of the Swedish tree is forthcoming sometime this year.  Good timing if so.

I was in total shock when I saw the Norwegian upgrade.  Far more complex that I had imagined.

They doubled and some the entire course.  So I hope the Swedish upgrade is not so drastic.

One of these days I should check out the Danish and Swedish Courses.

I'ld be totally ok with them doubling the Swedish course. I really like learning through Duolingo's interface so adding a bunch of new material would be awesome for me.

 

I just fumbled my way around into the Danish and the Swedish lessons.

Oh Yeah, You have an upgrade coming.

The Norwegian Course has 114 "Subject Areas"... Weather, sea life, politeness, past, possession, body parts, illness, Philosopy,

business, arts, theater, etc.  Some of these areas have 9 lessons in them, Most of them comprise six lessons.  So you have a pile of new words and sentences coming your way.  I was amazed to see that your learning choices are in minutes !  15 min is standard.  I had the choice of Lessons (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 as insane).  Most interesting. 

Jay

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I see rumors that the 2.0 version of the Swedish tree is forthcoming sometime this year.  Good timing if so.

 

I was in total shock when I saw the Norwegian upgrade.  Far more complex that I had imagined.

They doubled and some the entire course.  So I hope the Swedish upgrade is not so drastic.

One of these days I should check out the Danish and Swedish Courses.

I'ld be totally ok with them doubling the Swedish course. I really like learning through Duolingo's interface so adding a bunch of new material would be awesome for me.

I just fumbled my way around into the Danish and the Swedish lessons.

Oh Yeah, You have an upgrade coming.

The Norwegian Course has 114 "Subject Areas"... Weather, sea life, politeness, past, possession, body parts, illness, Philosopy,

business, arts, theater, etc.  Some of these areas have 9 lessons in them, Most of them comprise six lessons.  So you have a pile of new words and sentences coming your way.  I was amazed to see that your learning choices are in minutes !  15 min is standard.  I had the choice of Lessons (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 as insane).  Most interesting. 

Jay

My choices were in lessons as well. I went with 5. Of course it counts practices as lessons so I usually did a mix.
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My choices were in lessons as well. I went with 5. Of course it counts practices as lessons so I usually did a mix.

 

ROFL.. NOW I find out .  Hard and slope headed Norske nut never realized that practice lesson counted for actual lessons.

So I would do the two required NEW lessons, and later come back and do the practice sessions.

Gosh I beat myself up a lot in those lessons.  Sometimes I get a bit TOO focused. !!!

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Cool Duolingo story:

 

In the school district that I work, kids have free access to Mango Languages. I was visiting a classroom the other day in which a sixth-grade girl had pulled a group of 6-7 other students to teach them Italian! She has been working for about four months on Duolingo and less than one on Mango. She had a scheduled 1-hour time slot and was able to extend another half an hour due to student interest! This was amazing to see and apparently is going to get to happen at least once a week!

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Cool Duolingo story:

 

In the school district that I work, kids have free access to Mango Languages. I was visiting a classroom the other day in which a sixth-grade girl had pulled a group of 6-7 other students to teach them Italian! She has been working for about four months on Duolingo and less than one on Mango. She had a scheduled 1-hour time slot and was able to extend another half an hour due to student interest! This was amazing to see and apparently is going to get to happen at least once a week!

That is great to hear!  I never had a lot of interest in languages in school, though I imagine if I had access to something like duolingo that might have changed since it is on the computer, and I did have interest it that.

 

Still moving along slowly in my progress.  Though an interesting note is that the Scale 75 paint instructions come in Spanish as well as English.  I have been trying to read through the instructions in Spanish and actually understanding some of the words.  ^_^

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I can't believe I just noticed this but my iPad keyboard has an option to dictate text by voice. I can answer translation questions in duolingo verbally with it and have my pronunciation checked (since obviously if you don't pronounce it well, it types something wrong)!!!!

 

I wish I had noticed this about 300 days ago!

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I can't believe I just noticed this but my iPad keyboard has an option to dictate text by voice. I can answer translation questions in duolingo verbally with it and have my pronunciation checked (since obviously if you don't pronounce it well, it types something wrong)!!!!

 

I wish I had noticed this about 300 days ago!

Wait, what? That sounds crazy useful! Which keyboard is it?

 

Do you have to change the input language to match what you are working on?

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The standard keyboard. It's the little microphone key to the left of the space bar. This is amazingly helpful. Also gratifying as it has understood all but one word I said so far!

 

Edit: I missed the input question. If you install the language keyboard on your iPad for whatever language you are learning, Duolingo switches between English and the other language's keyboard on the fly as appropriate. So in my case, if the answer is going to be in Swedish, Duolingo automatically pulls up the Swedish keyboard. And the verbal input seems to automatically work with the language, possibly because it takes a cue from the keyboard.

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How is everyone doing swinging through their trees??

I hope that all of you are progressing up the language trees ?

Erifnogard has completed his Swedish tree, pending its upgrade.

I'm done with the Norwegian tree, and now doing all the refreshers to build up my skills.

I read the Kings Speech last week, and also understood it verbally when I listened to it life.

Made my day !

Check in everyone, lets hear how well you are doing !!!

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I'm still doing lessons every day.  Still enjoying the dictation discovery.  Bumbling through news articles on SVT Nyheter.  As long as I know kind of what the story is about going in I can usually get the gist of it. 

I turned my daughter onto your discovery, she is all excited about it !!  Doing the Italian lessons (She lived in Italy for four years, so she does speak it some; but your discovery boosted her interest greatly).  When you get to the stage that you comprehend what you are reading it becomes easier.  If you want to have some more fun, read the cartoons in the daily newspaper.  Hardest thing to understand is humor in another language.  Keep on shaking the tree !!

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Just had a catastrophic event occur.

(One I would have NEVER thought about)...

so a heads up on this one.

I switched keyboards to Norwegian last night as I did my refreshers.

This morning I went to do a remote login in to my bank account.

I entered in my "Known login and password",, and got Locked out of my account.

Tried it again.. got notified I was locked out !!!

WTF !!

seems like there was å¨ø æ  problem !

Head desk !

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