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Can you speak Irish? Want to help the world learn?

Duolingo wants to build an Irish database and you could help.
Mar 19th 2014, 1:54 PM 18,382 100

DUOLINGO, A CROWDSOURCED translation service which helps people learn languages, is searching for Irish tutors.

The website has over 25 million users, who learn languages through games both on the website and apps. The translation is provided purely by other users and the service is free.

Now, they are looking to expand the number of languages they offer, with Irish on the list.

To contribute, people are asked to tell the website’s administrators why they want to be involved, in Irish.

Those applying must be fluent in both English and Irish, committed and passionate.

The site says:

“Language courses on Duolingo contain thousands of sentences. We need to know as many translations as possible for each sentence, so when learners are asked to translate that sentence in a lesson, we can tell them if their answer is correct.”

To apply to be a course contributor, click here.

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