Will users ever have an option to create their own courses?

It seems that a lot of us are eagerly awaiting some courses. I'd love to see Arabic for English (or French) speakers but I understand that the Lingvist team has a lot of work.

Will there ever be an option for users to create their own courses? I have the Arabic frequency vocabulary and I'd personally love to make my own Arabic course with the help of a few friends. I don't want to use Memrise because I find their cartoonish design to be a bit ridiculous. I love the simple, clean and non-distracting design of Lingvist.

I think this would be a cool option. Users could have the option to make the course private or share it with the community and even allow native speakers to "downvote" if the word was entered or used incorrectly. I could probably get a few dedicated people to help with the Arabic.

Another idea, if the created course is of very good quality, maybe your team can take a look at it and expand on it or improve it rather than starting from scratch.

Please and thank you <3

I would love this option as well. Duolingo has the "incubator," but even that is a slow and tedious process since the Duolingo system is the same for everybody (effectively). It has to be vetted before standard users can use it or else they'd (rightfully) complain.

For example, I'd love to give Lojban a go (constructed language), but because it is so obscure, I'm limited to basically a few Memrise sets and the CLL. I haven't used Lingvist for very long, but it is so effortless and has already helped my French out. If Lingvist had an option to (manually) enable community courses, and a basic SDK to design one, I'm sure language users from all over the globe, no matter how obscure, would love to participate in sharing their skills.

Of course this could be a logistical nightmare for the Devs, and possibly could scare off new users if not hidden well enough (there could be incorrect/incomplete courses which would discredit Lingvist for some users). On the other hand, it would really create a unique learning opportunity for hundreds, if not thousands, of languages that the Devs themselves would never be able to manage themselves!

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I could be wrong, but I feel this feature is not aligned with Lingvist's vision. I think Memrise and Lingvist are distinct apps, created with very different visions. Lingvist is attentive to details of the learning process itself is thinking of ways of improving it, it wants to find the optimal way to learn a language. Memrise is just a facilitator or a tool to help people teach themselves, they are not much concerned with the process of learning as far as I know.

@truelibertarian I think it would be an awesome idea. I mean, obviously the Linguist team is focused on quality and I know that they have language specialists working on these courses. I think user created courses could be labelled as such so that users are aware that these are the individual efforts of a group or an individual vs. the Linguist team.

If there is a need for a language and if people are eager to find a good resource, why wait for the official release (especially for obscure or almost exisnct languages that should be saved!)if there is enthusiasm to make it ourselves?

I hope they allow this.

@juan-pazos I don't think the idea is pushing for a recreation of Memrise. I don't like Memrise since it became too gamified and childish in its design. I don't think Lingvist should become a random flashcard software, but rather to give users a chance to make a language course before the official one comes out (if it ever does).
I understand Lingvist as an app that is designed for independent learning by allowing the learners to learn more efficiently, so why not make the logical next step and allow the language lovers in the community to take charge of their learning further by using an already great tool instead of starting from scratch elsewhere?

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