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  • Ch
    @chang-y-1 Ch Hi my name is Chang and I'm able to speak four languages fluently. Chinese (mandarin) is my mother tongue as I was born in Beijing. I've been learning English for 12 years and I'll be taking my English A ( Language and Literature)IGCSE in June. I've been living in Germany for already two years and attending school here so I'm still improving my german skills.At the moment I'm prepared to take my C2 certificate in English and C1 in German.In addition, I lived in Croatia for five years and attended a local school so I can speak Croatian fluently.. I just want to show how passionate I am about learning languages and I hope I could share my knowledge with others.
    1 year ago
  • The Corsair
    @the-corsair The Corsair Hi, I'm Vix. I enjoy learning languages. I self teach myself pretty much everything I care about, and teaching other people things makes me happy in a way nothing else does. I don't have language degrees and I'm only fluent in English, but I like doing research and I have a lot of experience with tutoring, and condensing ideas. I want to be a founder because I like making things and I like teaching things, and because I will support any effort to spread knowledge. Linguistics is fascinating and applicable in today's world, so I want to help get it on Socratic.
    1 year ago
  • Stefan V.
    @stefan-zdre Stefan V.
    Hi, @karen-l-4 and @bryan-g-1 ! Hey, great to have you guys on board! Make sure to actually sign up as founders by clicking on that big, yellow "Become a Founder" button located to the top-right of the page!

    Cheers! :)
    2 years ago
  • Karen L.
    @karen-l-4 Karen L. Hello, my name is Karen and I know advance mandarin. I will be a great help to the team. Please consider my request. I am excited to help other students learn more languages than just their own languages.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Winder, United States
    Someone from Winder, United States Hello! My name is Bryan and I'm a fourth year Spanish student and am learning Irish on my own. I also have experience in Swedish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian. Such a diverse field of languages has allowed me to understand not just basic elements of specific languages, such as how to simply translate a phrase, but also the technical aspects of language and how they differ among different families of languages.
    2 years ago
  • Rene
    @rene-zorzi Rene Hello Everyone,
    I am Rene and I speak Italian, some German and French besides English. I think I can be a good helper in languages. I think Socratic deserves Linguistics because many students have difficulty on languages. Trying to understand how a language works can be difficult and adding Linguistics to Socratic may help the student better.
    2 years ago
  • Karen L.
    @karen-l-4 Karen L. Hello, I am Karen, I will be useful because I know Chinese and all the others are good in German and French ao I am different from them but also able to help in linguistics.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States Hello, my name is Evan and I am currently learning German. I would like to become a founder on this topic because I personally find linguistics a very interesting topic that I know a decent amount on. I would really like to contribute what I know. Also, one of the best ways to practice languages is to talk to others in your language and or about your language which Socratic easily allows.
    2 years ago
  • Sarah C
    @sarah-c-7 Sarah C Hello! I would be really interested in helping get this subject set up as I am currently learning French and German so appreciate how helpful it is to talk to a real person when stuck on something. With languages, the only way to understand them is to be taught by someone who does. Other websites can't do this so I'm really glad it has arrived on socratic! I also have a family full of language enthusiasts and extended family from different countries to help make sure my answers are as helpful as possible:) 
    2 years ago
  • Tanish J.
    @tanish-j Tanish J. Hey everyone, I'm Tanish and I'm excited to become a founder for Linguistics because I believe that language gives us a deep insight of how today's society has evolved and by studying it, we're studying a uniquely human behaviour.

    As someone who is knowledgeable in English, Hindi, Mandarin, French and Arabic, I realise that the intricacies of each language help us learn about different cultures, uniting the world in its diversity.
    2 years ago
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How are new subjects launched?

By the community! (With support from the Socratic team.) To launch a subject on Socratic, you need a founding team of eight people who are committed to building and supporting the subject through its critical early days.

Once eight founders have signed up, you will form a team that collaborates to grow and nurture the subject using a live version of the site. You will write the subject's first featured answers and recruit other contributors. Most important, you will lead by example by participating often and encouraging others to do the same.

Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Linguistics can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Linguistics with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
  • Connect and collaborate with brilliant people around the world who share your passion. Find your tribe.
  • Earn credibility and status, online and off. Add it to your resume! Founding a subject will keep you sharp, and can even help in your professional life.
  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

  • Ensure that your founding team creates at least 20 featured answers that represent that very best in your subject
  • Participate often and encourage other team members, so that you meet your shared goal of high activity days (days on which 8 or more people contribute)

No matter who you are, life is busy and unpredictable. That's why there are no individual or time-based requirements for subject founders. You can contribute to your shared goals anytime, from anywhere - so long as you make an active effort to support the team and push the subject forward.

Can I invite friends to be founders?

If you know someone who would be a great founder for a new subject on Socratic, you can — and should! — invite that person by sharing the link to this page with them, and encouraging them to sign up.

Inviting a friend to join you on the founding team likely means working with someone you already respect, which'll help establish trust amongst the team early on. Trust = better outcomes and more fun.

I would love to see Linguistics on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

Yes! To help get Linguistics launched on Socratic, you can:

  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement