https://www.duolingo.com/._.Polyglot._.

The Course Pages?!?

So I have noticed for the past couple of month's now There has still now been three Duolingo courses without a course Yiddish for English speakers which has been out for in the incubator for 7-8 months. Greek for English speaker's which has been in the incubator for 6 months, and the Czech for English speaker's course which has been in the incubator for 7 weeks now. Duo can you please make the course pages soon, it would just be nice. Thank you for reading. - Asexual_Polyglot/Ricky

August 28, 2015

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

I guess Duo prefer to concentrate on higher priority (they have a lot of things pending, for the website but also for the incubator and probably for the school part and for the apps...) and create those pages once the course will come out to beta phase.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Xneb

I would imagine they must be in the process of designing the course pages (especially for Czech, considering how close they are to finishing sentence building). But the design takes time. They need to come up with the landmark for each of the languages, design said landmark and background, write a paragraph or two about the languages then implement the pages into the site itself. I guess it's just taking a while due to other priorities they may have for the website.

Edit: Just as a bit of a disclaimer, this isn't coming from Duolingo themselves, just me speculating

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/widle

The Czech isn't anywhere close to finishing, they've just started. But they're building the tree as they go and the system is unable to calculate their progress.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Xneb

Ah, fair enough, I maybe should have checked the course page in the incubator before saying that

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

Sure, it takes a while... but does it really take 6, 7 months?

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42

They probably have other priorities.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

How long does it take you to finish a tree? I imagine building one takes longer than going through the lessons.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

We're still talking about course pages, not the actual courses.

PS. My quickest tree so far (out of two) is 21 months. However, I'll probably improve that to 12 months or so when I finish Swedish (which I have studied before).

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

ahhh course pages... I retract my previous posts and now agree with the OP

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/._.Polyglot._.

Then why has the Greek course page and the Yiddish course page taken so long - Asexual_Polyglot

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

Each of these courses you've mentioned has 4-6 people putting together every sentence in the course. Along with doing all that they have to check through everything for errors and set up the audio to go along with it and again these 4-6 people working on it are not getting paid to do this. They have day jobs which I assume are they're number one priority and I am very thankful that in their spare time they are devoting their efforts to creating these language classes so that you can use them for free. But it takes time.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Umiman

I've thought the exact same thing! But it does normally take a while for it to come and I guess they've got a lot of work to do and that isn't at the top of their priority list.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

Most if not all the people putting the courses together are volunteers doing this n their freetime. It takes time and the people at Duolingo have little control over it.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah

Course pages are designed by Duolingo.

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

Right. As I said above I thought this was about the courses themselves. I retract my previous posts and now agree with the OP

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah

That's fine, misunderstandings can happen to anyone.

August 29, 2015
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