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Predictions! :)

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  1. What do you think how many languages will Duo support in six months? (at least one Phase 3 course per language) [current status: 6]

  2. What do you think how many languages will Duo support this time next year ? (at least one Phase 3 course per language)

  3. What do you think how many Phase 3 language courses are there going to be this time next year ? [current status: 9]

Let's have some fun guessing and then come back to this discussion after six months (and then a year) to see who got it right :)

some side notes:

  • I would especially like to see some math included if possible. :) (Unfortunately my math skills are a bit rusty...)
  • 1 person is enough to make one course. (optimal number 3-8)
  • hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people are probably required for a course to graduate from Phase 2
  • number of native speakers with internet access is also very important
  • I think one of the biggest problems in making some language courses will be the lack of text-to-speech software...
  • if we just take 100 languages with highest number of native speakers (above 7M per language) we come up with 9900 possible courses :D [a x (a -1) = 100 x (100-1) = 9900 ]
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers
4 years ago

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dnovinc
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just guessing :)

  1. 40 languages
  2. 75 languages
  3. 220 courses
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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This seems interesting. Von Ahn has said that they won't be doing other things beside language even though the site could support it.

4 years ago