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Will they ever add Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian to their course list? Have there been any discussion about this?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Hi NatalieDierene0,

If you want to make a [course] suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts [and thus not creating a new one]. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)

From Help Center: "How can I suggest a new language course?"
Note: Texts in between square brackets are additions of mine.


You'll find for example: - here, for Croatian for EN speakers, a 1 year old and popular discussion where you can add your vote and even comment. - here, for Bosnian for EN speakers, a 4 months old and popular discussion where you can add your vote and even comment.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kubelnaby
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The day some people proficient in those languages will show up in duolingo and decide to create a course, then duolingo will have Serbian, Croatian and so on. The fact is, courses are created by volunteers and it's not always that easy to find people both proficient and willing to spend that much time to do something for free, which is understandable.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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Can people please stop repeating this. It gets old really fast and it's simply not true, at least not when we are talking about major European languages. This took less than 5 minutes:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kubelnaby
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Well, if that's the case, I stand corrected, at least about Croatian. I guess the question should be asked to admins then.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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I'm not going to do a similar collage for each one but like I said, every major European language (I recommend typing applied AND x to the search bar if you want to see for yourself):

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TojaSnow
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I also started a discussion about this a few days ago and it was mainly about separating Serbo-Croatian because we don’t know what is the problem and why Duolingo won’t get the course(s) into the incubator, since there are enough people who applied to contribute to both language courses. Something fishy is going on...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
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There's only so many courses that can be worked on in the incubator - the volunteers are just one of the resources, but you also need support staff (every language has its own specifics that require the system to be tweaked somehow) and the incubator infrastructure can process only so many user actions at the same time. Sometimes the creators need to wait quite some time for the response when they're updating a sentence, etc.

I think they keep upgrading it, because there are more courses being developed right now than there were a few months ago, but if they were to start all possible language at once, it would be too much. So they prioritize. Somehow. Unfortunately we don't know how they choose, so we only can wait and see.

2 years ago