Is anyone else watching the Russian course like a hawk?
I think I check it at least ten times a day, waiting for even the smallest jump up in the course progress. IT'S ONLY 1.7% AWAY FROM BEING DONE. I am way too excited.
Hi guys, would you be surprised if I tell you that I'm answering you from the Russian interface? Let's see if I can post this comment.
Yes, it worked!!!! This user can be used by any Russian mods to test the environment. We've translated everything which is important. The 1% left is Incubator related interface, and we're not translating it for a while. Now we need to fix some issues and do some testing before the course can be released.
Hi guys, I posted those comments above. You can see that this test user looks interesting :) Check his profile and add him as a friend.
Thanks for responding! How much testing do you think needs to be done before you will release it?
I'm not sure, it is not only our testing, duolingo developers are doing their things as well.
If you are on firefox right click on the progress bar > the most bottom label > one of the divs or spans (labeled smth along the lines of 'course progress' if not displayed already
On Google Chrome click the three bars on the upper right hand corner of your browser, then click tools, then click developer tools, then click the magnifying glass on the bottom left of the developer panel, then click the loading bar between 'Phase 1' and 'Phase 2,' (make sure you're on the page of the course you want to check), then click the down arrow on the line on the panel that became highlighted. You should see a percentage. Hope this helped!
I've been wondering this too; it must be something more than just a translation that's keeping them from releasing all this hard work they've done to the users.
There may be a few difficult sentences that are taking longer, particularly since the interface is what they have left.
They've said they've translated all of the sentences. I rather think that they have translated everything, including the interface and that one percent is some organizational and implementational stuff for the Duo team to do, but this is only a speculation of mine. I'd very much appreciate to hear what the case actually is.
I really hope that the incubator present is not english for russian speakers, but rather more language directions.
The 1.7 percent is part of the Incubator interface that they haven't translated because it's of lower priority.
kaiengle is right. The only outstanding translation deliverable is the Incubator interface, which is a secondary priority at the moment. We're busy testing the results of localization and reviewing the course itself.
How'd you know that? Would a 'lower priority' be a reason to not translate it for like two days already?
I think it can be dealt with after the beta is released so they're probably not worrying about it. :) I contribute to the Dutch course and we haven't done that part either. Other than that, I imagine what they're doing for now is ironing out the kinks, if there are any.
They said before that they should have more language directions by the end of the year. Also, would english for russian speakers really count as a present since we knew it was coming? lol.
The present might be that they've secretly been working on Russian for English XD
i think the last % has something to do with the duolingo side, not the contributors? could be wrong.
Me too, even though I won't use it because I don't speak Russian, I wonder what happens when it reaches 100%
Wow, I had no notion people are still watching that progress bar with such a keen attention!! Maybe we should translate it all the way up to the end just in honor of those who're watching us! :)
Seriously, though, it's technically not possible right now. There is a handful problematic string resources that are waiting to be fixed by Duolingo. They won't let us reach the precise 100.00%.
I saw the percentage jump from 89% to 95% overnight between Sunday and Monday nearly a week ago now, and have been checking every few hours every day since. It’s been at 98% for nearly two days now, I can only assume we’re just waiting for a few difficult‐to‐translate interface strings.
I believe it's being tested by the Duo team; they said they would always test it before having it released.
Yup, I've been watching it too. Can't wait! Always exciting to see new ones added :)
PuntoH was the firs one to add me as a friend. Thank you so much. It helped me find an old unfixed string :))
A lot of people posting here may not have realized that, the way the site is designed, Duolingo can probably teach a language quite well from the “reverse” direction. The only real difference is the words being taught in an order that makes sense in the language the course is designed to teach, which just means taking the course in the reverse direction has a slightly steeper learning curve. There’s also the fact that the occasional grammar explanations are nearly useless in the reverse direction, but some of us don’t get much use out of those anyway.
Personally, I intend to start using this course as soon as it’s released, then switch over once the Russian for English speakers course is eventually released. Based on some of other replies in this discussion, it looks to me like others have similar plans, even if others seem to disagree.
There is no explanations for the course (french > english). And it works well, but you need Google sometimes (for the past tense, for exemple).
A lot of people may not have realised but the course you are talking about is not a course in Russian, it's a course in English for Russian speakers.
Not really no. Doesn't really help me to learn English from Russian, since I speak English.
Happy for the Russians though.
:) This is an International site, so they are not "foreign" speakers, but native speakers of other languages.
I think it is great that so many people are wanting to learn English. I only wish I could speak a few of those languages so that I could help out. Nice to see a Romanian course being built as well. We are expecting to welcome a lot more Romanians into the UK next year, and it's good to see that a great resource is being built to help them with our language.
I absolutely agree with your first sentence... I just haven't expressed myself well... and there is no doubt that opening the possibility to many communities around the world to learn English is blessed... I just wish that the incubator will produce more languages for those who speak English and would like to learn a second one, which doesn't seems to happen soon.. :-/
It will, it's just easier to start the incubator process this way while they still figure out all the problems. Although some of us might be very impatient (specifically me), the incubator has only been open for two months, and look how many courses are developing! Give it another year and I can't wait to see what Duo looks like.
Yes, i am. For my friends' behalf... I learned Russian as a child and trying to revive the language now, just like I am doing with my Italian, French, German and Spanish... When will there be a Russian course for English speakers?
Well, apparently I'm not the only one, but also I've been trying to study Russian for almost a year on my own, and I've been having a lot of difficulties with it, but Duolingo is the perfect format for me to learn, so I'm going to use this course to try to improve what I already know before the Russian for English speakers course is released.
No, it's English for Russian speakers, but I've been studying Russian for long enough to have the basics down and it's the best substitute I'll get until the reverse course comes out. Also I think a lot of people are just excited to see courses move into beta.
I'm lost. I know there's an english course for russian natives on development, but is there also a russian course for english speakers? That would be awesome. I can't find neither of this courses in the incubator, it's driving me crazy!
I'ts normal : only (something > english) is possible. Recently, they have added (spanish > french) and an another one.
We need to wait 2 weeks before the Incubator is totally released.
Yes, I suppose it's very understandable. Still, I would love to see an english-russian course one day.
I am now that I know you can. I had no idea they had the trackers up. I can't wait.
I'm sorry, I'm new but I speak Russian. Where do I follow the progress for new courses?
incubator.duolingo.com is where you can find the course progresses
UGH The suspense is killing me. My mom is from the Soviet Union (Armenia) and knows Russian. I told her about this because it would help her in both her Russian AND English. She was super excited but disappointed to hear it wasn't up yet. I have a few other friends I want to show this too as well! UGHHHH
If they develop English for Russian speakers, does that mean it will be much faster to develop Russian for English speakers?
I don't know what's going on because their is no Russian for English queue on the site. But I cannot imagine that after having all the translations finished that it would be difficult to make a Russian for English course.
Please do pass regards to your mother -- I speak some Armenian.:) I hope one day Armenian language will be added to Duolingo.
The Russian course is not visible in the incubator, where can I check the progress?
WHAT?! This is the #1 language I care about! I'll have to finish German asap :)
> Is anyone else watching . . . ?
Well, I wasn't. Hadn't visited duolingo for weeks or maybe months.
It is GREAT to see that the English-for-Russian-Speakers course has entered beta test. Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to accomplish this. And thank you very much, too.
The one lesson I have tried worked flawlessly. I'll do my best to provide helpful suggestions as I go through the course, although my Russian is not strong enough to enable me to criticize the Russian.
Great stuff. Just in time for (Western) Christmas!
Even just more frequent updates on where they are would help. But we don't hear anything for months on end?
I think it's worth pointing out I posted this discussion literally a year ago, which shows how much has been communitcated with the public. They're waiting on the text to speech program to work properly and have a little bit more work to do, but I think it's mostly on the developer's end and not on the contributors right now. Hopefully it comes out soon.