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https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT

I was checking the Incubator today...

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I was checking the Incubator today and I found out that English for Turkish Speakers is almost done. This will be the fourth language course the Incubator will bring into beta. My guess is that the course will be released before 2014. The Incubator courses are being completed really fast! I really hope the reverse course gets released soon into the Incubator. English for Hungarian Speakers is almost nearing completion, just not as close as English for Turkish Speakers. What language courses do want to see in the Incubator next? I want to see English for Swedish Speakers, so when the reverse course comes out, I can learn Swedish.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/atillac

There are some languages that are in incubator but not visible yet

english for hebrew speakers : http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/he/status english for swedish speakers : http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/sv/status english for arabic speakers : http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/ar/status english for korean speakers : http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/ko/status

you can play with iso codes to see other language pages

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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I have noticed that as well. Though, no contributors listed as of yet :( They have added a bunch of language iso codes like Galician, Catalan, Mongolian and the like.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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I'd love it if they added Catalan. I really want to learn it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablito_1
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hey, I'm learning Catalan, there are great sites you could learn the language from!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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I'd like to have those links, though I don't think it is a good idea to study Catalan and French at the same time, I'd speak Fratalan (?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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Oh, I didn't notice this yet! Thank you, this feels exciting!

There's even English for Klingon Speakers :D

http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/tlh/status

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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You are a genius. There's English for Esperanto speakers! http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/eo/status Which honestly wouldn't be very useful as a course, but would be a major stepping stone to getting Esperanto for English speakers. (PS: I suppose it could be useful later on when Esperanto is available for speakers of other languages if they want to learn English through another foreign language, in which case what better one to use then the world's easiest foreign language to learn?)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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I am really looking forward to English for Hebrew speakers, so the reverse course can come out sooner rather than later. I figure they would want to test how well languages written right to left would work and iron out the kinks. Maybe Arabic and Hebrew will make a joint appearance in the Incubator soon! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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Sounds interesting. I also want to learn Arabic, which is a language written right to left. However it may be a while. Sometimes, I wish I spoke a foreign language, that's not on Duolingo, and be a contributor to a course. Or, I could complete my Italian and Portuguese trees and create an Italian for Portuguese Speakers course. And create the reverse course. However, I still have a long ways on both trees.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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I hear ya. Actually, I am quite proficient in Korean, that being said I still make many mistakes a native speaker would not. I considered applying to help with the English for Korean speakers course but after hearing feedback from others on the forum about how stringent they are in their selection criterion I decided not to apply.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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I think you should apply. You could get accepted.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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Well.. I may yet. Though, it is hard to devote time to a course when there is such uncertainly about when said language will make it's way into the Incubator. It would be really great if the Duolingo team could let us know what Incubator courses they will be laying in the near future, like they did a couple months ago when they told us that Indonesian and Dutch would be coming soon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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Yeah! Go for it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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wow, are you really from S. Korea? Because I have never heard of a Hebrew speaking Korean XD

אני מאחל לך בהצלחה עם העברית!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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Well, I never said I was Korean ;) But, I do live there.

תודה רבה על הברכה!

한국에서 겨울 인사 드립니다!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/myuval
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I think a more significant problem with Hebrew, Arabic and others is their alphabet. it's completely different and requires an entire section of its own.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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I can't really speak for Arabic, but I understand it shares many similarities to Hebrew in this regard. I don't know why it should be a problem. I'm sure you are right that there should be an introductionary section at the beginning teaching the letter sounds (like ב - v/b, ג - g and so on), however the Hebrew "alphabet" is not really complicated. The problem many learners encounter when learning Hebrew is the pronunciation for the implied vowels. So, I think it is better to memorize the pronunciation for each word as your encounter it, hence the importance of having a good Hebrew voice in lessons. After awhile you will pick up some of the pronunciation patterns, however not all words seem to follow it. Nikkud, or the markings that tell you the pronunciation clearly with dots and lines above, in the middle and or below each letter are used as teaching aids to children or new learners. However, I firmly believe using nikkud in lessons will make learners reliant and it will become a huge crutch. Perhaps the nikkud should be given as a hint if you peak, but form personal experience I would say having them appear in the text is a mistake.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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I would want them just to add somewhat more languages in the incubator, soon. Right now it looks a bit empty with only nine. They are planning to incubate 50 next year, so 10 at a time won't work, they'll need to be at least 20 at a time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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They said before they wanted to start it off slowly to get the process refined, so now that they're releasing a few courses into Beta, I'm sure that they're figuring out the kinks and can start adding a lot more languages more quickly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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My students' families could really benefit from a Vietnamese --> English course, and I could really us an English --> Vietnamese course for myself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ckhadung
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Vietnamese for English speakers. Why not? :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atkinsga

I'd love to see Vietnamese for English speakers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caselthor
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So what about constructed languages? I wanna dabble in some Dothraki, Elvish, and Klingon. I realize my expectation might be too high though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Obelloe
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finnish please!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kg.kiwigamer

Finnish would be great. I'm not so interested but I know others that would be.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl
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I'm studying Finnish at home, and through Memrise. I would love to see it on Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lefos99
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i have already apllied for the greek courses! :D the most impressive in Duolingo is indeed the speed that it evolves!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheReichtangle

For learners that know English: Welsh, Czech, Slovak, Frisian, Norwegian, Finnish, Basque, Khmer, Vietnamese, Georgian, Armenian, Tibetan, Thai, Persian, Lao, Igbo, Korean, Hausa, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Maltese, Somali, Slovenian, Urdu, Slovak, Hebrew, Yiddish, Serbian.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Immortalist

Vote for "Finnish on Duolingo".

https://plus.google.com/116979663689366833723/posts/GKnNMZC2No1

Duolingo should enable a Finnish language course so that people are able to start learning as soon as possible. Click the above link to vote. Only by sharing the link, will we make progress. Thanks

3 years ago