Korean Got a Second Contributor in the Incubator!

After having Jihyun as the sole contributor for that course for the first week there is finally another person. :)

Keep spreading the word of the incubator to friends, family and strangers. Hopefully more people will keep applying to make this process even faster. (here's the link to the incubator incase you have time to apply yourself:

We appreciate everything DuoLingo is doing, and what these contributors are doing as well with donating their time and language expertise into making it accessable for all.

edit: here is the post that was requesting bilingual english - korean people to apply to the incubtor which is why I felt it was important enough to make this topic about there now being 2 contributors. (Jihyun and nicola0728)

January 21, 2014


I am excited too! Yay! Welcome to the team, nicola0728! ^0^

January 21, 2014

Jihyun, thank you for the update! I hope that you can continue to give us frequent updates in both languages; we will be eagerly checking your messages and look forward to your team's progress!

January 22, 2014

Thank you for Lingots everyone! 고맙습니다!

January 23, 2014

Lingot for you! My Korean EAL students will really benefit from this! Once the update gets all ironed out of course!

January 22, 2014

I've also applied a few days ago, and now I'm a little bit worried if my application has been lost in the crack of internet universe. I hope that's not the case. :) Probably it's too soon to start worrying I guess.

January 22, 2014

Oh no! I hope someone looks into this for you!

January 22, 2014

Glad to know! Thanks to Jihyon and Nicola0728 for the course... good luck, I'm sure it'll be a challenge.

January 21, 2014

Yay! Thank you Jihyun and nicola0728! At last, an educational excuse for my Korean soap opera addiction.

January 22, 2014

Thanks for contributing to this course, you guys! I'm so grateful for what you're doing.

January 21, 2014

Thank you so much! Korean is such an interesting language, I'm already waiting for the reverse tree. It'd be a pleasure to learn this unique laguage, even though I don't have a specif motivation but the amazing korean culture! xD

January 22, 2014

Yaaaaaay I love the Korean language! I taught myself to read it years ago and couldn't believe how simple the alphabet really is! May I recommend the first few lessons be about learning to read Korean? :-)

January 22, 2014

sure! I'd love to know how to read Hangul :)

January 22, 2014

I believe this is how the course will work for anything other than the latin alphabet. However, since this is for Koreans to learn English this likely will not be included, but when they do the English Speakers to learn Korean it will. :) I saw it posted by an admin some time ago (i forget where so I cannot link you to it).

January 22, 2014

That is great news! Thanks Jihyun and nicola0728.:)

January 22, 2014

kamsa for doing the korean/english course, really looking forward to be able to suggest duolingo for my korean friends, who want to improve their english and for me in the future, when i can learn korean..

January 22, 2014

I wonder if a non-Duo-user can take part in. If so, I know some people speak well both languages that can help.

January 22, 2014


I hadn't yet realized what chibi_usa pointed out about the username. It should be easy for people to create an account. However, people have a better chance of having their applications accepted if they can show that they are familiar with how the courses work and that they can commit their time and energy (ostensibly by taking one of the courses already offered.) :)

January 22, 2014

Thanks for your answer. In fact, for people who just want to contribute but are not willing to take the course, can they still have the chance? Obviously it takes time to build a medium learning profile on Duo and we cannot force them to learn either of the 5 languages offered by Duo.

I understand it is better to have already been familiar with Duolingo features but aren't we trying to invite people to apply for Incubator?

I think we need a confirmation from someone in the Team about applying for Incubator: do they have to be an active Duolingo user to apply? If not, do they have to sign up an account, which is quite fast, and make some progress on those courses, before applying to the Incubator? That's some of my thoughts :)

January 22, 2014

I am not in the Duolingo Team, but an incubator moderator and here is my opinion.

The contributors should at least have an idea how Duolingo works, otherwise it is a bit problematic to contribute. They don't need to be very active users who completed trees or progressed a lot, but they should at least have "some" experience. e.g. they can sign up and actively practice a language for a couple of days (or better a week) and then they will already have an idea how things work here.

I don't know how Duolingo team chooses moderators but as moderators we did not choose any contributors who did not do any courses here.

January 22, 2014

I believe you do since they took out the original "optional duolingo username" field and just put "duolingo username", but they can make quick account and then apply since duolingo is such a wonderful community maybe they'll be inspired? :)

January 22, 2014

yay! :)

January 22, 2014

this is great Ive been wanting to learn Korean for a long time :D so I'm very excited

January 23, 2014

Wow, I also applied but got Sorry-mail from Duolingo several days ago. : (

January 23, 2014

Programist, on the upside, that mean the course is being developed, right? :) maybe you could be one of the beta-testers ;)

March 8, 2014

will this be reverse engineered for korean for english speakers?

August 2, 2014

Looking forward to it!

August 23, 2014

Really looking forward to Korean duolingo.

October 22, 2014

Yes, please, add Korean : )

December 12, 2014


April 22, 2014

Seems not much has happened in the last few months. And is it only Korean for English speakers being developed? I was at first very excited about maybe being able to learn Korean with DuoLingo, but I can't see a Korean for English speakers on the incubator site. Jihyun, how about contributing to a Korean for English speakers - course too? :-)

July 4, 2014


The same teams build both courses. So, once this course is built, they will begin building the reverse course. So, stay tuned! :)

July 5, 2014

Hi Isagiboy7

Very glad to hear that! I can't wait to try it out! Hope building the reverse job will be quick to finish once the Eng-Kor course is done!

And any updates on when it will be ready? Jihyun? PiscoBlanco? nicola0728 dropped out?

July 5, 2014


Because the courses are built by volunteers who put in time whenever they are available, there is no way to tell when the course will be completed.

July 5, 2014


July 9, 2014

Yay! It's so hard to find english-korean courses online, the only thing that's out there is TTMIK, and duolingo is good as it offers translation practice!

July 17, 2014

I love Duolingo, but my main language goal is Korean. Can't wait!

December 11, 2014

When do you think 'learning Korean' will be available?

April 29, 2015

I would certainly be interested in learning Korean with Duolingo. All the best with the development.

May 9, 2015

Can we have an update about the release of the korean version please ?

May 15, 2015

Same here, my main goal is Korean. Tried Danish to test it out :) Seems to work quite well! Can't wait for Korean!

July 6, 2015

I am excited to see all the progress on the English for Korean course. Can't wait till the reverse starts! My main goal is also to learn Korean... tried the French and Spanish but reeeeeaaaaally want the Korean! Good luck to the contributors, we're thankful for all you guys are working on ^^

September 13, 2015

I'd really like Korean added too.

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