(Weekly) Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from July 6th to July 17th
Spanish for Chinese goes beta! The course for Spanish for Chinese speakers is now in its beta phase! Congratulations to the course team and to Team Duolingo for taking another step towards free language education to the world!
Back from vacation
Thanks for sending your good wishes! It is great to be back from vacation and you should now expect the upcoming editions on the regular Sunday morning (PST) schedule. One of these days, I will share some of the pictures from my travel.
PHASE 1 Progress: Total
Spanish for Chinese - 99% | 99% | 99% | Beta
Guarani for Spanish - 100% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0)
Greek for English - 100% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0)
Esperanto for Spanish - 100% | 100% | 99% | 100% (+1)
English for Thai - 98% | 98% | 98% | 98% (+0)
Romanian for English - 89% | 89% | 91% | 93% (+2) *
German for Italian - 90% | 91% | 91% | 92% (+1)
Portuguese for French - 82% | 87% | 90% | 91% (+1)
Swahili for English - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0) 1-Aug-2016 ^
Spanish for Italian - 68% | 68% | 68% | 67% (-1)
Swedish for Russian - 65% | 65% | 65% | 65% (+0)
Italian for Portuguese - 54% | 55% | 55% | 56% (+1) 1-Apr-9999
Czech for English - 52% | 53% | 54% | 55% (+1)
French for Chinese - 47% | 47% | 47% | 47% (+0)
Russian for Turkish - 45% | 45% | 45% | 45% (+0) 31-Dec-2016
French for Turkish - 41% | 41% | 41% | 41% (+0)
Indonesian for English - 25% | 29% | 29% | 28% (-1)
Hindi for English - 27% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0) 26-Jan-2017 ^
Klingon for English - 26% | 26% | 26% | 26% (+0) 1-Aug-2016
Korean for English - 13% | 14% | 16% | 17% (+1) 31-Dec-9998
English for Tamil - 5% | 10% | 14% | 15% (+1) 28-Feb-2017
Yiddish for English - 6% | 8% | 9% | 9% (+0) 7-Jul-2018
English for Bengali - 1% | 2% | 3% | 5% (+2) 20-Feb-2017 *
Course - 3 weeks ago | 2 weeks ago | a week ago | Now (Progress delta); Estimated Launch Date (provided by contributors) (Date delta)
'Estimated Launch Date' only when provided by the course contributors
Mean - 0.68% | 0.88% | 0.57% | 0.43% (-0.14)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)
* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, & Swahili teams' progress is as per their own calculation
Here's what the contributing teams have said during the last week:
(For Phase-1 and Phase-2 courses by default, and for Phase-3 courses per request).
大家好！现在西班牙语课程已经可以学习了。因为这是第一个版本，所以会有一些的错误。首先请大家体谅, 然后大家有发现错误/不合理的句子/请举报给我们。 如果大家身边的朋友/老师 会懂西班牙语，请介绍给我们，我们会更改新的版本。 谢谢大家！学习愉快！
July?! Now already?! Don't worry, a lot has happened in our last five months of silence!
We have an awesome new team member! Welcome TheBramnotABram!
Hey everyone, I'm the latest contributor to the tree 2.0 project and I'm excited to see it all coming together slowly. Also a big Duolingo user myself, trying to balance Spanish, German, and French, each for a totally different reason. In my daily life I'm a Bible translator, so I know a thing or two about how to say the same thing in many different ways, which is something I plan to contribute to the new tree as it is finishing up.
Also, we have found two (equally awesome) alpha testers!
Hi all, I’m an alpha tester for the Phase 2, tree 2.0 project. I’m a complete beginner in Dutch and Duolingo has definitely made the process a lot more fun. Initially, I started using Duolingo to reinforce my French classes at the Alliance Française. I’m a communications specialist by trade and a self-taught graphic designer. I’m also a language junkie (which is why I’m using Duolingo to begin with) and moved to Japan for two years to learn the language. Looking forward to contributing to the project and hopefully making progress on my journey to learn Dutch. Intelligibility not required.
Howdy! Along with what Pilar said, I am also an alpha tester of the new Duolingo Dutch tree. I am a rocket scientist by day and a linguaphile by night. Over the years, I have used many different methods to study a myriad of languages and Dutch is definitely no stranger to me. In fact, I am currently using it as the primary language to learn another language. Nonetheless, I am excited to be a part of this awesome team, and feel like my meticulousness and experience in different language learning methodologies can provide for a unique contribution to testing and improving the new Duolingo Dutch tree.
It's coming. Soon™. No, jokes aside, we're still busy working on it. We have been adding more and more sentences every day, and our new team member and alpha testers already showed that they are a great part of our team. After moving some skills around, adding new ones, splitting some, merging some etc. we finally decided on our final tree design, and believe me, it’s worth the wait!
Tot de volgende update!
~ Team Dutch
1100 words, 55%. Switching to Sunday updates for now. The new projected date includes tree verification plus TTS setup tasks by others.
Lamentamos las demoras
Duolingo ya nos ha respondido con respecto a la grabación de las oraciones, ya han iniciado todo el proceso que nos traerá la voz al curso. Lamentablemente Duolingo también está migrando su sistema de TTS/grabaciones lo que les tomará un par de semanas al menos. Mientras tanto con suerte se grabará todo y luego de esas semanas añadirán las grabaciones finalmente!
Les pedimos paciencia, ya han sido casi 10 meses y es entendible que todo el mundo esté ansioso, pero al menos ahora estamos más seguros que antes, falta muy poco :)
Working alone in a course allows channelized thinking and quick progress, but it is also accompanied by times of slow and non-existent progress: I'm afraid this is one of those weeks. I hope to keep the course moving to meet the 28th February deadline.
Spanish for Chinese speakers is now available in beta! WIU will get back on schedule beginning next week.
Previous Update 26-Jun to 6-Jul
Thank you again for your updates. They are the main reason I make a point of logging in on Sundays now.
I second all three of these. Hopefully we'll have (at least one of) them in the works soon now that more courses are going into Beta.
Don't hold your breath for Japanese and Chinese. I have no idea if the current Duolingo system could handle a logographic writing system. But I hope it can! In any case, hopefully Arabic will start soon, since it is of the same language family as Hebrew (Slightly more complicated writing system though).
Kind of disappointing that there are 5 courses (Besides the manually updated ones like Swahili and the courses at 100%) that have not moved at all in the past 4 weeks. That is five course that have consistently not progressed not one week, not two, but 3+. This is out of the 22 courses currently incubating. That is 22% of all the courses are stagnant. I understand life happens, but Duolingo has felt kind of slowed down recently...
I was just looking at this saying "The leader extraordinaire is only 2%?" I suppose those weeks of one team or another getting 17% or so couldn't be expected to last. But seriously, thank you to all the contributors, we can forgive you for a slow week as long as the courses you make are awesome, which I'm sure they will be!
It's an obnoxious friend who decided to lingot bomb me... Unfortunately I don't have the script for giving them fast and he does....
I will if you say the magic word!!!!
(The lingot giving script doesn't work anymore on the wikia, I tried it yesterday)
Thanks for the update. Didn't Spanish for Chinese speakers get released into beta? Also, Greek re-updated their release date to the 20th of August, if it matters.
Yes, it did on 7-July. I pasted old stats initially...
Edit: Yes Spanish for Chinese.
Whoops! I did it the other way because I thought I had messed up initially. Slams head against wall.
No one has mentioned Romanian's great progress this week, they're getting closer and closer to beta.
Sorryif this is the wrong place to ask, but is there a reason why no "from German" courses are in the works at the moment?
This is a complete guess, but it could be that German speakers tend to have good english, which makes those courses slightly less of a necessity.
German for Italian speakers is in Phase 1. It's likely that its contributors will start Italian for German speakers some time after German for Italian speakers reaches Phase 3. :)
Likewise, there are contributors interested in both German and Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, or Turkish.
Now the courses teaching German for Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish speakers have all recently graduated to Phase 3. After taking a break their contributors would probably start courses teaching Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish for German speakers. :)
Thank you for the update :) Good to see the courses moving, especially Czech. Keep it up! I very much hope we will see some new languages in the incubator in the coming weeks.
Parseltongue is a poor match for Duolingo, due to the lack of a written component. Because, you know, snakes can't hold pencils. :-P
Well, I would say that snakes don't need to learn it because they are born with it and unless you were born a Parselmouth, you will never be able to speak it fluently or even understand it entirely due to its complexity. However I could help you to recognize some of the more common words and basic sentence structure so you may be able to understand bits and pieces of conversation. (But that's only if you're a pure blood of course). Maybe you have a pet snake you'd like to get to know better ?
Most courses are releasing the second version of the tree! What about the Turkish Course?
wu1503 from Team CN for ES wrote 1 week ago:
Did you mean ES for CN? Because that sounds a little too good to be true :(
Ya me había emocionado. Ojalá algún día podamos estudiar chino aquí en Duolingo. Sería lo máximo : )
I just saw a 2-day-old status update at https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/de/ru/status :)