Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from July 24th to July 31st

Two courses in August, one in September...
Two courses are coming up in beta next month. Another one "Portuguese for French" will be ready early September.

PHASE 1 Progress: Total 22 courses

Guarani for Spanish - 100% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0)

Greek for English - 100% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0) 20-Aug-2016

Esperanto for Spanish - 99% | 100% | 100% | 100% (+0) 8-Aug-2016

English for Thai  - 98% | 98% | 98% | 98% (+0)

Portuguese for French - 90% | 91% | 96% | 96% (+0) 7-Sep-2016

Romanian for English - 91% | 93% | 94% | 95% (+1)

German for Italian - 91% | 92% | 92% | 92% (+0)

Swahili for English - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0) 1-Dec-2016 ^

Spanish for Italian - 68% | 67% | 68% | 68% (+0)

Swedish for Russian - 65% | 65% | 66% | 67% (+1)

Italian for Portuguese - 55% | 56% | 56% | 57% (+1) 1-Apr-9999

Czech for English - 54% | 55% | 55% | 57% (+2) 7-Jul-2017 ^*

French for Chinese - 47% | 47% | 47% | 47% (+0)

Russian for Turkish - 45% | 45% | 45% | 45% (+0) 31-Dec-2016

French for Turkish - 41% | 41% | 42% | 41% (-1)

Indonesian for English - 29% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0)

Hindi for English - 28% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0) 26-Jan-2017 ^

Klingon for English - 26% | 26% | 27% | 28% (+1) 31-Dec-2016

Korean for English - 16% | 17% | 18% | 19% (+1) 31-Dec-9998

English for Tamil - 14% | 15% | 15% | 15% (+0) 28-Feb-2017

Yiddish for English - 9% | 9% | 9% | 9% (+0) 7-Jul-2018

English for Bengali - 3% | 5% | 7% | 8% (+1) 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 - 0.57% | 0.43% | 0.59% | 0.32% (-0.27)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)

* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, & Swahili teams' progress is as per their own calculation

Progress Visualized:

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).

nueby from Team Czech wrote 6 days ago:

Week 55

1133 words, 57%.

BrandenRyan from Team Swahili wrote yesterday:

Tangazo la Kumi na mbili na nusu

I'm sifting through the Alpha Tester applications now!

We'll hopefully have some new, fresh faces on Team Swahili by the weekend's end. With our training cycle in full swing, hopefully I'll have a few more days to start adding to some essential course content. Again, it will be a bit of a slow process for the next month and a half! Poleni sana for the wait!

Nusu means half since I am not writing a full update. I just wanted to keep you all current and to let you all know that there will be something coming out soon.



Slower week. The wait for new beta courses continues. Two coming up in August and at least, one in September.

Previous Update 17-Jul to 24-Jul

Last updates from:
2016: Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2015: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2014: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan, 1st.

July 31, 2016

  • 1388

Great to see Romanian so close to the finish line! I'm also still waiting for Guarani - I wish the team would provide an update.

July 31, 2016

The Romanian course has advanced to 95% ... It's good to see their progress. When it becomes beta, I will try it.

July 31, 2016

I'm definitely starting Romanian as soon as it's available.

August 1, 2016

Yep, me too! It's just not right having all these Romance languages here without it!

August 2, 2016
  • 1388

Me too!

August 1, 2016

Same here. It's a romance language and I love romance languages.

August 1, 2016

This is on one of the past contributor's pages:

torowan wrote to LaRoqueRoniann 1 week ago

torowan:Hi Roniann! Contacting you since you wrote the greeting message on the GuaranĂ­ incubator page... Do you have any updates on progress? Is it coming together, is there anything that a guy that doesn't speak GuaranĂ­ but is decent in Spanish (native Brazilian Portuguese) could do to help?

LaRoqueRoniann:Hello! We are finishing up the recordings next week and then it should be up shortly after that. I apologize for the delay! We were delayed a bit here and it has taken some extra time to get up. Thanks for reaching out!

August 1, 2016


August 1, 2016
  • 1388

Thanks for sharing this info!

August 1, 2016

Yes, regarding Guarani.

I'm quite surprised because they made incredibly fast progress getting the course to 100% (much faster than almost any other course except maybe Welsh) and then dead silence for months.

I'm wondering what happened!

Not that I'm super eager for Guarani for any practical reason, but I was looking forward to "sampling" it just out of curiosity. I think it'd be neat to learn a few basic phrases and something of how the language sounds and is built.

Here's hoping someone can finish the course one day!

August 1, 2016
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My guess is that they have to record the voice. It may take longer than other languages because there might not be a TTS available for Guarani. But still, I wish they would tell us what's going on and a rough estimation as to how much longer it will take.

August 1, 2016

JitenGore's dedication to his awesome and highly addicting Weekly Incubator Update merits a Lingot Festival! Here are 100 to get it going :) Who wants to join in?

July 31, 2016

Wow! Thanks for the kind words (and the lingots)! :)

Edit: Congrats on completing your one year streak!

July 31, 2016

I can't believe I have a year long streak - it went by really quickly. I almost lost it a couple of times being off the grid, but managed to keep it going by a matter of minutes, haha! Thanks for noticing! And your 1000 day Duoversary is coming up shortly! Magnificent!

August 1, 2016

Good to see that Czech keeps on moving. Almost there! :D Thank you Jiten for another great update!

July 31, 2016

Can't wait to do Korean in 8000 years!

August 1, 2016

Try to memorize just one new Korean word a week, and by the time the course is released, you'll already have mastered over 400,000 Korean words, so you'll be able to breeze right through the tree.

August 1, 2016

I can't wait for Czech and Indonesian!

July 31, 2016

Great to see Romanian close to being finished. It'll be interesting to learn an eastern European Romance language. I'm also happy to see Klingon progressing. I've always been interested in it, even though it's not a "real language." Happy to see progress with Korean, and I'm really looking forward to Greek.

August 1, 2016

Awesome! Go Korean for English team! :D

July 31, 2016

I am glad to see some things do continue to happen with the Klingon course. Very slowly, mind, but still; it seems not to be quite dead.

Still mostly excited about Swahili, though!

July 31, 2016

The Klingon team has made 1% progress two weeks in a row! Let's see how long they can keep that streak... go Klingon! =D

August 1, 2016

With any luck they will keep it up and the course will enter beta in time for Christmas 2017.

Keep it up team Klingon!

August 2, 2016

As someone who had suggested Swahili several times long before it ever entered the incubator, I share your eagerness for its arrival. Unfortunately, I'd be surprised if it actually arrives before next spring (just based on how the last several languages went). It'll likely be 3 or 4 months at least to go from 70% to 100%, and then anywhere from 2 to 4 months more before it is released.

But it's all good, because that'll give me some time to finish the Greek tree before Swahili is ready!

August 1, 2016

Well, they had it planned for today before they ran into the trouble with the TTS, and they have worked pretty quickly thus far. That might suggest that even if, aside from the TTS thing, they were delayed a bit, it might not have been too much, and that would mean they now have mostly just the voice recordings to go. It would not surprise me if it wasn't December 1st on the day, but I remain hopeful that it won't be delayed too much more.

It may be false hope, but that's still hope, so I'm good with that :)

I have plenty to do as well, before then, thankfully. Good luck with your Greek!

August 1, 2016

With the progress that's being made and a not-too-distant launch date, and because my French is stronger than my Spanish, I think Portuguese for French speakers is going to be my first attempt at laddering.

August 1, 2016

I'm glad to see someone else waiting for that course! I just hope I my French is good enough!

August 1, 2016

I'm using the intervening time to get my French tree back up to all golden. Just to make sure I'm as prepared as possible!

August 1, 2016

Months and months of silence and lack of (visible) progress from the English for Thai speakers course. Does anyone have an update? Is it still going to happen?

August 1, 2016

I can't wait for Olympic Games to start! ehemmm... I mean... I can't wait for Czech!

August 6, 2016

Can you please see if you can repost the image or tell us the stats because it does not show up.

July 31, 2016

Coming up now...

July 31, 2016

Which two courses are coming in August? Or is it a surprise ?

August 1, 2016

I think they meant releasing languages, like Greek and Guarani or something; not adding new languages to the incubator, but hopefully they do

August 1, 2016

Yeah, pretty sure it's Greek for English and Esperanto for Spanish, as those are shown as having the expected release date in August, and the one that is mentioned for September, Portuguese for French, also has the release date then.

August 1, 2016

Thanks for all the love and kind words!

Please expect today's update by noon PST - four hours later than usual.

August 7, 2016

I was able to complete the post sooner than predicted.

August 7, 2016

Thanks jitengore.

August 1, 2016
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