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Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from September 25th to October 2nd

French for Russian graduates to Phase 3!
The French for Russian course is now out of beta. Congratulations to the course team and Team Duolingo! With this, we now have 56 courses in Phase 3!

PHASE 1 Progress: Total 23 courses

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

Portuguese for French - 96% | 98% | 98% | 100% (+2) 31-Dec-2016

Romanian for English - 99% | 99% | 99% | 99% (+0) 30-Oct-2016

English for Thai - 99% | 99% | 99% | 99% (+0)

German for Italian - 95% | 95% | 96% | 96% (+0)

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

Spanish for Italian - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0)

Swedish for Russian - 69% | 69% | 69% | 69% (+0)

Italian for Portuguese - 66% | 67% | 67% | 67% (+0) 25-Dec-2016

Czech for English - 62% | 63% | 64% | 65% (+1) 7-Jul-2017 ^

French for Chinese - 48% | 48% | 48% | 49% (+1)

Russian for Turkish - 46% | 46% | 46% | 46% (+0) 31-Dec-2016

French for Turkish - 44% | 44% | 44% | 45% (+1)

Klingon for English - 33% | 33% | 33% | 33% (+0) 31-Dec-2016

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

Indonesian for English - 29% | 27% | 27% | 28% (+1)

Korean for English - 25% | 26% | 27% | 28% (+1) 31-Dec-9999

English for Bengali - 13% | 16% | 19% | 20% (+1) 20-Feb-2017

English for Tamil - 19% | 19% | 19% | 19% (+0) 28-Feb-2017

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

English for Tagalog - 0% | 0% | 3% | 5% (+2) 24-Dec-2016

Spanish for Arabic - (New) 0% | 2% | 3% (+1) 31-Dec-2017

English for Telugu - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0) 19-Oct-2016

Errata: The Spanish for Arabic course's progress is now based on their manually provided progress numbers. I have also corrected the incorrectly reported Czech progress numbers.

Legend:
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 - 0.23% | 0.30% | 0.43% | 0.48% (+0.05)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)

* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, Swahili & Spanish (for Arabic) 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).

niskigwun from Team Korean wrote 6 hours ago:

2 October 2016

Just a brief update!

698/2546 words 88/100 images

We are halfway between the 2nd and 3rd check points, working on the skills Clothing and Family.

TL;DR

The French for Russian course has graduated to Phase 3.

Previous Update 18-Sep to 25-Sep

Last updates from:
2016: Sep, Aug, 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.

October 2, 2016

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/John00625

Congratulations to the Tagalog team for working so fast! I hope there can be a Tagalog for English speakers after they finish the current course, I would love to speak with my aunt in her native tongue!

I'm also super excited for the Swahili course to be released to the public as a beta course, the team has worked very hard, you are going to love the course ;D Go team Swahili!!

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/maycca

Korean is probably Czech's underling in consistency huh? :D
I just realized that Korean, Indonesian, and Hindi are on 28%. Such Asian unity.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori

We (at least I am) are honorary Czechs. Isn't that right Radim (neuby)? Might as just rip off their weekly updates as of now

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nueby

We could sure do a lot worse than be followed or riped off by at least one Korean. ;-)

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinguy19

Good to see that Tagalog has their flag now in the Incubator.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I'm waiting so patiently for the Swahili course!

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AernJardos

I'm waiting so impatiently for the Swahili course! :D

I really want to be able to make the A Team joke. - You speak Swahili? You don't?

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreAndyP

Ojalá que para finales de octubre, los 3 cursos con el más alto porcentaje finalmente estén disponibles en fase beta, especialmente el de Esperanto para hispanoparlantes. Me gustaría saber de Duolindo que tal va el progreso con la famosa migración del sistema TTS.

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre

Lo de Duolindo escribiste a propósito?

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreAndyP

Sí, realmente me gustaría saberlo. Ningun creador de los cursos ha mencionado recientemente algo al respecto

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/airelibre

Me refiero a que escribiste Duolindo y no Duolingo.

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanTelloM

Al parecer tuvo un error (gracioso, por cierto).

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka

I am so glad to see the progress of the Tagalog course!

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Thanks to whole French-Russian team for this huge work! You guys are amazing and I had really great time working with you! :)

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Yes, I am aware I have not yet completed last week's post :(

Today's post will run late (~ 4 hours)

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan

Thank you for letting us know :) I always look forward to your weekly post.

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Thanks for the kind words! :)

My estimate about the expected delay was off. Todays update is now complete. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/18233353

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PolMicheal

So many courses seem to be at a complete standstill... Course contributors, WE BELIEVE in YOU!!!!

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathso2

Yes, I did notice that the leaders extroadinaire were only at +2% this week. But we shouldn't get too worked up about slow progress because after all, they are just volunteers and (probably) have lives outside Duolingo like you and me that they need to balance too.

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hackneyduo

What does TBD mean?

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/thesamm72

To be determined

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/anyom

to be done

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore

To be decided

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mlynarova

All of the above. :)

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasOKane

Anyone know why the Spanish for Arabic speakers course is displayed at 3% when on https://www.duolingo.com/courses/all is says 46%? Any answers greatly apreciated

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Estel785882

The post says that "The Spanish for Arabic course's progress is now based on their manually provided progress numbers".

Here's a bit of an explanation of why that's needed:

The incubator calculates the percentage based on the data it has, which is limited in ways that often provide wrong estimates. Something like, it looks at how many of the words the creators have added to the wordlist have enough sentences. (I may have the details wrong but that's the general idea.)

So if the course will ultimately have 1000 words, but currently the creators have only added 100 words to the wordlist, and have only added sentences for 50 of them, then the course will show 50% completion, but actually only be at 5% completion - but the incubator can't know that, because it doesn't know that the other 900 words will eventually be added to the wordlist.

When the course creators provide their own estimates about their course's progress, jitengore uses that rather than the incubator's estimates.

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cdub4language

They indicated last week that the percentage displayed by Duolingo is not accurate. Others please correct me if I'm wrong, but this is my understanding: Often, this is because they are still developing the course structure. Duolingo calculates the percentage automatically based on how many skills in the existing structure have been completed by the course developers. It doesn't take into account whether the structure itself is complete. So, say there are only 15 skills in the draft tree right now, but the course team envisions having 75. If they complete five skills (i.e. fill in all vocabulary words and sentences) then Duolingo will display that the course is 33% complete. In the team's point of view, however, it's only 6.7% complete. New courses in the incubator are given an empty tree structure based on an existing tree (from a similar language if available), so if the tree is about what they want to do anyway then the Duolingo percentages will be roughly accurate (also if the team gets their empty tree structure done completely before filling in words), but team members can modify that structure as they like. Is it clear? (and others, is my understanding accurate?)

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Often, this is because [...] it's only 6.7% complete

Yes, exactly.

New courses in the incubator are given an empty tree structure based on an existing tree (from a similar language if available), so if the tree is about what they want to do anyway then the Duolingo percentages will be roughly accurate

Not exactly. The team got the tree structure but with nothing "activated" and as long as they don't "activate" a skill it's not taken into account into the percentage computation.

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/anupamarrao

Hi guys, I have been noticing that there hasn't been much progress in the Hindi to English course. I have tried applying to become a contributor several times. I know how much work is needed but I can still help. Jiten, please include me in the team. It would be lovely nd honored to contribute to get my favourite language course into the beta phase. Thank you

October 13, 2016
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