Dear makers of Duolingo: Will you develop a Russian language packet? So yes, when are you most likely to roll out this package?
I would like a Russian package as well, but I read somewhere that they won't add any more languages themselves, but look at the possibilities that i.e. allows the users to add new languages. I don't think it is a bad idea, as long as the quality is assured.
Does anybody know more about this new concept?
I'm trying busuu.com right now. Busuu is great because it's interactive with native speakers, however only a small portion of the content is free, you can only study one language for free, and it's not as fun as Duolingo. Great for testing your current knowledge with native speakers, though.
I'm a bit upset. Why are the deadlines always moved a couple days every couple days ? It's been like that for a month now. Come on, you should have known a month ago that it wouldn't be done 2 days later, right ? Please set serious deadline and keep at them.
I'm very disappointed, since I have 2 weeks of holidays, and really thought I'd be able to focus on learning Russian through Duolingo during those. If you had said right from the beginning that it wouldn't be ready by October, I wouldn't have worried about it every time.
From what I've read around the site, the actual content is ready to be rolled out. The deadline date is an automated date by the software and it keeps moving it ahead as an important requirement for the Voice enabling software is not installed yet. I believe the team is working on this, but we've not had an official update on this.
I have just subscribed as a contributor and moderator for Russian language team. Hope they approve me quickly. My friends are learning other languages with this site and are very eager to see it in Russian.
Meanwhile, I can help others with learning/checking some Russian, if you are really motivated to do that (free of charge, I just like doing it). Contact me on Facebook :)
I'm learning Danish myself, but I don't think it's going to come soon here...
Now it's interesting, it took a 7 days delay, and fell back to 98%. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, and I don't understand why a partial version can't be published, with the last few topics not yet released...
Some languages have more words in total than others, so I don't get why it's stuck. Are they double-double-double checking everything? When you see the mistakes in the beta versions I guess that is not the reason...
I am waiting as well. One of the updates did talk about their selection of an API for text to speech, if I remember right, and that Duolingo had to integrate it. It is possible this is taking longer? I suppose that things are more complicated on the inside of the project than it seems like on the outside. Also, last time I looked at things, it was all volunteer work, and the team probably all have jobs and other things in their lives. There are many other resources on the web to learn Russian, but I am interested to see what this course will look like. I know, that like everyone else, it is hard to be patient, especially if you have been anticipating it from when it was announced. :)
I can't believe how long it's been in beta.... I recognize that the Cyrillic alphabet has to be factored in, but for the Esperanto course to have gone through full development in the time it took Russian to move something like 10%? It's a little disappointing. There are so many new languages being added on, but Russian keeps being pushed back.
I would really looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove to learn Russian on Duolingo. I love Duolingo. It's very easy, fun and fast to learn a language with this program and I would really really love to learn Russian through Duolingo. Please, Duolingo, add Russian!!!
I'm so grateful and thank you soo much!! Much love XOXOXO!!!
I am sorry :( The good news is that once English for Russian leaves the beta course, the Russian for English speakers course will be created. So, it can't go any faster than it already is, even if the discussion could be bumped. It is on it's way. It will just take a little longer. :)
@JaySpaz, the people working to build courses are all community volunteers. Many people have full time jobs and families to feed and other important details. On top of that, they are having to learn how to use the Incubator again because Duolingo has made some changes that will make it more efficient in the long run. In the short run, it is going to take some extra time. So, please be patient with the gifts (by way of language course) the course contributors are working to giving everyone. They just need some time. ^_^