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https://www.duolingo.com/ColbyStein

New languages in the Incubator?

I was just wondering how often they are released? It is on my monthly basis, or just whenever the staff feel as if they are ready to release another?

Also, has anyone here applied to do a course for a Scandinavian language (Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish)? Because I think there's a large market there for people who already know English, but want to improve it.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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It has been roughly one language per week I would say.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rajuncajun09
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Looks to be about 1 new course every week. Here are the release dates for the last month or so:

  • English for Czech 3-3-14
  • English for Vietnamese 2-27-14
  • English for Greek 2-18-14
  • Spanish for Portuguese 2-10-14
  • German for Spanish 2-4-14
  • French for German 1-28-14
  • English for Arabic 1-30-14

January had a few weeks that added two languages in the same week.

On a side note, it takes 85 days on average for a course to get to beta. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1927324

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Seeing Scandinavian languages implemented and hatching would be wonderful indeed, on the other hand speaking English is quite common in the Scandinavian countries and it is more important e.g. to get Asian people speaking English.

On a side note:

  • Scandinavia consists of Denmark, Sweden and Norway and if you want to count Finnland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands as well, you should refer to them as Nordic countries.
  • Finnish is a completely different language and relates to the Finnic languages.
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColbyStein

I actually knew this, but neglected to respect the details.... XD

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen
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I think at least one, at most two. But "courses", not "languages". I'm pretty sure the numbers of contributors reached over 25.000 by now, for all kinds of language pairs.

4 years ago