https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from February 12th to February 19th

Reporting progress truthfully
For more than two weeks now, I have not reported the progress for some of the courses that newly started in the incubator. The reason is that I do not trust the progress numbers that are automatically calculated by the incubator algorithm. This happens when the tree is being built from scratch and so there's no basis to predict.

While I am not a journalist in any sense, I can relate to the importance of truthful reporting in today's world whether it is incubator progress or the unemployment rate. It is paramount that the media calls out any 'fake news' as such and continues to report truthfully!

Satyamev jayate! सत्यमेव जयते! Truth alone prevails!

PHASE 1 Progress: Total 23 courses

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

Italian for Portuguese - 90% | 92% | 94% | 94% (+0) 28-Feb-2017

Czech for English - 81% | 83% | 84% | 84% (+0) 7-Jul-2017 ^

Swahili for English - 80% | 80% | 80% | 80% (+0) 1-Mar-2017 ^

Spanish for Italian - 71% | 71% | 72% | 71% (-1)

Swedish for Russian - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0)

French for Chinese - 50% | 50% | 50% | 50% (+0)

Russian for Turkish - 47% | 47% | 47% | 48% (+1)

French for Turkish - 46% | 46% | 46% | 46% (+0)

Korean for English - 42% | 43% | 45% | 46% (+1) 30-Apr-2017

English for Bengali - 40% | 41% | 42% | 42% (+0) 15-Apr-2017

Klingon for English - 35% | 35% | 35% | 35% (+0) 1-Aug-2017

English for Tagalog - 30% | 31% | 32% | 32% (+0) 31-May-2017

Indonesian for English - 26% | 29% | 29% | 30% (+1)

Hindi for English - 28% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0) 1-Sep-2017 ^

English for Tamil - 17% | 18% | 18% | 18% (+0) 1-Jul-2017

Japanese for English - (New) 0% | 0% | 15% (+15) 15-May-2017 ^*

English for Punjabi (Gurumukhi) - 13% | 13% | 13% | 14% (+1) 12-Jul-2017

Spanish for Arabic - 12% | 12% | 12% | 12% (+0) 31-Dec-2017 ^

Yiddish for English - 9% | 10% | 10% | 10% (+0) 7-Jul-2018

High Valyrian for English - 7% | 8% | 8% | 8% (+0) 1-Jun-2017

English for Telugu - 6% | 6% | 6% | 6% (+0)

Haitian Creole for English - (New) 0% | 0% | 0% (+0) 30-Apr-2017

Legend:
Course - 3 weeks ago | 2 weeks ago | a week ago | Now (Progress delta); Estimated Launch Date (provided by contributors) (Date delta)
Date: The course team has modified the date since the last edition of WIU

'Estimated Launch Date' only when provided by the course contributors

Mean - 0.32% | 0.57% | 0.35% | 0.78% (+0.43)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)

* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, Swahili, Spanish (for Arabic), Tamil, & Japanese teams' progress is as per their own calculation

I have not yet heard back from the Haitian Creole team. I still do not have any realistic number to report their progress.

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).

AndrsBrny from Team Hungarian wrote 5 days ago:

One never stops learning..

Hello everyone,

our slow but steady trend in reducing the number of error reports is continuing. For a while we've been below ten, but we just went up to 11 again. It could be that we're going to be progressing a bit quicker from now on, though, since we have a few more moderators in our team now — this allows us to make changes to the course now more quickly than before: we finally removed some mistakes which annoyed everyone of you and made our numbers go up...

Other than that, we're continuing to grow and we're at nearly 300000 learners now (that would be 3% of the Hungarian population)! It's also nice to see that people are sticking with and finishing the course. With more improvements coming, we hope there'll be more and more of you who do it.

As usual, thanks for your help and your efforts, and keep your feedback coming!

niskigwun from Team Korean wrote 9 hours ago:

19 February 2017

Thanks to some good input from our alpha testers, we're currently retooling our Alphabet skills while still working on moving forward with new lessons.

Where before we had a single long skill teaching the entire Korean alphabet, we now have two smaller, more managable skills, one each for vowels and consonants, plus a few additional lessons in a brand new skill with words you may already know giving practice with the alphabet before getting into grammar.

  • 1064/2329 Words completed

  • 103/107 Images completed

Other than tweaking the alphabet, we're working on the skills Phrases 2 and Occupations, and almost ready to teach Future tense. ^^

TL;DR

Czech course has slowly but steadily made its way to the top!

Previous Update 5-Feb to 12-Feb

Last updates from:
2017: Jan
2016: Dec, Nov, Oct, 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.

February 19, 2017

37 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

日本語のチーム、ようこそ!

Welcome, Japanese Team!

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

I can't wait for Haitian Creole!!!

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaGuaGua

its literally causing me pain waiting for Swahili

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/muniz95

Swahili is now on beta! Maybe it is a glitch (as the course has no audio)

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ddbeachgirl

Yeah! Thanks for the news. Same thing here, no audio.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fflatte

the swahili team hasn't finished the voice recordings yet so the course currently has no audio.

February 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Klingon has now gone down a little from 35% to 34% -- this is because some new lessons (which were previously just an empty shell) have been populated with words now according to the syllabus but those words don't have sentences yet, so the proportion of words with sentences is slightly lower now even though a little progress has been made.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/volumniax

AndrsBrny's update has me wondering now -- do teams have access to stats like how many users have finished their tree? It would sure be interesting to know.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori

no

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/volumniax

:(

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Devokan

I'm curious about this too.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ProDuoExtra

Swahili's 80s lasts for ages. How is it done on 1 March??

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/widle

It's a self-reported number. They're working on the course, but they are careful with the numbers. They can keep saying it's 80% until it's done if they want.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.clayton.

which is what they did... :P

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mangakoibito

Team Swahili seems to only update the self reported percentage when they actually update the course online, despite the fact they have said that they have been working offline. It does mean we have seen some really quick increases to the reported number between the times when it looks like it has stalled out.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

They're saying that the course itself is 80% and the audio is 20%.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_

I can't wait for Italian for Portuguese speakers! I'm so anxious!

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/muniz95

The swahili course has just released into beta, although it has no audio.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Today's post will be ready in 5 hours from now.

March 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Osnakezz

Is that Japanese 15% from only a few words having complete sentences, or from the progress actually being that fast?

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

The number comes from the team.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TimmohB

I think their progress is blazingly fast since they plan to finish their course in this year, like in Q2.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

Not to mention that they've been working on the course together before it was released into the Incubator.

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Yeah me too, how are they working so fast i'm really amazed. Can't wait been waiting literally for ages.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMendes

Go team Japanese! What a magical moment it will be when they launch the course!

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.clayton.

I wonder how quickly it will pass up other languages in the number of learners...

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

It will be one of the biggest if not the biggest event in history here lol. It's been like what 2 or 3 years that i have waited.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/-universitaria-

I am confused... how can the Japanese course launch months before the Hindi course if it's progress is at 0% right now? The Hindi course progress is at 28% but it's not supposed to launch until September ): makes no sense

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Dont forget that Hindi has 2 contributors where Japanese has 7. And about how fast progress is.....dont ask, they are using some kind of magic. Japan is known for being hard-working ;)

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/christianoelke0

high valyrian seems interesting

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_Kierz_

Korean, Japanese... Mandarin?

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Technically, even though Mandarin is more popular than Cantonese, Cantonese is way older than Mandarin. But, I see your point. Luis Von Anh says that Mandarin will most likely be released this year.

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sxrvah_

This was really helpful! Thank you for taking time to do all of this!

March 19, 2017
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