https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

Japanese Alphatester Club

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For those of you alphatesting Japanese (yes, all Japanese alphatesters), I created a club for Japanese alphatesting.

The code is Q27K3B

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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In your opinion (if you're an alpha tester), when do you think the Japanese course will come out? I'm curious at what the responses will be from a large number of different people on the inside. I don't mean to bother anybody, I just really want to try the course when it comes out! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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The course date is May 15, 2017.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thanks, I know that's what they say, but there's no way it'll really come out THAT soon, right? Does the course look almost done (I can't see it, of course)? That's more what I was asking.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

The contributors themselves actually said that that is their ACTUAL goal they are aiming for not just a random date

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken335502
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Yes, the date seems reasonable.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Alpha testers generally have limited information. (I'm an alpha tester for another course.) Even if we are told a timeline "we'll be releasing next week", that could suddenly be changed to "we'll be releasing three months from now." The best thing to do is just check the course page for updates and take even those with a grain of salt. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thanks, I thought they had more inside info. They can see the actual course, though, so that gives them an advantage over me in knowing about it. The courses do vary in length quite a bit, though, so if it has 60 skills (just throwing out a number), that could mean it's almost done, or that they have to make like 40 more. Add that to the wide variation in the number of lessons per skill, it would probably be very hard to tell just when a course will be ready. I hope it does come out next month, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Do you have iOS?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thanks, I guess I'll just wait until it comes out on kindle whenever that is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Some good news though...

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22255783

Though no mention of platforms.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Thanks again

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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No, I have Kindle. It's too late for new alpha testers, anyway.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I am assuming some change is required in the software to support Japanese, and that is why it is currently iOS only. Perhaps an alpha tester can confirm this?

And assuming the beta is just around the corner in May...

Therefore it might be that the beta is iOS only - at least initially. Even if they do expand it to Android or the web, it might be one of them (and not both). Even if it is all three, it still might be some while before it is available on Kindle. Kindle doesn't get updated very often.

If you really want to get going on Japanese, it is probably worth you using other resources in the mean time. Memrise has some good official courses (though the app may not be available to you). There are lots of others.

Or you could try to clarify if the beta will be available on Kindle (or more likely the web[*]). Although the course contributors might not know this themselves - it sounds like a staff thing.


[*] The web is probably your best bet.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken335502
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It does seem like the estimated date is reasonable.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/txlsu
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Really, that's great! I just found it hard to believe since these courses are almost always late. Thanks for replying btw.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kshulters
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How do you become an alpha tester?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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You sign up. It's too late.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kshulters
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Where would you sign up. Just wondering in case they do it for another language ☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Horako224

Application is usually posted in forums

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kshulters
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Ok, thanks☺

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123
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That sounds great, I'll be sure to join!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Are you an alphatester?

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https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123
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Yes, my testing profile is sodettetest123

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Thank you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dagobertinchen

I have joined. Txs for the initiative.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Are you an alpha tester?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dagobertinchen

I would not have been able to join if I wasn't...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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Okay, just making sure, so the club isn't clogged.

What is your alphatester account?

1 year ago
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