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[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 21.


@Phase 1 courses' volunteers: If you want your self-computed progress to be displayed in the future WIUs, please contact me (jrikhal) in the incubator.

Note: Data retrieved on 2017/05/28 at 12:04 (UTC).

I. Phase 1 Courses

I.A. Transfers

  • Exits (Courses reaching BETA Phase): None.
  • Entries (Courses entering the Incubator): None.

I.B. Completion Summary

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(A) This week's value automatically generated from Duolingo's statistics.
(S) This week's value self-reported by the team of volunteers working on the course.

II. Latest News from Course Volunteers (All Phases)

Course "Esperanto from English" (Phase 3)

By amuzulo on 2017/05/28 (full text here)

One MILLION Esperanto learners on Duolingo!

It's been a wild ride and we've been happy to have you on our journey. We launched Duolingo's fir...

Course "Czech from English" (Phase 1)

By nueby on 2017/05/26 (full text here)

Docking procedure initiated


A few days ago I alerted Duolingo staff that I expect to hit the *Lock tree and submit ...

Course "Korean from English" (Phase 1)

By Soedori on 2017/05/26 (full text here)

Clarification post about writing applications

I know most applicants don't read the updates. They should.

  • FYI: 2099 is a placeholder. Of ...

Course "Portuguese from French" (Phase 3)

By pedrito91 on 2017/05/23 (full text here)

Version stable!

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Le 30 janvier 2017, le cours passait en version bêta.

Le 20 mai...

Course "Japanese from English" (Phase 1)

By hideki on 2017/05/18 (full text here)

Japanese beta course available on iOS!

We are thrilled to announce that our Japanese course is now available on iOS. It's coming to ...

III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates

See this index of WIUs.

Thanks to Lindakanga and nueby for their feedback, help and opinions on how to improve the computation of progress and on the structure of this report.

Explanation of the data: Lack of previous data

Progress is displayed for three weeks ago only if the weekly values were self-reported to us by the teams. Our automatic progress calculation for non-self-reporting courses cannot be performed retroactively because we lack the necessary data. (But each week's values will be available the following week, and so the charts will populate next week.)

May 28, 2017



Klingon's consistently making progress!!! :D Keep up the good work!


Any news from Indonesian team? It looks like they were fluctuating around 30% for a few months :)


Everything is in the report above, hence no, no news.


French from Turkish at 5% Oo


Merci Jrikhal en général pour l'aide que vous apportez à tous et en particulier pour avoir été notre « maître » quand avons repris le cours IT<> FR. Qu'aurions nous fait sans votre aide?


Can we put Japanese for English speakers back in Fase 1 at 33%? Since its currently 1/3 emerged from fase 1 and only available on iOS? As it gets released on android it should be moved to 67% in the coming few weeks. Only after web release its truly a beta course, later this year.


I appreciate where you are coming from. But we would be forever explaining the situation. Honestly, I doubt the course should have even been displayed here to start with. It is not run by volunteers, it was mostly constructed outside the Incubator, it does not follow the rules us mortals have to, it never provided useful data to track, and it clearly continues to behave oddly.


No, sorry, that's not the choice made for this WIU.
If we were to put 33% when only release on one platform then many non-Phase 1 courses would have to be put back and all the above courses would be below 33%...

The percentage of this WIU is about incubator's work and this is finished for JA<-EN course. Release on more platforms is not an incubator work (it's staff technical work).


Jrikhal prend toujours un plaisir à nous renseigner sur la communauté et nous pouvons tous compter sur lui! Mais je ne comprends pas pourquoi on donne toujours des dizaines ou des centaines de lingots aux modérateurs ou aux administrateurs mais pas à moi!?

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