[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 27.
Note: Data retrieved on 2017/07/09 at 05:58 (UTC).
I. Phase 1 Courses
- 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 "Korean from English" (Phase 1)
8 July 2017
1546/1752 words complete
105/107 images complete
54/65 skills complete
Course "Esperanto from Portuguese" (Phase 1)
By librulino on 2017/07/07
Nossa equipe cresceu!
WesleyAlcoforado e Tulioflores, sejam muito bem-vindos!
Agora, trabalharemos até o curso atingir a marca de 40%, para então chamarmos mais colaboradores. :)
Course "Czech from English" (Phase 1)
By nueby on 2017/07/03
It looks like we are going to need until the end of July before we are ready to lock the course and hand it over to Duolingo. This probably means the start of beta in August.
Course "English from Arabic" (Phase 3)
By Amgad on 2017/07/02
10 Million Arabs Are Learning English On Duolingo | ١٠ مليون عربي يتعلمون الإنجليزية على دوولينجو
III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates
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Many years ago I read an article on a Finnish magazine that seemed to equate hetken päästä (after a while) to four years. Luis made his comment three years ago and we still don't have a total of one hundred courses, so I'm starting to think that article I read was written by Luis and that to him at once means in 3-4 years. It would explain Duo's other timescales as well.
I don't know about that. Of the last 10 times a course(s) has been added, only 4 times has it been within 2 weeks of another one exiting phase 1. And it's not because there have been more courses entering (12) than exiting (20) phase 1 during that time, or because all the courses exited on the same day (18 different weeks).
I guess they hoped, more than 1 month ago (when they gave the estimated date), to be able to make the release simultaneous to the airing but it seems unlikely they can complete the course in one more week except if they decided that the course will be far far (far) shorter than all previous courses released into beta.
Since the lead contributor is also the creator of the language itself, I suppose it would be at his discretion as to how much of the course should be released. He could always develop more of the language and work on V.2 before the release of season 8. To the best of my knowledge, there aren't any other resources out there to learn High Valyrian, so a far far (far) shorter early-release course might make sense.
Someone who is interested in it probably knows more about Valyrian resources but there isn't and in the foreseeable future won't be a language on Duolingo that doesn't already have a Memrise course. Case in point. The length may not be impressive but how much can you expect when the creator of the language said he needs to invent new words to fill a Duolingo course.