https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LadyLiadrin

Anyone knows how much time on average does it take for a locked course to be realesed in beta?

I'd like to start the Czech course, but it feels like an eternity waiting for it to reach beta

August 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

How long is a piece of string?

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Amongst other things, Duolingo needs to deploy the audio. I don't know the details of what this process entails, but it is evidently not simply a matter of flicking a switch. In the case of the Russian course, there were months of delay; in some other languages, it's taken less than a week.

In the case of Czech, I notice that HelpfulDuo has very recently updated the release date to the first of September, which I assume represents the DL staff's prediction on when the course will go live.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/territrades

It's really difficult to say, some courses went from initial incubation to beta in a few months, others took over 2 years. Even when the courses reached 100% it can take months to go into beta.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Italian from Portuguese and German from Italian each took about two months. Japanese for English took... no apparent time at all.

August 25, 2017
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