Creating an Afrikaans Course
I would like to know if there are any people who would be interested in helping me contribute to a Afrikaans course. I have send a request to be a contributor. So, knowing that there would be other people willing to help me create an Afrikaans course would be beneficial. I know there have been discussion talking about an Afrikaans course. And yes, I understand that Dutch and Afrikaans are very similar. But creating this Afrikaans course is my dream. Afrikaans is easier to learn than Dutch (if you are an english speaker) and useful in places like Cape Town and its surrounding areas. I may not be fluent in Afrikaans, but I do have the resources to help create an Afrikaans course. I will keep you updated on the progress of the Afrikaans course.
I am also more than willing to help and I am fluent in both languages. However, the decision still lies with the DuoLingo staff whether they want to provide/dedicate resources to a new (Afrikaans) course.
With that being said, I think the best thing to do at this moment is to ask everyone who are willing to contribute to the course to go to the Incubator. There they should apply to be a contributor for the Afrikaans course.
In the Duolingo Incubator, you'll see a button that says "Contribute to a Course". From there, you can fill out the application to become a contributor. Sadly, Afrikaans is not the list of languages you can click on the application. So, you will have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the list of languages and click "Enter Other". You can figure it out from there.
Doulingo Incubator link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/
I wouldn't assume that other people have not already applied to work on the Afrikaans course. Having enough course contributors is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for a course to enter the incubator, and, as I understand it, Duolingo generally has far more people applying to be course contributors than needed to develop a course.
Also, Duolingo expects course contributors to be bilingual in both relevant languages. If you are not particularly fluent, the chances that Duolingo will choose you as a course contributor if/when it decides to create a Afrikaans course are rather slim.