[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 37.
Note: Data retrieved on 2017/09/17 at 10:31 (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 "Norwegian (Bokmål) from English" (Phase 3)
Tree 3.0 Released to Everyone
The third iteration of our tree has finally been released from A/B test limbo, and should now be ...
Course "Welsh from English" (Phase 3)
September 2017 - Tree 2 of the course now in initial testing
The Duolingo Welsh course has now been live for over a year and already nearly 750 thousand peopl...
Course "Russian from Turkish" (Phase 1)
Türkçeden Rusça kursu, hızla gelişmeye devam ediyor!
Aşağıdaki tablo, şu an hâlihazırda hazırlanmakta olan bütün Duolingo dil kurslar...
Course "Klingon from English" (Phase 1)
Status update, 9 September 2017
Our alpha testers have been busy already and have identified some mistakes and possible improveme...
Course "Yiddish from English" (Phase 1)
Ceci n'est pas une update.
I write with just the quickest of updates, seeing as it's been a spell si...
III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates
See this index of WIUs.
Klingon from English is 100% done. they do not know when to release it, but I am still excited for it ! I am excited for all courses for English speakers, too.
Loving tree 3.0, Norwegian Team! The course is more in depth than any other course I've tried here on Duo! It's good to see steady progress on Indonesian, I am really awaiting the course. And Russian from Turkish astounds me again with its amount of progress. Keep up the good work!
I am looking forward to the Esperanto from Portuguese course, as I love these two languages and it would be a great practice for me. There is also an awesome Esperanto community in Brazil, and I think they will enjoy this Duolingo course as much as I will do. Keep up the good work, Esperanto contributors!!
Chinese for English speakers has entered the incubator.
太好了，太好了！！！！ I'm so excited, muarghh xD!
It will require some time but the saddest thing is that i'm already studying it on my own, and when it will be finally ready, i will already have reached a good level...but...but in any case, i'm glad :D.
You'll be interested by this other official announcement (see 3rd item in the list).
This is a critical step to launching Japanese and Korean on web
But as this is linked to "characters challenge" (new type of challenge) which are likely (AFAIK) to be used also to teach Chinese's script, then it's very likely also a "critical step" to have one day Chinese on web!
Will there ever be anyone to contribute to the course?
Very likely. When? No one can know.
Now if the question isn't "Will there ever be anyone to contribute to the course?" but "Will there be anyone to contribute to the course soon?" or "in the coming months", the answer would be
"Maybe. However only Duo staff could maybe know but since they don't communicate about such things, the question will not have any answer... until it indeed happens that new contribs are added by staff".
The updates usually add skills, and sometimes modify pre-existing skills (meaning that something you've passed might go from 4/4 to 4/5, for example), but this shouldn't, in my experience, lock you out from any skills, ie. you can refinish those whenever you want. You won't be losing anything that you've already done, unless they remove it entirely (very unlikely). Otherwise, it means nothing. Levels don't correspond with progress on the tree. You could reach level 20 simply by repeating the first skill over and over again.
Some skills that you have finished will become unfinished. You will just have to do all new lessons within them to mark them as finished again. The new lessons will contain new words and sentences, but due to how Duolingo courses are structured, they will also contain some old ones.
Apart from that, nothing.