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[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 38.

Note: Data retrieved on 2017/09/25 at 17:27 (UTC).

I. Phase 1 Courses

I.A. Transfers

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

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.

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II. Latest News from Course Volunteers (All Phases)

Course "French from Arabic" (Phase 3)

By ModyDj on 2017/09/24 (full text here)

Un million d'Arabes apprennent le français sur Duolingo ! مليون عربي متعلم للفرنسية على دوولينجو


Course "Russian from Turkish" (Phase 1)

By Apostle_ on 2017/09/24 (full text here)

Güncelleme: Eylül 2017 (24/09/2017)

39 beceri hazır, 40 beceri sırada.

  • Kelimeler: 1240/2265 (2265 kelimeden 1240 tanesi ...

III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates

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September 25, 2017



Nice to see Chinese in the incubator.


ModyDj's post translated:

One Million Arabs learning French on Duolingo.

Apostle_'s post translated (see below:)


Hey! This is what I actually said:

Update: September 2017 (09/24/2017)

39 skills are ready, 40 skills are in the queue.

  • Words: 1240/2265 (1240 of 2265 words has been completed, the number of words in total may change in the future)

  • Images: 183/189 (183 of 189 images are ready.)

76% of the course is ready! (literally 58% but Duolingo calculates it wrongly and says it is 76% on the website)

Postscript: I am sorry to say the active contribution of mine will be at the least level. This year is my matriculation year and I've been focusing on YGS and LYS (the university entrance exams in Turkey). When I joined the team, the Russian course was 48% (literally 10-15% because of the same reason above), I remember it very well. Now I leave a 76% behind myself and I am proud of this! Preparing the Russian course, or rather preparing any language course is something time-consuming (I spent at least 3-4 hours per day, although the average was 3-4 hours per week), at least I gave solace to myself by contributing to the course amazingly every week in my spare time, on holiday. Because I knew this day would come. See you until I prepare the most comfortable and the truest study system for me and my future! :) I am off for a while.

Additively, this is not the proper place to say but I will not be that active in the discussion forums as well generally anymore. I can only spare time to the quality questions (related to English language) of the quality people; I won't spare time to the absurd discussions of teenagers.


Mete Ülkü (Apostle_)


Thanks. I'm really sorry about that, Google translate is awful.


Glad to see that Chinese is finally in the incubator! Now just awaiting Finnish, Nahuatl, Basque and Arabic.


At the current speed of development Indonesian will be released around summer 2019


About 20 years before Yiddish.


I hope Yiddish is released soon


I would love learning yiddish, especially with the latin script so I don't have to re-learn the hebrew charecters well. Plus yiddish words are my favorite.

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    good ! I feel happy for Duolingo that Chinese is in the incubator, and some courses for English speakers makes progress. :) Go Go ! course contributors ! I am excited for your good works ! ;)


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