Chinese for English at 61%!
Whoever is desperately waiting for Chinese for English, Rejoice! The course seems to be more than half done! Finally! Party at this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24664023
(anyone have money for a pizza?)
Thanks to Sasha-O, Rythmialex, Ontalor, Z.Shan, Ailenus.m, Mhagiwara, and Lynn_Mo for all your hard work, time, and effort dedicated to the making of this course! I honestly feel like I cannot thank you all enough, and I hope you are reading this! You all deserve a million bucks and a million lingots and a million pizzas!
The percentage that shows up in the Incubator is a simple calculation of the words / sentences that have been completed compared with the words / sentences that are listed as needing to be completed. It's very unlikely that the Chinese course is two-thirds done after only a week or so. It's much more likely that the team has removed a lot of the template course, ready to put in the structure they want.
The more reliable and useful figures can be found in the Weekly Incubator Updates. There's an index here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22360462. The figure on there for Chinese is more like 3%.
Do you know how long they were working on it before it released? I wouldn't want the Chinese course to be rushed like I heard Japanese was.
Hopefully we will be able to learn Chinese very soon. The hard work they put into this project is really appreciated!
Staff says it should be out by December, and at the rate it's going, they're right!
Chinese is going to reach Incubator Phase 2 before Japanese at this rate. ^^;
It's now at 71%. At this rate it will be available next week!
EDIT: Went down to 63%. :(