https://www.duolingo.com/markit8dude

? about the arabic course coming out soon

I saw on someone's profile that the Arabic for English speakers course is in the incubator and will be coming out in March. All of the contributors are from Egypt. Does anyone know if that means the course will be teaching Egyptian Arabic or if it will be Modern Standard Arabic?

November 9, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Please note - for general comments of celebration, could we make them in this earlier post about this joyous event. Being : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25132158.

We are currently reviewing recent posts on this issue so as to abide by guidelines to reduce a single event causing clutter.

From a course I was involved in, it taught from Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) into the 2nd language. I would assume in the reverse, that Duolingo will teach from English, into Modern Standard Arabic.

You can follow the progress by watching it here:
https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ar/en/status

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Here's that link. Read the note about Arabic.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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markit8dude, you are welcome.

You may also be interested in following : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22360462

It is the [WIU Index] Weekly Incubator Updates.

If you click on the green "follow" button on the top right of that post, you will receive a notice in your email, when the next WUI is produced.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/markit8dude

Thanks! Both of you!

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Yes that is a useful discussion when interested in new courses being produced.
Thank you for providing it OmegaGmaster.

You will notice that the Egyptian flag is being used. This is as this is where the largest number of Arabic speakers come from.

Just as this is the reason that the United States flag is used, instead of the British one.

Also note - MSA is the Arabic taught in schools at all levels in Egypt.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Also - I can not express adequately in words how excited, and also gleefully emotional I am to see this course in particular entering the incubator.

It is being headed by some extremely competent and experienced people.
They have a lot of work ahead of them.

So I am sure you will join me in wishing them all the best.

Also that you will respect the advice in the discussion that OmegaGmaster pointed out.
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
about [GUIDE] I would like a new course: What should I do?

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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I see on another post, that it has been expressed that people are impatient that the current Estimated Completion Date is March 1, 2018

And how people are disappointed they may need to wait this long.

Please be aware this is only an ESTIMATE. I trust you will all be patient. And also focus on your learning rather than focusing on an Estimated Completion Date.

I also assure you, this is a remarkably short time to deliver such a large and complex project.

Perhaps even choose during this time to help create advice on resources you have found useful in learning Arabic, rather than complain or comment negatively about how long you see it that you are being asked to wait.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Please note - for general comments of celebration about Arabic for English speakers finally entering the incubator, could we make them in this earlier post about this joyous event. Being : https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25132158.

We are currently reviewing multiple posts on this issue so as to abide by guidelines to reduce a single event causing clutter.

November 9, 2017
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