https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Arabic has moved!

For the first time I've ever noticed it's no longer 0% in the incubator.

Of course, this might well not mean a whole lot, but it's encouraging to see at last some signs of life.

June 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

And it also has 2-3 new contributors. Hooray!

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

Surprise! :)

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kay.lee.831

That's amazing!

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

That must be very new; I just checked yesterday and saw 0%.

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

IT IS very new. I'm amazed you guys found out so quickly :)

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xia267

Oh my gosh it has! I just checked...... so exciting!

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/astroguy27

Hopefully, they will post updates on the progress of the course.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

What kind of updates would you like us to share? :)

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

What I would like to know, at least, is if the 12% figure shown on the course page is in any sense credible. Or is it 12% based on a small fraction of the words to eventually be included?

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

Honestly I don't really know how that figure is calculated, but it does show you that we're actually adding stuff to the tree, which is true ;)

We are paying extra care to quality so quantifying our progress doesn't make much sense to me IMO. We'll try to update the estimated time for the beta release whenever we feel we should. It's now set to October 1, 2018 =)

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/o0Mira0o

Amgad, are you getting a qualified person (in the linguistic aspects of the Arabic course) to proof read the text before launching the course?

I found many errors (grammar, vocabulary and spelling) in the Arabic text of the English for Arabic speakers course. It would be really disappointing to launch the Arabic program with such errors.

I have students who are learning Arabic and I've been waiting patiently for the launch of this course. I have to say I am concerned about the quality of this course after trialing the English for Arabic speakers course.

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hxvan
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Come on, Modern Standard Arabic!

Good things come to those who wait!

June 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pan518

So when will the Arab course be launched?thanks

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurnenduNa

I've been keeping an eye on it every few weeks... it's been 'stuck on 68%' for quite a while now. So disappointing that one of the most widely spoken languages in the world is not up there yet!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynngot

I hope we'll get an update soon!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

Garpike, I want it all, Your friend, Cat

June 7, 2018
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