https://www.duolingo.com/AlexRozy1

When will the Hungarian course be completed?

I was just wondering if there was any date or if anyone knew when the Hungarian course will be completed and will come out of Beta? It's been a few years! Koszi =)

December 15, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

Leaving beta only depends on the report rates. And the report rates are not very good right now. Give it one more year.

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

This course is unlikely to ever leave the Beta stage. There are too many poorly-designed exercises which will never be able to accommodate all the possible response variations, and will continue being reported forever, as long as people are still attempting to try to get through the course.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

This is too negative. What should we do? We are adding more and more accepted solutions.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

Hi – I'm sorry for the negativity. You personally have been a tremendously valuable contributor to the forums here, and if your work hasn't been appreciated enough, let me make sure I'm saying a really clear "Thank You" for all your work, before anything else.

Unfortunately, I think the course is just fundamentally broken from its very design. The volunteers now are doing a huge amount of work to add accepted solutions and fix outright mistakes, but it's like patching up a paper boat that is full of holes, and wondering when it's going to be seaworthy.

I really feel depressed about the way the course turned out. The audio is beautifully recorded and there's no other comparable resource to that anywhere. I just don't see any way that the sentences here are worth a learner spending time on, or volunteers spending time trying to fix. When Duolingo affords such a wide reach for a language course, it is a real shame for so many potential learners to be exposed to something that's just a recipe for frustration and failure.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas305

And how about replacing run-on-sentences by easier examples? Just have a look at the database for that "ecxellent" emaxmple of sentence about those bugs, that do no crawl here but there and so on.

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrsBrny
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That does work in part, and we've started doing that as well. But at the moment, we can't do anything about the structure of the course so we do have to stick to some of the overly complicated words/structures at the moment.

Improving this is one of the main goals once we're out of beta and can work on a new tree!

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas305

I don't know. There is an algorithm, that counts the reports of mistakes or additional correct versions. And if the number of reports remain above a certain level, it means, the course is not enough well-engineered. If you have passed all the lessons, you may be able to judge about that fact.

December 17, 2018
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