[DISCUSSION] Weekly Incubator Summary: 2018, Week 52.
Original post: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30195649
It would be nice if they released the 'for Chinese speakers' courses already. French, Korean, and Italian are pretty much done. I know that Italian has been sitting completed for weeks and still hasn't been released. I wish DL would release them. Or do you think they will, and Klingon for Spanish will be next? I know making a course takes resources, such as money, contributors, or time. However, DL has all these resources, and still no Finnish, Latin, etc.? Maybe they could upgrade the Incubator to support Sign Languages? Perhaps Braille?
I would love to see Duolingo tackle a language as fascinating and complex as Finnish.
I’d also really love to see sign language! I’d do that course in a heart beat, given how unique and useful it is. Imagine bumping into someone who completely relied on sign language, and you were able to surprise them by showing you can understand and communicate with them? I would think, however, that Duolingo would need to completely revamp all of their activities and entire method of delivery since sign language is entirerly a visual language. Would the course be animated? Recorded in real life? How could the app tell that you comprehended and performed the signs correctly? I hope one day we will see a sign language course :)
Plus, Sign languages differ from one language to another.. Even if the platform did suit teaching it, which is no where near, it'd be pretty useless for a non american to learn the American sign language and not his..
I'm thrilled to see audio in the Swahili course and a new Latin course in the Incubator, even though there are no contributors yet.