Need volunteers for English from Persian (Farsi)
Hey, I wanted to add English from Persian (Farsi) to Duolingo but after I signed up it says they need more volunteers to start the process. So if there is anyone interested, it's the time. Thanks in advance.
As far as I can see, 21 people have applied since your application 6 months ago.
Whether a course for a major language combination is added to Duolingo or not seldom hinges on the number of contributor applications; there are simply so many that selecting the usual two seed contributors just takes sifting through them. The first two will then examine the remaining applications to pick their team.
So I am not sure where "it says" they need more volunteers to start the process.
Duolingo has no excuse to refuse course creation when 21 people apply.
Is there a way as a regular user to see every potential course that people have applied to contribute to? I have seen that there are languages that you can select to apply for in the Incubator, such as Traditional Chinese and Dothraki, but neither "Persian" nor "Farsi" is listed there.
Any language is good. I love Duolingo and hope many many more language are added.
I'd love to help, I just need to learn Farsi first. Calling out to all Farsi speakers - please help us to learn this beautiful language, I promise I'll get my tree golden and greet all my friends تو چطوری؟
I hope you get accepted, and that others will contribute as well. Apart from Latin, this is THE course I'm waiting for!
Wish I could help. I am extremely interested in learning Farsi, but don't know enough to contribute to a course.
I've also applied! And I know a descent number of people applying for the course creation. But it doesn't matter as long as Duo wants Persian to be added!
I think its inevitable. Its among the last major languages not yet on Duolingo, and its fairly high on the requested list. They wouldn't have added it before Arabic, because it wouldn't make sense considering Arabic's size and influence. But now that Arabic is here and they can make the script work, I have the feeling Persian is on the horizon.
I think that it's important not to trivialize the effort to produce a product such as this, and offer it in a free mode. It is likely that I will pay for the service, not because I want any of the perks, but because I want to support it if I can afford it. Fortunately, I am a student, so I get the 50% discount, but otherwise I think that $7 USD/mo is too much. Now that I actually wrote that, I am not sure that I still think so. ;-) I am much more likely to pay for a long term subscription as the cost drops.
Back to the point...we can use this free (for now), we can give feedback, and it is a fairly comprehensive site, including these discussions. Getting a language such as Arabic to work is not trivial, and it will be tedious to use for those without a native keyboard layout. I am looking into (Windows 10) being able to change my keyboard so that I can have Spanish and French letters, and still keep my familiar layout. I don't know what I'll do for Persian. I have dabbled in it a small bit, and find it easy enough to adjust to on paper. I am thankful for the efforts of those who contribute to this effort, for, though I believe that this is the way learning is headed in general (Khan Academy, etc.), it still requires a huge investment of vision and labor to carry off.
You can enable keyboard layouts for other languages and buy stickers for other scripts if necessary. Some of them have both the Latin alphabet and another one.
I've also applied! And I know a descent number of people applying for the course creation.
It's great to hear that another person has applied!
But it doesn't matter as long as Duo wants Persian to be added!
I predict that Persian will be added to the Incubator in early 2020, if not later. There has been quite a large number of people applying, but this has happened with other languages (such as Finnish) that take years to be added no matter how many people apply.
I can also help developing the course as a Persian speaking Iranian who have been teaching English for over 20 years.