https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

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.

July 9, 2019

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nueby

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.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

Actually I'm not familiar with the process but I'm so eager to make it happen. How can I find and encourage more contributors? Thanks for the hint btw.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Can’t help with contributing, but good luck! Hope it is added

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

Thanks for your support.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Any language is good. I love Duolingo and hope many many more language are added.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Shypharagy

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؟

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

In the meantime, there is a really good site to learn a decent amount of the language, easypersian.com. Completely free with like 200 lessons, including a good amount of audio.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

Thanks so much for your heartwarming comment. I hope we could talk here in Farsi very soon. برای پیام دلگرم کننده ات بسیار سپاسگزارم. امیدوارم بزودی بتوانیم در اینجا به پارسی گفتگو کنیم.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/zaza673

I am here to help, how can I register myself as a volunteer??

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Njordisk

https://incubator.duolingo.com/ follow this link, and click on 'contribute to a course'

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

It would be great if you applied.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Njordisk

I hope you get accepted, and that others will contribute as well. Apart from Latin, this is THE course I'm waiting for!

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

بسیار سپاسگزارم دوست من (much appreciated my friend)

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/stephen_zissou

Wish I could help. I am extremely interested in learning Farsi, but don't know enough to contribute to a course.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/7Redlight7

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!

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

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.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hearthglow

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.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

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.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

Thanks, You're right. But at least I found out I'm not alone in this.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hearthglow

Yes, I would also like to take this course.

July 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hooman1979

I can also help developing the course as a Persian speaking Iranian who have been teaching English for over 20 years.

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Reza834648

امیدوارم هر چه زودتر این فرصت فراهم بشه.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hearthglow

I hope so, too!

July 16, 2019
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