Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from February 1st to February 8th
Another graduation and another entry
The Danish course has graduated out of beta! Congratulations to all involved for their hard work! That was quick indeed!
And German for French has entered the incubator! Welcome to the team. This team has started with a bang. They already show 26% progress, however I have discounted their initial boost of 13% upon entry. With an effective progress of 13%, they are the Leader Extraordinaire this week.
Well, we continue to have as many as 18 courses making progress in Phase 1 and the overall progress number is 3.33%. It has been several weeks since we saw this number above 3%.
Great job, all teams!
Welcoming new contributors
You will find several welcome messages in various course updates below. I really like to see these. They continue to remind us that the incubator community is a very well-knit one and is growing and is playing a key role in Duo's success!
PHASE 1 Progress:
French for Portuguese - 76% | 81% | 84% | 87% (+3)
English for Thai - 81% | 81% | 83% | 83% (+0)
Hungarian for English - 73% | 75% | 76% | 77% (+1) ^
Esperanto for English - 69% | 72% | 73% | 76% (+3)
Turkish for English - 60% | 64% | 66% | 70% (+4) ^
Ukrainian for English - 56% | 62% | 62% | 66% (+4)
German for Italian - 59% | 60% | 62% | 63% (+1)
German for Turkish - 55% | 57% | 59% | 62% (+3)
Russian for English - 54% | 56% | 57% | 59% (+2) ^
Spanish for Italian - 49% | 49% | 51% | 52% (+1)
French for Italian - 42% | 42% | 43% | 46% (+3)
Spanish for German - 29% | 32% | 39% | 45% (+6)
Norwegian for English - (New) 10% | 21% | 28% (+7)
German for French - (New) 26% (+13) *
Romanian for English - 16% | 21% | 25% | 26% (+1)
Polish for English - 12% | 12% | 13% | 13% (+0)
German for Portuguese - (New) 1% | 9% (+8)
Vietnamese for English - 1% | 4% | 4% | 4% (+0)
Average Weekly Progress: + 2.80% | 2.88% | 2.41% | 3.33%
* This week's Leader Extraordinaire
^ The Turkish, the Hungarian, & the Russian teams' progress is as per their own calculation.
Here's what the contributing teams shared during the last week:
Mission accomplie : nous sommes sortis de la phase Beta !
Nach viel Arbeitsschweiß, unzähligen Stunden Arbeit im Incubator (vielen Dank für Eure Satzvorschläge) und regem Austausch in unserer "équipe franco-allemande" dürfen wir Euch nun feierlich verkünden, dass wir die Betaphase hinter uns haben und im Kreis der stabilen Kurse bei Duolingo sind!
Dabei arbeiten wir weiterhin an Euren Verbesserungsvorschlägen und wollen den Kurs weiter vorantreiben. Mit knapp 300.000 Kursteilnehmern kommen viele wertvolle Vorschläge von Eurer Seite!
Wir arbeiten momentan nicht nur an der schrittweisen Integration der bereits angekündigten Grammatikhinweise für weitere Lektionen, sondern wollen in naher Zukunt ebenfalls den Kurs "Deutsch für Französischsprachige" in Angriff nehmen.
Wir halten Euch auf dem Laufenden,
Eure équipe franco-allemande
Say hei to Luke!
Today our team got our first new member: luke51991. Give him a warm welcome!
Vennlig hilsen Andreas, Aleksander og Luke
We're glad to have you here and know you'll be a great addition to our French course. =]
We have new members !
L'équipe FR-IT cherche des collaborateurs !
Bonjour à tous les francophones et les italophones !
Nous cherchons des collaborateurs pour notre cours de Français/Italien. Si tu parles les deux langues, nous aimerions que tu poses ta candidature. Si tu aimes les languages et Duolingo et tu as envie d'aider les autres personnes à apprendre et à communiquer, vas dans l'Incubateur et écris pourquoi tu voudrais collaborer avec nous. Nous avons hâte de lire ta candidature! Tu peux cliquer ici pour aller directement au formulaire de candidature.
Progress Update 2015/02/01 -> 2015/02/08
Hi everybody :)
Team Hungary here. Progress was slow this week too, especially as boringtomi was accidentally kicked from the team by the system... Now we are trying to get him back. :P
Number of completed words: 1843. Still working on Chapter 9 (out of 10).
- PUB (percentage until beta) --> 77% (+1)
- PUC (percentage until completion) --> 27% (+0)
(In case you don't understand what PUB and PUC is, please read our previous updates -- for those reading this in jitengore's post: you can find our previous updates here (scroll down).)
Thanks for your anticipation, and please bear with us!
See you all next Sunday! :)
TL;DR Several courses in Phase 1 making great progress. Overall progress was 3.33% last week.
The next update is expected on Sunday, 15th of February at 4:00 pm UTC.
Previous Update 25-Jan to 01-Feb
We are trying to rush along....not to much longer. I know you and GeniusJack have been waiting! :D
Never trust the calculator until either Selcen or I say it is time to trust it! That may be a while. :D
This is the course I'm the most excited for!! :D It's going to be so amazing!! :D
Can you even imagine the elation and joy on the part of the users waiting, and the elation and joy on the part of Selcen, Alex, et al (from not having to explain it for the nth time) when Turkish is -actually- at 95%? I think people might explode from excitement.
This is my favorite post I have ever read about the Turkish course ever. ;)
Don't worry, we should have some really exciting news about the Esperanto course this week! ;)
I love the sound of that. :) I am trying to get as much head start as I can while I have been somewhat patiently waiting for the EO course.
Mi estas tre ekscitita por la proksima semajno! Mi ne povis atendi, kaj mi estas studado kun la komputilan programo, "Kurso de Esperanto," ĝis via kurso sur Duolingo estas preta!
A free lesson (I hope you don't mind the correction):
Mi estas tre ekscitita por la venonta semajno! Mi ne povas atendi, kaj mi studas per la komputila programo, "Kurso de Esperanto", ĝis kiam via kurso ĉe Duolingo estas preta!
Bonege... bonan studadon kaj mi esperas, ke miaj korektoj helpas vin! :)
"venonta" = coming, "proksima" = nearby (physical location)
"mi estas studado" = I am the act of studying. It's usually best to just simply say the simple "Mi studas." If you really want to emphasize that you're currently studying, then you can stay "Mi estas studanta." or more simply "Mi studantas."
The only way I could think of using "estas studado" would be like, "Estas studado en la biblioteko." = "There is studying in the library." but even that's a bit of a stretch. :)
Pardonu min, sed kial "venonta?'' Kaj, kial ne "studado?" Mi kredas, kial "per" kaj "ĉe." Sed la aliaj? Se mi estas lerni, mi devas kompreni.
Dankon kaj ĝis!
Go Hungarian! and also Turkish! and Russian! and Polish! and Esperanto! and Norwegian!
Edit: And also all the other ones, but those are the ones I plan to do
Dedication is difficult ;) I am rooting for the same teams as well!
FYI there was an AMA on reddit a few days ago for one of the guys building the Norwegian course. I don't know the link to it though.
I was traveling this weekend in the amazing town of Bursa, so I didn't see this until Selcen sent it to me. Get ready!!!! We have a (hopefully) good course ahead of us!
JP>EN course got four new contributors. They might graduate from beta soon (yet I think it will still take months).
I hope the Vietnamese course has not run into any major troubles :-|
Also from my part much appreciation to jitengore for these regular updates. They are something I very much look forward to every week.
We're doing our best! :) There are several difficulty in planning the course but it shouldn't be a permanent issue.
Looks like their progress today had a nice bump, after this report, to 5.6%.
One of my co-workers is Polish and is interested. He has recently joined (as in started) Duolingo and might be in a position to help the Polish team.
Disclaimer: I have a selfish interest in this course as part of my team is in Poland :)
Yeah, I was also applying for the course creating but it seems that my qualifications are not enough (just a high school student, I understand it).
Yeah, I wish it would be due for sooner. I know some Polish people who are bilingual, so maybe I can see if they would be interested. I really want to learn Polish because it is such a beautiful country.
I really want to learn Polish too. I do have a friend who I think is pretty much bilingual in Polish and English so I might see if she's interested in helping the team out.
If you or anyone else have any learning questions you can ask me here on Duolingo, I'll do my best to help you and perhaps reasonable would be creating in the discussion section a topic with questions & answers for learners of Polish.
Good to see team Romanian making steady progress, I know they were stuck for a while :)
Oh man, so many great languages coming up. After finishing my Spanish tree now I want to do all of them. Every last one of them.
Jitengore, could you edit the FR-PT update?I have added Sofia also! Thanks :)
Thank you so much for the update! Very exciting to see the teams's progress, as every week.
Go Team Russia! I'm glad to see progress.
So proud to see Vietnamese up there. It's the first Asian language for English speakers started here! So exciting! I am really hoping Korean follows shortly!!!
Yeah Korean! That's the only language I might actually be in a position to contribute. :) Also it would be cool to see some of the other big ones, like Chinese and Japanese (I'd really look forward to that). Although there are already quite a number of languages here already, and some that are planned to enter the incubator soon.
So anyway, if you have a basic question about Korean I'd be happy to try and answer it for you.
One question, though. I met a Norwegian woman a month ago who told me Swedish was almost the same language entirely as Norwegian. How close are the languages? Are they as close as say, Spanish and Portuguese, or even more similar?