Only one day to go!
Well, we've have been waiting for this for a loooong time, and we've only got two days to go. That's 48 hours and counting! Are you excited? What do you think it will look like? And which languages do you want added first? One day to go now! Only 24 hours! ITS BEEN RELEASED!!!
A lot of you guys are getting the wrong impression. You won't be able to start making courses for any language tomorrow.
"At first, you'll be able to build courses to learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese from any other language in the world. And before the end of the year, it will be possible to create courses in all combinations of languages."
So no courses for learning Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Icelandic, etc. will be able to built until later this year.
And people need to realize, too, that all of this won't happen overnight. DuoLingo's management will first have to select from those who apply to determine who will be contributing to and directing the contents of each new course, so it will take some time before new courses are made available, even for the languages listed above.
No implementation ETA was given for any of the Hackathon projects.
I'm excited for sure, are you? Haha. I have no clue what it'll look like (or even a smidgen of an idea I'm just excited, this will be the highlight of my week if not my month >.<) but I'm curious to see if we there will be lessons already in there when they release it (if people have been working on it or anything) or if it will still be a few weeks before there are lessons in there. What do you think? I hope to see Korean (or any Asian language), Ukrainian and more French lessons added first or soon after the release. What kinds of languages are you hoping for?