Anyone got the Incubator response yet?
Guys did you receive any email concerning your application? Did Duolingo contact you already, either rejecting you or accepting you?
Just want to know if they picked someone already or we ALL have to wait some more. :)
I also wrote just a few sentences. But if it was obligatorily to write more we should have been informed about this in the instructions. Anyways, I don't think that we need to worry. Everything will be fine and Duolingo will sort it out. ;) I'm still waiting for a response by the way.
if, as others, I'm now thinking that I should have written more, is there a way to complete our application?
Sending an email to the support with all the details (email address, profile's name, which course we applied to) and the completion (in both languages) of our application, would be taken into account?
Or you already have too much application (for the moment) and will not have time to look at those extra informations?
To be quite honest I'm happy out! The duolingo team will get back to us relatively soon and we will at last have the facility to create great language courses. And besides there is plenty to be getting on with- I've been going back through lessons looking to translate sentenced so that I will be ready when the big day comes!
CNN Español says that it takes one volunteer who spends 40 hours per week on courses 4 months to make a course. That translates to 40 hours times 4 weeks per month times 4 months, or 640 volunteer hours in total. If we get 100 volunteers for a course and each of them spends an hour each week, the course would be done in 1.5 months. http://www.duolingo.com/translation/2e4bef421f42a0ccf1b829676fdd8019
I think that it will be translated quite fast for the more popular languages. Remember that 640 (approved) translators means one hour of hard committed translation work and reviewing and voilà it's done. :) Well, almost. That's maybe wishful thinking but one year sounds too much. I hope that many people who get accepted will spend much time translating at least when it gets released. I think that will speed up the process immensely if everyone is committed to do hard work.
I love crowdsourcing!
The first answers to applications to a given course are sent by staff at the moment the decide to add said course in the incubator. And, at this moment, they send 1, 2 or 3 positive answers to the applicants they selected. The other applicants will stay in the list of applications for potential future acceptation.
Thus, the time it gets to have an answer is "at least the time it'll take for the course to be added into the incubator", so it can be years.
Thank you very much for your answer :) I would like to ask another question please: I applied to the Arabic for English speaker course which is'nt still added. But it does have the reverse which is the English for Arab course. What I want to ask will it take years to be accepted as an incubator.
Only staff could know but I'm not even sure they know when it'll be possible: like for several (but not all) non-latin-script languages, the current system isn't able to teach it (teaching from it is ok) and I guess Duo will know when it'll be "fixed" only the day it'll be indeed "fixed": hard to schedule such things.