https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from July 19th to July 26th

<h1>to be restored...</h1>

PHASE 1 Progress: Total 24 courses

Russian for English - 92% | 95% | 94% | 97% (+3)

English for Thai  - 91% | 91% | 91% | 91% (+0)

German for French - 77% | 86% | 90% | 91% (+1)

Spanish for German - 79% | 80% | 81% | 87% (+6)

German for Turkish - 81% | 81% | 81% | 82% (+1)

Hungarian for English - 80% | 80% | 80% | 80% (+0) ^

German for Portuguese - 75% | 76% | 78% | 80% (+2)

German for Italian - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0)

French for Italian - 67% | 67% | 68% | 68% (+0)

Spanish for Russian - 60% | 63% | 66% | 68% (+2)

Spanish for Italian - 61% | 61% | 62% | 62% (+0)

Spanish for Chinese - 53% | 53% | 53% | 53% (+0)

Vietnamese for English - 49% | 51% | 52% | 53% (+1)

Polish for English - 34% | 40% | 46% | 50% (+4)

Swedish for Russian - 44% | 44% | 46% | 47% (+1)

French for Chinese - 40% | 40% | 40% | 40% (+0)

Romanian for English - 39% | 39% | 39% | 39% (+0)

Greek for English - 34% | 34% | 34% | 34% (+0)

Hebrew for English - 21% | 25% | 30% | 34% (+4)

Hindi for English - 15% | 16% | 16% | 18% (+2) ^

Klingon for English - 8% | 9% | 10% | 12% (+2)

Catalan for Spanish - 10% | 10% | 10% | 10% (+0)

Yiddish for English - 8% | 8% | 8% | 8% (+0)

Czech for English - (New) 1% | 1% | 2% (+1) ^

Mean - 1.13% | 1.33% | 1.08% | 1.25% (+0.17)
Median - 1% | 0% | 0% | 1% (+1)

* This week's Leaders Extraordinaire!
^ The Hungarian, Hindi, & Czech teams' progress is as per their own calculation.

Progress Visualized:

TL;DR

The next update is expected on Sunday, 2nd of August at 3:00 pm UTC.

Previous Update 12-Jul to 19-Jul

Last updates from the recent months: 2015: Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan.

July 26, 2015

74 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/1999Josh

Russian!! ~ Русский!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lydiaoxenstierna

Да!~

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ismaithliomceoil

кукушка (means cuckoo) is the only Russian word I know that isn't that common language, hoping to change that!

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng

Polish :D !!!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

Holy cow, the Polish for English team has made insane progress over the last three weeks.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BLT

Making up for lost time, I assume ;)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Hooray for Polish!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

Thanks!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Will knowing some Ukrainian help me with Polish? I can't help but notice some similar vocabulary.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

Well, I think it may give you some edge, but Polish is little bit more complex. We have more forms than Ukrainian, and you will know the root ones, or at least some of them. On the other hand, Polish is written in latin alphabet, so it's gonna be easier to write and catch up. :)

My general feeling is that, in matter of similarity, Polish and Ukrainian stand like for example German and Dutch.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LucySalamence

I didn't know that I have written stuff in Arabic for whole my life. Thanks for enlightening me

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zim_ek

I tried to warn him. I really did ^^

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

Okay, 1:0. Here's your lingot. ;)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

O my god, I mean latin alphabet (and arabic numerals, ofc). Gotta go to sleep. ;[

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SkillsInPills

Cool. In that case, I think I'll do very well with the Polish tree. It's amazing how similar they are even though they're from different parts of the Slavic branch.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

Well, it's very much because of the fact that today's Ukraine was once a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Ukraine was a part of Poland back then). During few hundred years native people of these lands heavily blended with the Poles, and Polish was present here in that way. If you're interested in more info, google history of Poland/Ukraine. :)

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

Ukraine and Poland share some history because they're so close to each other. Lublin was once a Polish city.

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu

As a Polish native speaker, the Ukrainian tree seemed easy for me and I noticed that lots of words are similar. I think it'll give you a small head start. :)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mr00

We are very sorry we didn't make it to claim the throne second time in a row. :(

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/galletarodeanda

buahahaha :P (mean laughter from team Spanish-German)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/crlight

"Some time later than Soon™" lol

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Brina431719

Go Team Russian and Team Polish and Team Hebrew! So excited to see great progress on all three again this week. Russian is so close now :D

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mads-lime

Wow, it seems that right after you posted this, four teams each progressed another 1%; Spanish for German has jumped to 88%, German for Turkish has reached 83%, Spanish for Chinese progressed to 54% and Team Hebrew made it to 35%! :D

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

That will make average progress to be 1.37%

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

With the legacy of Duoinc behind us, I have been recording the progress numbers around zero hours UTC on Sundays. But there's no reason why we shouldn't move to more current values read just before the WIU post time. From next week the progress reported will be as of approximately an hour before the post.

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mhdr3a

What about Farsi (Persian)? :(

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

It looks like Czech's progress is also per their own calculation, yet the legend does not show that.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Yep, corrected. The legend had gone missing last week, just restored it back :)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn

OK, thanks!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_Great_Uniter

Even though I am not learning Dutch nor Irish, I am so looking foward to the new bonus skills. I hope Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish make some new lessons soon. Thanks for the great update!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren

Great job team Russian! There are so many great languages to work on, but I'm looking forward to this one.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PinguimRei

But what happened to Team Ukrainian, does anyone know? Did they all quit after the course went into beta? They don't seem to have dealt with any user reports since the beginning of June.
https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/uk/en/status

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffA2

Thanks so much for these very useful updates. I look for them each week.

But I wish they could be made sticky. The way the discussion feed works, they slip off the bottom very quickly and if you don't know what to look for, you would never even find them. I think a lot of the repetitive questions people post about new courses, or the status of beta courses, would be answered if your excellent incubator summaries were easier to find.

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

You make a great point!

Duo staff, would it make sense to keep them sticky for a few days?

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NerysGhemor

I second the sticky post motion. That would definitely make things easier. :-)

July 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexi_N17

Russian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta

Good to see news from the Romanian team :3

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Skippero

And I'd love to see how the Italian-from-French Team is doing. ;-) Maybe you can post an update ? Thanks !

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HakeemEvrenoglu

On the "thought for the week": This summer is too far away for me to plan something... 8D

[One of the 10% of the world population who live in the South Hemisphere - therefore in winter - here...]

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

You are right, I should have said "Northern Summer".

On my to-dos for this lifetime is a trip to the Southern hemisphere in December to witness a hot December! I have traveled close to the equator but never crossed the line to technically be in the southern hemisphere :(

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

Appreciate your changing it jitengore. We would be very happy to see you in Australia and if you visited in December you would be able to enjoy the summer sun while sitting in the stands of the MCG watching the traditional Boxing Day Test Match...

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Yes, that will be awesome! :)

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

For me, I would like to do the same but witness a cold December in the northern hemisphere.

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

My Birthday is in July and I was in Argentina for two years. I tell you, it's really weird to celebrate my birthday in really cold weather and, likewise, to celebrate Christmas and New Years wearing as little as possible and blowing any fans I had at full blast to deal with the heat...

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

In the Philippines, it feels like summer everyday. :D

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/darth10ter

Go Klingon! You guys are awesome! Let's go where no language learning site has ever gone before. :)

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrett2015

More progress for the German for French course! Yay! Way to go guys. :D And a huge applaud for the Spanish and Polish teams!!

Just out of curiosity, is there ANY way to better keep track of these Weekly Incubator Updates? I browse the forums very frequently, and try very hard to find these updates, but I can only find about 1 per month. It's frustrating. =/

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cdub4language

I just followed Jitengore - makes it quite easy to find his updates on his profile stream!

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrett2015

A great idea! Thanks! They seem like a pleasant person already, so it's a great addition either way.

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

I browse the forums very frequently, and try very hard to find these updates, but I can only find about 1 per month. It's frustrating. =/

WIUs are posted at the same time (Sunday @ 3:00 pm UTC) each week. You should plan to browse the forum around that time :)

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrett2015

Thank you very much! I feel a little silly now: I never paid much attention to the exact time. =P I'll have to set my alarm clock! :)

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LiaLeonetta

Russian is getting so close to beta now, I'M NOT READY FOR IT!!! xD Oh, and well done to Team Polish too! :D

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.

Aha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!
I am the First today. To give thanks and give upvote.
Thanks for the Update : O

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alternia

It's nice to see some progress happening in these courses. Have we heard from the Hungarian Team recently about their course?

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HakeemEvrenoglu

They posted an update last week. :)

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

Most looking forward to Russian for English and German for French!

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_Peyton22

What does Tree 2.0 mean? I am currently learning Dutch and this interests me.

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb

It means that sometime in the future, course contributors will be able to add/change skills in the tree, and so release a new tree version. The DE-EN team is currently testing tree versioning, and we all are hoping for an amazing new tree and good results in A/B testing.

TL;DR: A longer and better tree.

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_Peyton22

Exciting! Thanks for the information.

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sono-francesca

I'm really looking forward to being able to learn Romanian on Duolingo!

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

Jitengore, I noticed on nueby's profile that he says that his course is 3% hatched, you just have to scroll down until you get to the fourth thing in his recent activity. The last Czech update was 6 days ago, while this was yesterday.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jitengore

Thanks for the scoop, UneJamKuqEZi. For the WIU, unfortunately I have to go either by what the most recent course update says or by the progress percentage that the teams share with me via incubator. Following hundreds of profile streams is not practical for the sake of putting together the WIUs :(

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/danita8705

Russian. I just got back from Russia and I want to go back but I want to know the language better when I do so I can visit with my friends in the native language. They were very kind and spoke English to me a lot, but to be able to speak to and understand everyone in a room would be even better, and I feel a bit more respectful.

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Plamsy

I am disappointed for the Greek team since they made no progress over the last 1 month, It would be 55% done if they had kept making progress.

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/julesmGGF

I think they've slowed down possibly due to the economic crisis in Greece right now. They volunteer their free time to make these courses but they aren't paid to work on them as their actual job. Anyways, go Greek team!!

July 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NerysGhemor

FYI your Klingon update link is linking to Yiddish. Not a reference to this, I hope? ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWiH582PcRc

July 30, 2015
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