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Kalendarium35 karma

Hi Luis,

I was hoping you might be able to give us some insight as to exactly how new languages are chosen to be added to the incubator, as I'm sure you're going to be inundated with questions in this AMA from people wanting more languages added. I hope you understand that from our point of view, it seems like the way Duolingo builds courses by using volunteer contributors means that adding courses requires little effort from the Duolingo staff themselves. I'm sure that's not true, but I was just hoping you could explain why some courses are selected to be added to the incubator and others are not.

I'm aware that there is a section on the Duolingo forums explaining this, but that post says that voting for course suggestions on the forums will get them added. It's therefore confusing that the Finnish request post, which is the second most upvoted forum post of all time has seemingly been ignored by Duolingo.

So my question is: how do you make the decision on which courses get added to the incubator?

Kalendarium10 karma

Hi Luis,

I've used Duolingo on iOS, Android and the desktop version and I find that the desktop version is by far the best one in terms of difficulty and making me think more. Is there any reason for the huge difference in Duolingo across all the platforms?

Kalendarium2 karma

Hey Luis,

Are there any plans to increase the amount of translation from the language you're learning into your native language? I think that would hugely help learning. Thanks!