Future versions of newcomer tasks may include suggestions to do Content Translation. The language team (such as @Pginer-WMF ) currently use a set of heuristics to determine which users to recommend Content Translation to, based on which language Wikipedias they've used, their browser language, and their location. This may be useful to us, but many newcomers will not have sufficient information from those heuristics to determine that they are likely bilingual.
Therefore, we want to try adding a question to the welcome survey asking users to identify the languages they read and write. We know that the exact phrasing of this question can impact the responses, because of course people "read" and "write" languages at all different levels of depth. So we want to get the phrasing right, so that people enter the languages for which they would be qualified use the Content Translation tool.
This will probably also yield some very interesting research results, as it is essentially a survey of which languages newcomers know.
The question would look something like this in the welcome survey, with a multi-select picker for different languages:
We might use wording like "Wikipedia is available in over 300 languages. Are there languages you read and write in?" as the question wording, and with the language of the current wiki set there as default.
To complete this task, we'll need to:
- Determine the appropriate wording.
- Find or build a widget that allows users to choose from the list of Wikipedia languages.