DuoLingo to offer Japanese, now taking testers

Every year I check duoLingo to see if they offer Japanese, and not until this spring have I had any hope. I knew it was in the works, and was about to post about that, but today I heard that DuoLingo is now taking Alpha Testers for their new Japanese course. You need a duolingo account and an iOS device. You don’t need to know Japanese.

duoLingo seeking Alpha Testers

Interested? Head to duoLingo discussion for more information and to sign up.

DuoLingo offering Japanese soon

DuoLingo offering Japanese soon, not an official banner, I added flag/greeting

I was so excited, I took like an hour to make the above banner just for this post. (I downloaded their official Duo bird and logo, then added my flag and greeting. If this isn’t ok, let me know!) I’m an avid Reddit lurker, and saw someone mentioned that it is in the works! It is in the duoLingo Incubator now, with an estimated Completion Date of May 15, 2017. I’d love to be done with their Spanish course completely by then, so I can focus on the Japanese one exclusively when I’m on duoLingo.

Now we can look forward to learning phrases like “Genki desu ka.” and “Watashshi wa gakusei desu.”

duoLingo offering Japanese

duoLingo offering Japanese

I just noticed that there is a duoLingo subreddit... It’s so much fun watching all the redditors commenting, and hearing Overwatch’s Hanzo crying out his ult!

Ryuu-ga, Wa-ga-te-ki-wo, Ku-ra-u.

“Let the dragon consume my enemies.”

Back to duoLingo’s newest offering… I hear they will be offering Chinese this year as well! People have been asking for these languages for so long, but due to the characters these languages use, it was difficult to offer. So… do you think they will teach Japanese in romaji?

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