Studying French from Spanish is FUN!
Thank you, Duolingo Team! I really can't thank you enough. My French is much more advanced than my Spanish, but doing these lessons in the beta course allows me to practice both. And I am sure it forces me to think more in each language since there is no English anywhere on the page.
I was worried, despite the reassurances of many other Duolingo users, that I had lost all my progress in English --> French and English --> to Spanish.
But when I switched back to English --> French from the beta course Spanish --> French, there were no problems at all.
What a relief. If only we could (successfully) crowd-source governments. :|