Russian just overtook Dutch and is now #6 in number of students with 2.9 millions
As a Dutchman who is now studying Russian, this makes me feel both happy and sad. :P
Hey, this is interesting. I didn't know so many people are learning Dutch. Everybody always tells us (Dutch people) that since we are such a small country, it is more useful we learn other languages. Of course I'm proud of my language! happen to know some people who are learning Dutch on Duolingo and when possible I try and help them with pronunciation.
Dutch is extremely popular as many people in the world are fond of the Netherlands. Check the Duolingo Dutch community on Facebook, it is a very lively company :)
Nice to know but I'm not on Facebook nor will I ever be. I'll stick to the discussions here ;-)