Help build Duolingo’s new Japanese course!
Duolingo is now working on a free Japanese course for English speakers and we’d like to invite you to join us :)
We know that thousands have been eagerly anticipating this course, but we can’t do it alone. We need passionate bilingual volunteers who are willing to collaborate to create course content together.
If you are fluent in both English and Japanese and have a few hours a week to contribute to this cause, please [apply] (https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply).
The team here will also be reading existing applications, so if you haven’t heard back yet, don’t worry. There will be several opportunities to help build and test this course in the coming weeks.
We are excited to share the news and can’t wait to meet you!
In that limbo between where the course would be useful and fluency, however good luck to all applicants and future students! Didn't believe it would actually happen but I have faith you guys will make it work.
What's your definition of fluent? My Japanese is fairly decent (I went to a public prefectural high school in Japan, where the language of instruction was Japanese, and passed JLPT1 years ago), and I've been living in Japan since 2006, but I would not define myself as bilingual, since I was not raised in Japan nor by Japanese-speaking parents, and my English is definitely superior. But if my credentials are good enough for you, I am happy to help.
Edit: Thanks for the lingot, kind person who gave it to me! Hopefully the Japanese course team will give me an opportunity to actually EARN it. ;)
Sounds like you would be a great addition to the team https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ja/en/status
That's the site where you can apply to contribute, please join the team ^o^
I would try to apply again then xo It is strange that some very good people were being rejected. It is most likely that it was because the course wasn't ready for members yet I think.
Would be fun if you could help with the progress as it would improve the speed of completion by a good amount ^_^