Nine more hours until the Japanese course is released (I hope.) Are you guys excited? Are you gonna try it out? I plan on learning Japanese at some stage in my life however it seems like too big of a challenge for me right now. I plan on learning French, German and Swedish first then I might take on some Japanese, but what are your thoughts about it?
There isn't a Japanese discussion page yet so I have to post it here, sorry if it bothers you guys :P
I'm very, very excited! I've been waiting for Japanese to pop up on Duolingo since I started learning it a year and a half ago. I think it'll be a great way to improve my vocabulary, grammar, and writing ability and to prepare myself for my Japanese immersion programs in the summer.
Ah. It's pretty much confirmed that they'll teach Hiragana, but I don't know about Katakana or Kanji. I hope they do teach Kanji since I was hoping to use the course to improve my Kanji knowledge.
By the way, if you want to learn Hiragana and/or Katakana, Duolingo has flashcard decks for them on TinyCards.
I've been waiting for this for a long time! Haha, I don't know how I can squeeze it in with all the other languages I'm studying, but it will be fun to have and work on once in a while. Who knows? It may come earlier for some people as it may go live in an area with an earlier time zone.