Can't access new Japanese course on laptop?
Hey everyone! I don't have the Duolingo IOS app but I was hoping to learn the new Japanese course. It says the course should be released by now but whenever I click, it says to wait for their notification and that they are still working in progress. Anyone know how to resolve this issue? Thanks :)
May 18th in the evening in Pitsburgh is usually the right time for the release but it can be released earlier during the day of course. Most courses were released later than the date set in the incubator. Let's see if it's released then. Some were even released several months or years later. However, that won't happen with Japanese.
This does not appear to work actually. I get a scary looking screen as if I'm just joining the site. Have to change language to something other than Japanese on the app before anything on the web will work. At that point you can change to Japanese on the web using the normal menu, but the web version (until officially released, at least) isn't worth switching to.
It's not out yet but you can still access it by changing the coding. Right click on a language in the drop down bar, click "inspect element" and change all two letter abbreviations of the language into Ja and change the full language name to Japanese. Then you should have it in the bar.
Be careful, don't ever close out of the app with Japanese on, it's a hassle to get back to your other languages, and never access profile/settings either. Always access those from a different language.
Instructions on a fresh account using Google Chrome browser:
Step 1: Click "Get started".
Step 2: Click "Spanish".
Step 3: Click "Set Goal", then "No thanks", then "Start at the basics".
Step 4: On your language drop down, click "Add a new course".
Step 5: On this "What language do you want to learn?" page, on your language drop down again, right-click on the word "Spanish" and then click "Inspect".
Step 6: In the HTML code, look for the row three lines above the highlighted one:
li class="language-choice active" data-value="es"
Step 7: Double click where it says "es" and replace it with "ja", then press enter.
Step 8: On your language drop down list, left-click "Spanish".
Step 9: FINISHED! You should now be on the Japanese course, with both Spanish and Japanese listed in your language list.
Don't remove the Spanish course. Clicking "Discussion" will kick you back to the "What language do you want to learn?" page, so you can't use that. If you end up on that page, then when you click the Japanese course in your language drop down it won't take you back onto the course and it won't show your language drop down list...
When that happens, simply choose "Spanish" again for what language you want to learn. Then, when you get onto the Spanish course, you can now see your language drop down again and get back onto the Japanese course.
I just tried this a minute ago and it all worked perfectly. Should work for you if you follow exactly what I wrote. ^^