Portuguese for French speakers has graduated!
Congratulations to the team!
There are now no courses for French speakers or courses teaching Portuguese in development. Any predictions or preferences for new such courses? Portuguese for German seems like a strong candidate since the reverse tree has already graduated.
I think the next course for French speakers will be either Russian or Dutch. Russian because they're already building a course for Spanish speakers after having created Spanish, French and German courses for Russian speakers. Russian for German is also possible, but I think will come a little later since the German for Russian course still has people working on it to produce a new tree version. Dutch for French and for German speakers are both possible because of the proximity of these three languages, and I've seen requests and volunteers for these courses. I honestly don't think Portuguese for German speakers is too likely to come soon, but I could be wrong. Italian for German will also be possible, as will Turkish, Russian (as I already mentioned), and possibly Swedish for German speakers.
I think I read that the French for Russian team is also working on a new tree version.
My original question was: new courses for French or teaching Portuguese? So I do agree with Russian and Dutch for French, as well as the minority languages piguy3 mentioned. Spanish and English have minority courses, why not French?
When it comes to Portuguese, German and Italian seem like the most reasonable ones, especially German because the Italian reverse course is still in phase 1.
Besides those two, Italian for German is the only ladder for original courses we still don't have, so that's definitely a possibility, even more so after the reverse has graduated. I do think Portuguese for German will come before Swedish, Turkish, Dutch or Danish which I would to your list but I'm not surprised if I'm wrong.
I just don't know that French minority languages would get too many learners. Catalan is doing pretty well for a minority language and Irish has government support, but the "parlez français, soyez propres" policy really took a toll on Occitan, Breton, Arpetan etc.
Obviously the interest level scale is different for minority languages. The question isn't how such courses would compare to a Russian. It's how they compare to, say, the Romanian for English tree. Even 1 in 10 people being interested in the ancestral languages of their area could provide a significant market it seems to me when looking at that scale, to say nothing of French more-or-less-speaking language nerds from non-francophone countries.
It's hard for me to imagine there's a large number of French speakers who want to learn Dutch who aren't good enough in English to learn from English, but as someone who finds the notion of learning Dutch simply a very unfamiliar idea (and I say this as someone who's finished the Dutch tree and highly enjoyed it), maybe my perceptions about the matter are just off in general, and I'm curious why you seem to think differently.
Any iOS users suddenly get Health back for this course?
(And I mean iOS users who have Health for other courses, so are in the Health test group)
I am assuming Health disappeared when Japanese came out (as it did for other beta courses) and now that this course has graduated, it's got Health back again. Is this what people saw?
Edit: No, the Health has not reappeared. Answer from piguy3 here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22706813$comment_id=22708359