Duolingo in 5 years
What do you guys think Duolingo will be like in 5 years? What new languages do you expect added within the next 5 years?
I expect there to be courses for Hindi, Finnish, Chinese, and Arabic.
I suspect you're right, even though the English for Japanese course doesn't seem all that popular. It has fewer users than English for Hungarian despite having ten times more speakers, is way behind English for Vietnamese, and is only narrowly ahead of English for Romanian. In short, I suspect all four of those base language are probably on tap for second course offerings.
It'd be interesting to see how French, German, Chinese for Japanese would do. I suspect the technical upgrades still happening to bring Japanese for English to the web will make these things much more feasible, and a great deal easier to build.
Despite it's slow/non-existent progress, there is a Hindi course in the making.
Personally I'm still waiting for the stream-lined course creation process so we can get more than two languages per year. If the creation process becomes faster, maybe we'll also see less courses stalling completely like so many of the current ones have.