Russian has reached 5 Million learners!
The Russian course for English speakers has reached 5 Million learners! Congratulations to the Russian team!
And it's one of the most carefully crafted courses I've encountered on Duolingo!
It IS hard and progress sometimes feels glacial, but when you can start reading and writing short simple sentences it starts feeling rewarding and Duolingo is the app/website that finally got me motivated (after years and years of conversation tapes). Of course the clincher was taking a Russian course at my local community college but then several of us students got the teacher to create a Duolingo group for our class!