I started duolingo about 30 minutes ago and I love it!!!!!!!!
Have an awesome time learning and I hope you find the community kind and respectful!
Good luck to you, Rachel, and to your friends Mrbilly and the tooth farry. I'll be reading the comments you write in the discussion for a while. This old man (I) hope you will be off to a good start. With high regard, Ken
Welcome to Duolingo.
Here are some useful links, to get more familiar with Duolingo:
Duolingo Wiki for "Getting started"
http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Getting_started Please, read from: The language "skill tree"
"Duolingo Wiki and FAQ"