Japanese for English Speakers

Would love to be able to learn Japanese with Duolingo!

April 24, 2014


Japanese for English speakers would be awesome to have on Duolingo. I signed up to learn Spanish first and Japanese second. Im going to be teaching workshops in Japan in the upcoming year and strongly believe in the efficacy of learning a foreign language this way.

May 24, 2014

Wish they would get more on this, too. It's got to be one of the more popular languages that people want to learn. Not seeing a Japanese for English in the incubator at all though...

July 28, 2014

Yeah, Japanese would be fun to learn

November 29, 2016

Finish your german course first

April 24, 2014

OK Dad :(

April 24, 2014

Il est drôle!

April 24, 2014

so where is the Japanese course for English speakers in Duolingo? I would love to learn

September 2, 2014

It's true it would be awesome, and they will normally make the course, but first the "English for Japanese course" will have to promovate to stage 3 of the incubator. Happy you want to learn a new language!

April 24, 2014

Not necessarily. :-) Currently, we have English-for-Russian in Stage 2 and Russian-for-English in Stage 1, for example. But I think the first course does have to be reasonably stable in beta before they start the reverse course.

April 24, 2014

First time I looked into duolingo was to see if they offered the Japanese course. 悲しい :(

September 14, 2014

A Japanese for English speakers would be so awesome!

September 2, 2014

I love Japanese! <3 and I want to learn it T_T PLEASE!!!

February 12, 2016

It would be awesome, because I looking for a good apps like Duolingo for Japanese, soit if be here, I'll be very happy! ^^

October 24, 2014

Try instead. It is not Duolingo but I believe the quality of the courses should be at least on par.

April 11, 2016

It's clear that there is a demand for Japanese for English Speakers. That not need be debated. What is challenging is that it is one of the harder languages to teach. As a written language, it has a number of different scripts, each with their own multiple meanings, though the introductory grammar and spoken word is not too demanding. What remains to be debated is how this will be funded, for it needs native speakers with a passion to put this together, and the skills to interleave learning in the different written scripts. Mondly, a paid service, is an obvious model. Is it possible for the Japanese government - or some Japanese entrepreneur - to fund this open source exercise? And what are the Duolingo protocols about progressing such a suggestion?

November 1, 2016

I know You can watch anime without subtitles

November 7, 2016

Yes, I have trying to learn japanese by myself for almost 2 years now! By putting Japanese as one of the curriculars would be an unimaginable asset for me!

January 11, 2017

I also have been hoping for that too. My main goal is to learn the native languages of all the major car brands in the United States. I am working on German and Spanish and eventually I will get to Italian and Swedish, but I need Japanese and South Korean as well if I want to be more marketable for the Automotive industry. I plan to be an automotive design engineer and I would need to be able to communicate with the other engineers in the native countries.

Since Japanese to English is still in beta, it might be a little while before they start working on the reverse though. Well, I got plenty to work on in the meantime.

May 8, 2015

Its confirmed!

April 11, 2017


April 12, 2017

Great news!

April 12, 2017

I can't wait to learn Japanese I'm checking duolingo every 10 seconds, and it said 64 percent so far I'm still studying Spanish.

Yo no puedo Espera. :)

May 8, 2017


July 15, 2014


December 8, 2014

i also want to learn japanese by using English

February 8, 2015

Me, too!!!

March 25, 2015

Hell ya

March 26, 2015

Yeeeees!!! :D

November 20, 2015

That would be amazing if this course was added - please do!

July 1, 2016

Still waiting on the Japanese for English speakers course. Where could it be hiding?

October 3, 2016

Japanese please

November 1, 2016


November 5, 2016

If you go to it shows the status as released from Beta. But it isnt available to select anywhere. Even Klingon is available for English Speakers! Is there a reason it says released from Beta, but isnt available, even though other lower phase languages appear in the lists?

February 1, 2017

You're looking at the wrong incubator program, that one is "English for Japanese Speakers"

This is the one you're after:

It is still in Phase 1.

March 3, 2017

I realised a few days later haha thanks

March 4, 2017

It is on the Incubator again, and now it seems that is official.

February 3, 2017
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"Alvarez told the Trib that Duolingo expects to launch a Japanese course for English speakers in May in response to high demand."


date: March 3, 2017

Take this for what you will. I too would like to learn Japanese.

March 12, 2017

Yes, me too! I love the French course

July 2, 2014

それはかっこいいでしょう、ね? けど、Duolingoがこのようにです限り、(漢字を実装が難しい)、それが起これませんと思います。

(sorry about errors, my Japanese is pretty basic)

November 20, 2014

You have to get a Japanese keyboard installed on you computer

September 25, 2015

when we will be able to learn japanese for english speakers

February 23, 2016

when is it available?

June 20, 2016

thats really cool

June 21, 2016

Is there an option in Duolingo to learn Japanese??

June 25, 2016


July 29, 2016

it would be very interesting to learn Japanese.

August 1, 2016

Please add Japanese lessons!

August 12, 2016

it can be a good way to learn japanese!

September 17, 2016

i'm looking for japanese after finish my german course..

September 24, 2016


October 28, 2016

It came out of the beta phrase and disappeared...

November 20, 2016

Give us Japanese, Duolingo!

November 21, 2016

2 years later....still not in incubator :,(

December 12, 2016

I want to learn Japanese so badly but they don't have it

December 13, 2016


December 16, 2016

YesYEs, I been waiting for this course since ever!! Why hasn;t anyone done this yet?

December 19, 2016

I am completely agree. I'm Spanish speaker and I'm interesting in Japanese for English speaker. Because I will be useful for learning Japanese and also for learning English.

December 19, 2016

I would like to learn Japanese :) <3

January 12, 2017

it would be awesome

February 10, 2017

Japanese for english speakers, please!

February 24, 2017

I want to learn basic phrases

March 7, 2017

That would be awesome!!

March 10, 2017

So would I, as a matter of fact.

March 25, 2017

Me too! :) Even though I look it up on google, it would be cool!

April 2, 2017

yes i would love too

April 2, 2017

I would love to learn Japanese, I've been looking for Japanese to show up on Duo in the "hatching stage" for almost a year, but it has never showed up. We totally need Japanese for English speakers. I so want to learn Japanese!

April 7, 2017

It has been confirmed. In hatching now

April 11, 2017

It comes very soon...

April 12, 2017

I'm curious. How much will we learn. Till Genki 2 or something. Maybe more.

April 30, 2017

Me too!

May 12, 2017


May 17, 2017

Please join the new the Japanese Warriors club on doulingo which welcomes all. Code is H4XU28. Please bring your support and fun competitive spirit.

June 15, 2017


October 3, 2017

that's possible?

November 23, 2017
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