Love this already (plus a question)
It's so cool to finally start digging into this language that always confused me to no end. I'm already starting to remember some letters, which means it's definitely working for now.
As for the question: Is this course now available to everybody? Or is it only available to those who wanted to get notified when this would get released? The fact there's not even 2k learners 10 hours after release seems to prove the latter to me.
is it only available to those who wanted to get notified when this would get released?
I'm sure no-one's been notified: this tends only to happen weeks or even months after release. Also, the enrolment figures for newly-released courses always seem to be inaccurate; I shouldn't pay any attention to them at all if I were you.
this language that always confused me to no end.
Likewise! I've attempted Arabic before, but never seemed to get anywhere and always gave up before long. It's a rather short course, but, quite frankly, a long one wouldn't do me any good in my current state of Arabic ignorance.
I never really got into Japanese before the (equally-short) DL course came along to break the ice, so I'm hoping that this one in Arabic will be equally efficacious (and by the time they expand it, it won't take me 20 seconds to read each word).
I've always been a 'start small, expand slowly' type of person so this short course really does me many favors indeed. I hope it'll get longer only after i've finished what there is to it currently.
I love it already, too! I had studied years ago on my own but remember very, very little. However, this is one language that clicks really well for me, for some reason. I'm so happy and excited that it's here. Glad you're enjoying it, too!