I'm sure there has probably been a post about this before, but I am really interested in learning Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Is it possible that someday these languages might be offered here? If so, when do you predict? In the meantime I am enjoying brushing up on my dusty Spanish skills. :) And maybe I'll pick up another language or two in the future.
I'm assuming that if or when Asian languages do get offered here the user would be required to switch their typing language but that's not too hard to do. Although depending on the language the user might have to learn how to type in it in the first place. But it'd get annoying having to click to click on the screen for the characters... anyway, those are just my thoughts. I haven't tried another language on here yet so I just click for the occasional accent in Spanish.
This has been requested many times on here, but thank you for being civil about it. A lot of people come on here and ask "WHEAR IS JAPNESE???!" and it gets tiring after a while.
Chinese, Korean, and Japanese will come to Duolingo some day. We don't know when, but it will probably be here some time in the future. You can try doing the reverse course of each language if you have a little background in those languages. Just put that your native language is, say, Chinese, and then learn English from Chinese.
If you know anyone who speaks English and Japanese/Chinese/Korean fluently, ask them to apply at the incubator.
To check for updates, click here: http://incubator.duolingo.com/
The suggestion to do the reverse language course for Asian or any character-based language will not work. Learning the characters is not usually the first thing a beginner in that language should do - its learning how to speak. For example, Mandarin learners will first learn to speak and write in the phonetic equivalent called "pinyin". I followed DeroGoi's suggestion but now my account is stuck in Chinese characters that I cannot read even though I know many Chinese characters.