A bit surprised that this has never come up before especially considering how heavily this community relies on Japanese VF content, but are there any members among us who are interested in starting an online Japanese learning group? I have personally made a few attempts to learn Japanese in the past, but sadly I usually let myself get distracted, so I end up quitting prematurely. Also, I've never ever had anyone to really practice with so finding reason to quit comes very easily. Currently, we have a few members here on VFDC who are already fluent in the language and I'm hoping some of those members would be willing to join the group and help participants by guiding them if they get stuck or offer advice to ensure that we as a group, are learning things correctly. During LAG, it was brought to our attention that Yamada-san, Homestay's wife who spoke English relatively well, learned to speak the language with the Doulingo app. I've tried Duolingo before and it is in fact a great app for learning, so for the third time now, I have downloaded the app and will once again make an attempt to learn. To start things off I created a private group within the app for members to join? As I said it's a private group, so you will need the code below if you want to get in on the fun. Club code: 45GCCD Lastly, the app does have a points leader board which I think is a nice touch to make the learning experience competitive. However, the primary reason for this group is to promote fun and learning so for anyone joining, please hear me when I say to leave your douche bag egos at home. Be competitive, but more importantly be kind and push people to log into the app everyday and practice. If someone is stuck, offer to help them advance rather than try to make them feel incompetent. I haven't thought about rules for the group at this point, but if things pick up and the group gets lots of members, I will definitely iron out some. Just to reiterate, if anyone is being a douche bag or negative in anyway I am booting you without warning. You read it here, so this is your first and final warning.