Is there any possibility to learn Hebrew on duolingo ?
Hi olimo, I believe that learning a language that does not use the Latin alphabet (for example Hebrew which I would love to teach others, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and also Russian in a way...), would be a very different experience and the teaching methods would need to change significantly. Don't you think that Duolingo should first try to teach one such language themselves before enabling others to add languages?
I'm just telling what I know. I don't make any decisions on Duolingo, so my opinion is rather irrelevant concerning that the team has already decided upon the further course of events.
As it is now, Duolingo copes with teaching languages that are rather close to each other. The alphabet is the same (plus some accented characters), the grammar is in many aspects similar. Even with this, many people are frustrated because of lack of explanations. Teaching something really different would require another method, that is why I've always been skeptical not only about Japanese on Duolingo, but about Russian as well (it is my native language and I can't see it taught effectively with the same "jump in and translate sentences" method).
All this does not prevent me from being curious to see what will come of the current plans :-) I would be glad if Duolingo proves effective for learning these languages.