For those waiting for Hebrew... שירים בעברית
If you (like me) are patiently but anxiously waiting for the Hebrew course to be released, here are some awesome resources for getting a head start on Hebrew.
This is Youtube channel called "Old Israeli Songs", which is just that, a channel full of songs בעברית. : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFm1qNbSzfzvA9oAuFgFVYA
Lyrics can be found and translated here: http://lyricstranslate.com/
Another amazing resource for Hebrew slang is the TLV1 Podcast, "Streetwise Hebrew". Each podcast discusses common slang and terms used, and includes song examples and a written transcript of all of the terms discussed. http://tlv1.fm/content/streetwise-hebrew/
I hope that these resources are helping whet your appetite for Hebrew when it is released in February, it is an amazing and beautiful language!
It's been a while since someone opened a discussion about Hebrew... Good to see that the hype's still alive :P
BTW there is no guarantee that the Hebrew course would be released in February.
Hebrew is quite at disadvantage as compared to other languages: 1. It is not as useful as the mainstream languages, such as English, German, French, Spanish. And, as a consequence, the choice of study materials is rather limited. 2. It doesn't have same exotic clout as Asian or Scandinavian languages. 3. People are too easily scared by different alphabet :D
Actually Hebrew is very useful. For people working in the US in diplomacy, knowing how to speak Hebrew is a +
Oh yes. Sadly, different alphabet often makes the difference between learning a language or not. I guess it makes the language look harder and scarier...
The aleph bet is so easy though, and there are tons of memrise courses if the duo course doesn't suffice for learning it.
I know, but a different alphabet system automatically makes languages look strange and scary and many people wouldn't start learning them for that very reason.
It is beautiful language indeed! It would be nice, if there was also an Arabic course(es), since the Semitic languages are close - there are obviously many people in Duolingo who enjoy studying Romance or Germanic languages together, same could be for Hebrew and Arabic.