The Hebrew Course...

... is excellent. The long time spent preparing it was worth it. Very high quality!

June 22, 2016


I completely agree!!

June 23, 2016

But also your course on Memrise was for me VERY useful. I began to study Hebrew with him. Thanks a lot! :D

June 23, 2016

With IT, not with him

September 4, 2017


September 6, 2017

You're welcome

June 15, 2018


June 24, 2016

Not quite. There is a LOT of work left to do on it, plenty of inconsistencies and errors. Something is horribly wrong if I can't as a native speaker get the full tree after trying to go through the different skill tests about 7 times now. I've been reporting around 40 different sentences already. With all due respect - you cannot make such a fundamental grammatical mistake as 'I are' and release it to beta.

June 25, 2016

Thanks for the feedback. We tried to balance long incubation time with low percent of errors. The "grammatical" mistakes you mention are mostly typos. We are in the process of adding many more possible translations. Please continue reporting.

June 25, 2016

I was so excited for this course (waited 1.5 yrs for it on here), and now it's a bit of a let down. They don't have any practice over the Hebrew alphabet (given I'm an English speaker, not having similar letters makes it extra difficult compared to learning European languages). Nor is there an option within Duolingo to use the Hebrew alphabet to answer any of the questions. I'm seeing on here that I have to get a special keyboard or downloads? Isn't the point of Duolingo is that it's free...without having to BUY keyboards for particular languages? If I wanted to purchase stuff, I'd have simply purchased a Hebrew language program outright. Couldn't Duolingo put a Hebrew keyboard within the program and one select the letters needed to answer? I could only get through the first lesson without the need for a Hebrew keyboard, so cannot continue now with the course.

June 23, 2016

You don't have to pay anything. Your computer will surely already have a Hebrew keyboard, you just have to select it from the language settings. Or you could use an online virtual keyboard, or you could use the Chrome extension Duolibro which switches automatically to whichever language keyboard is required while doing Duolingo exercises.

And you can make your own stickers and apply them to your keyboard so you know the positions of the keys, or you could memorise the positions without the stickers if you're good at that sort of thing.

You have many options available to you which will all be more beneficial to you in the long run than having a keyboard provided to you by Duolingo (something the developers either refuse or are unable to do).

June 23, 2016

You can download the thing to get the keyboard settings for free and make stickers yourself or not use them.

I'm on Linux and the Hebrew locale was already installed, so I just switch between Fr/He keyboard settings and work from memory/muscle patterns (?)

I know there are free apps for Windows and Mac that were posted either there or on the FB page that allows you to use Hebrew keyboard settings. Also:

June 29, 2016

I don't get it. When I need to translate a text, I need to answer it in hebrew letters. Whence I get the hebrew letters??? (Sorry for bad english)

June 23, 2016

I'm on a Windows 7 computer, but pretty much any Windows OS after XP will include the binaries for you to add additional foreign language keyboards. Look up the process through Google (don't know what your native language is). Once you've added the Hebrew keyboard, it is easy to switch from your native language keyboard to the Hebrew keyboard by a simple key sequence of your own choosing. It will take you some time to memorize the keyboard, but the more you use it the better you will get at it. Good luck! /בהצלחה!

February 27, 2017

You should have a hebrew keyboard my friend....You can buy sticks on internet and to put them on your keyboard... :D

June 23, 2016

i use a tablet input panel for writing in Hebrew, you can download the software from internet

June 23, 2016

For learning Russian i've downloaded a phonetic cyrillic keyboard. It took me a day or two to get used to but it's a good solution to the different alphabet problem. I've looked online to check if there is a phonetic Hebrew keyboard and I found one: I didn't try it, but it looks fine.

June 23, 2016


March 10, 2017

Thank you, we really appreciate nice comments like this, and any (polite) criticism. :)

June 23, 2016

Polite criticism: the course if now out of beta, yet

  • half of the voiceovers are missing

  • the RTL script order is wrong in multiple choice questions (the punctuation marks are on the right)

  • why no niqqud and no transliteration ? combined with the lack of voiceovers, it makes it quite impossible to know how a word is supposed to be pronounced.

April 15, 2018

Is the course for people who already know the Hebrew alphabet?

June 30, 2016

No, you can learn the alphabet by reading the Tips and Notes

June 27, 2018
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