I have more than 250 facebook friends and 0 interested in learning Hebrew, anyone interested in
studying / competing with me? I am: -European -no previous or formal links to Israel / Judaism - speaks 4 languages (3 European, 1 extra-European) - understand: Spanish - very very very basic: Russian - learning the most beautiful language so far: Hebrew!!! - goal: to speak it at least like Borat :) - reason: after having been for vacation in IL, I fell in love with the country, the cuisine, the people, the culture, all of it, including the black hats and beards, the language......
I have done the first three skills (Letters 1-2-3) in Duolingo and in Memrise. Typing blind in Hebrew is coming :-)
Edit: I did 6 extra skills in a short time.
There is a problem with the skills:
the first three skills (letters) are very difficult: you have to learn the pronunciation and writing with a keyboard in Hebrew, and learning the letters in sentences instead of learning the vowels / pronunciation seperated.
the next skills are too easy to go on: you get an english word and you have to choose a picture: you don't need the hebrew word. Also there is no voice when you hover over the picture, like in other languages.
There should be skills for learning the letters on his own.
There should be a voice by the pictures.
We should learn the vowel signs and get the words with the vowel signs, so we can recognize the words easier and we have an aid for the pronunciation. But the software of Duolingo will not give the possiblikty for that.
At the moment, the only way to strengten a skill is with memrise.
But it is a beta version and the moderators are working on it: more voice and more exercising, so that exercising with memrise in the future is not necessary.
Can you see it now? How do we all compete/cooperate with one another?
I found it ok actually, bit tricky using a QWERTY board but I found a set of Hebrew transparent stickers on Amazon for less than £2, that should make it a bit easier! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hebrew-Transparent-Keyboard-Stickers-Letters/dp/B00SV9OW1K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1467140267&sr=8-5&keywords=hebrew+keyboard+stickers