3rd checkpoint passed! Level 16! Yay!
So I finally passed the 3rd checkpoint! I can't say I'm fluent in all those pods, but I know most words in the first set, quite a few words in the second set and some before the third checkpoint.
I am slowly climbing up the levels too. Level 16 now! Albeit I did benefit from those XP gains I got from testing out from some the first pods. That really helped me get from level 14 to 15. I only tested out of things I felt I knew well. I still occasionally review those things.
I have gone from a beginner to an awkward intermediate in my knowledge of the language and smoothing out some to be able to communicate in the language a bit.
So my message is you can do it. Some us study every day, some of us some days, but I always look up to those who are actually level 25. Imagine how much work that is? And you see those people having whole conversations in Hebrew and have gotten past the first mistakes of the language. So that is my dream!
Congratulations on that! I just started Hebrew and it is very hard for me. I really do want to learn it, though, so will keep it up. The other languages are easier so I spend more time on them, but any progress in any language is progress, really.
Thank you so much for your post. It gives me hope when I hear of another real person who has started at the beginning and worked their way up in learning a new language!
Best of luck as you continue. It is very, very slow going to increase levels higher up but there is no substitute for regular, careful and continued practice in a language. But the good news is that we DO learn (I believe that even though I am stuck in Hebrew right now for different reasons).
It took about 3 months before much sank in, in the beginning. It is like every so often you take a leap forward. Slowly you get used to the strange language and listening and writing it. Of course the ultimate goal is conversation. I practice a bit here and there. Right now I am trying to communicate in the real world with it.
"Here a little and there a little." That's how I learn. Can't pick it all up at once.
Congrats Corinnebelle! I definately find that while I can breeze through other Duolingo courses slow and steady is the only way I can do the Hebrew course (and that is with prior, though kinda rusty, knowledge) If you are looking for any other resources I highly recommend the Mango languages Hebrew course too (you can see on the website if your library offers it free) and their course is a bit more conversationally geared and is a nice complement to the duolingo course. I am sure you will achieve your dream!
תודה מסספילס! אני רואה זה טוב רבה! They even have Biblical Hebrew. The reason I started studying modern Hebrew. I am excited to try this and it looks like I just have to pay library fee and then I can get the course! Thank you so much! I can study both modern and Biblical Hebrew! Someone told me the best way to study Biblical Hebrew is to learn modern because then you learn to think in Hebrew versus just learning to read the text.