The Hebrew course on the very first bubble is having you type out sentances in a language where I don’t even know what sounds the symbols make. Is this really the intention of the Hebrew course? Blind test taking lol
I found it to be very tricky as well, especially if you are not familiar with the Hebrew script. I highly recommend revising the alphabet before tackling the Duo tree. There are some great introductions to Hebrew on Memrise which focus on the alphabet and to familiarise with sounds בהצלחה! (good luck!)
I actually have been just looking it up on my own. But I thought the point of Duolingo is that it will take you step by step through the language. They should just fix the course because it encourages everyone to use a 3rd party service just to be able to use duolingo effectively
I am actually using a combination of tools to learn Hebrew: I started out using the Drops app to learn the alfabet and some basic vocabulary, but I found the alfabet lessons on Hebrewpod101 more useful. Right now I use Duolingo on a daily basis and when I am in my car, I listen to the audiolessons from Hebrewpod101. Next to that I am also subscribed to the Streetwise Hebrew podcast and to immerse myself in the language and learn even faster, I listen to hebrew radio on my Apple TV and I watch some really good Hebrew series on Netflix (Shtisel and When heroes fly) - this approach works really well for me so far...
Learn the alphabet through the tips and notes or somewhere else on the Internet. Why don't you do this?
If you read what I have already commented you’ll see I’m doing that already on the web. However is that REALLY the purpose of duolingo? To drive people away from their service just to be able to use it?
I've had trouble with it too. I'm going to pull out my workbook I used when I took a Hebrews 1 course thru the University of Jerusalem. I think it might help me since it breaks down the vowels and stuff. It explains everything better, so if I use it along with Duolingo them=n maybe it won't be so confusing.
It is a useful course. Don't be discouraged. This course probably offers most to people who are not complete beginners. Best get reading the letters down first, then come back to get the most out of the Duolingo course, including learning to type the letters.
Like Tamara, I enjoy Stisel on Netflix. That is another resource which may be more useful after the beginner stage--at least you should be at the level to know when they are speaking Hebrew and when they are speaking Yiddish!