Confused to teach which dialect so they decided to teach rubbish robotic accent
I am an Arabic speaker myself, and i am very upset about how is the Arabic course despite being in peta but it is so obnoxious to hear non-existant words with non-existant accent that totally ruin it. Besides, the course is really short and shallow... Hope you guys fix it and congrats on taking the first step
There are so many posts about the choice between MSA or a dialect already. I don't get why you're upset, it's aimed at learners and Duolingo is heavily focused on reading/writing instead of speaking. It would've been a weird decision to make a course like Levantine Arabic before having an MSA course.
I agree, like with other recent releases on Duo, this seems very superficial and rushed. Hopefully it will at least give beginners a foundation to work with and someday bridge with the spoken registers. Also, people need to stop propagating the myth that graduating beta has anything to do with a full course being developed. I'm glad they're doing something, though.