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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiiDoo_Kech

Arabic is the worst course you can ever imagine

I'm a native speaker and I was curious to take a look at the tree after that Arabic came out of the incubator few months ago, I also wanted to help out with the translation and everything, and I was shocked when I started, that's not even Arabic, not the way we're used to learn in Duolingo, not the best order of skills, not even the phrases needed, extremely weird and complicated for nothing. I'm so disappointed, sorry for the contributors, no offense, I know you took time and effort to make this, but it's not at all what should be given to learners who're investing in such a hard language, I hope you can fix this soon and thanks for your efforts.

July 31, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

DiiDoo_kech can you gives some specifics?

My first exposure to arabic has been through the duolingo course. Of course most of us use many other resources but I really have no complaints about the way the Arabic course here has worked for me.

I know the alphabet now. Can type all the characters, still slow 10 wpm

I’m on topic clothes now snd the tips snd notes have been getting much better.

I am having fun with it

But youtube has some grest resources and arabicpod101 is phenomenal

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MopasMipy

Many native speakers complained about this course just like you. The course is still in the Beta version, I hope they'll fix all of that by the time they officially release it. If you can, please try helping them out. (I'm focusing on my Spanish for now, that way by the time I'm done I'll have the fixed Arabic course hehe ;P ...hopefully ;v;)

GL! :D

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jie511

it might not be the best but it has a lot of merits. this course is addressing the difficulties a beginner might have. This course is helping me recognize the arabics characters. it works very well.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

I like the course; as already mentioned, it is in BETA, which means that it will certainly be tweaked and expanded.

Moreover, it is free.

I really like the slow progress; I wouldn't be able to cope with more new material faster.

And of course, Duolingo is not my only source. It never is. :-) But it gives me a steady flow of practice, which is great.

Re-reading the title of this thread, I find it completely inappropriate.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.Eleni

Re-reading the title of this thread, I find it completely inappropriate.

Agreed :/ Unnecessarily harsh, especially for a course still in it's infancy.

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MurielDE

Thanks for your input, Diidoo. I am sure there are many glitches in the Arabic Duo, but for a total beginner like me, it is at least one great and slow enough way to learn something. Hopefully, the full version will be available by the time I finish the program as it is. It will take me months if not years to understand your critique! But thanks for the heads-up.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Syeda126059

Totally agree, I'm the only non-Arabic, well poor Arabic speaker in my household. I was screaming bored at 1 week. By the 2nd week I passed both checkpoints. If I had enough lingots I would have tested out of more. Level 2 phrases I finally found something new, but still screaming bored by the matching quizzes. Do the ever use any of those words for anything beyond those ---- quizzes?

I've stuck with it only because anything is better than catching a word here & there, but never the full picture while my husband & kids converse.

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nel_i

Both agree and disagree. The complaints have been made by others, so: Trying to look on the positive side: the whole repetition of matching pairs is boring but it actually for me recognizing letters and reading them or loud in my mind rather quickly. However; I do make sure the sound is turned off (on my mobile, not in my head :)). Shame, but I don't fancy learning wrong pronunciation.

August 1, 2019
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