https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothy.Bettis

Arabic phonetics needs to solely be in TinyCards, while regular Arabic lessons remain in Duolingo.

Arabic phonetics needs to solely be in TinyCards, while regular Arabic lessons remain in Duolingo.

September 3, 2019

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

Not everyone uses TinyCards. So, splitting the course into two parts where some wouldn't go or even think of going Isn't such a good idea.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothy.Bettis

I get that people aren't interested in cutting the phonetics piece out of the primary Arabic lessons, however I hope the developers create a way to remove the phonetics from reviews or other general practice areas once students reach a certain level (also assuming that they continue to add content to the current course). The option could even be transparent to the student (i.e. if a student completes X amount of lessons, then the phonetics piece is removed from automatic reviews).

As someone whose been studying Arabic since 2007, the value of the phonetics lessons only apply to new students who've never learned Arabic before (great for new learners!). If you're a serious learner or intend to use Duolingo as a tool to become relatively fluent in Arabic, constant review of Arabic letters becomes burdensome when I would rather be learning more advanced vocabulary or grammatical rules. Some of the phonetic lessons even show students pairs of letters that also have meanings (i.e. bayt / بيت/ house) but refrain from explaining that to the student.

September 12, 2019

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

I never use Tinycards anymore.

I like the Arabic course on here just fine. I’m getting much better at typing and spelling and have a full grasp on diacritics from the intense repetition.

If it were too easy for me I’d test out of topics. So far it has not been the case

September 3, 2019
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