What kind of words/sentences would you like the see in a new expanded Arabic course?
Hi there! I was just wondering what new words and sentences would you like to see in an expanded Arabic course? I hope it's ok to post this here, as I want to find out what you all would like to see in a new course? I think the course so far is great, but would love to hear some news about if there has been any development in an expanded course, or if the contributors are focussing on adding tips and notes, clearing out reports, and adding alternative translations? Thanks, and I look forward to hearing what you all think :-)
I would have loved the course to resemble some of the other great courses on the platform (I know the German, Russian, Spanish and Hebrew ones), and introduce actual grammatical structure.
This course is more of an expanded phrase book
I would like to see a more systematic approach to sentence construction and the main elements of grammar.
I would like to see the tips and notes finished first.
The course audio is a problem that Native Speakers have been critical of. I don't know if there is a better TTS engine or what the solution would be.
Course content is fine for me, at this point.
I have been spending most of my time studying notes and probably could spend another year on the DuoLingo Arabic course as is and be just fine with it.
There are a lot of problems with DuoLingo in general and it would be smart to address them before many more people quit.
being able to see the text would be a good first step. once you answer a question the program grays out the answer which is very frustrating.
high contrast extensions are overridden by duo without fail in mid session, it sucks
the whole duolingo monster has ugliness throughout. all the potential is there but the gloopy bells and whistles are just about too much to put up with anymore
anyway, have fun. the inefficiency has to be obvious to anyone who plays here for more than a month
There are so many different words in Arabic that vaguely mean one word in English. You could literally devote an entire skill to one word in English and learn its variants in Arabic. It's hard to choose.
1) Animal Vocabulary (Cat, Dog, Cow, Sheep, Donkey, Horse, Camel, Giraffe, etc.)
2) Basic Verbs (To Be, To Walk, To Run, To Eat, To Drink, To Sleep, To Wake Up, etc.)
3) City Vocabulary (Downtown, Grocery Store, Cafe, Club, Bar, Zoo, Park, Restaurant, etc.)
4) Transportation Vocabulary (Bus, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Car, Truck, etc.)
5) Colors (Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Yellow, Black, Grey, White, Brown, etc.)
6) Shapes (Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle, Trapezoid, etc.)
7) Education Vocabulary (Science, History, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Algebra, Botany, etc.)
8) Emotions Vocabulary (Happy, Proud, Content, Sad, Depressed, Relaxed, Indifferent, Worried, Annoyed, Angry, Lonely, Sensitive, Amazed, etc.)
9) Personality Traits Vocabulary (Smart, Unique, Optimistic, Pessimistic, Funny, Grumpy, Wise, Ignorant, Curious, Brave, Hardworking, etc.)
10) Human Body Vocabulary (Hair, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Chin, Skin, Brain, Heart, Lungs, Stomach, Intestines, Arms, Legs, Hands, Feet, Back, Bone, etc.)
11) Arts Vocabulary (Pottery, Ceramics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Painting, Weaving, etc.)
12) Medicine Vocabulary (Doctor, Dentist, Surgeon, Nurse, Pharmacy, Clinic, etc.)
13) Medical Conditions Vocabulary (Cold, Sore Throat, Headache, Bruise, Wound, Fever, Indigestion, Heartburn, Nausea, Sunburn, etc.)
14) Nature Vocabulary (Jungle, Desert, Plain, Swamp, Beach, Coast, Coral, Reef, Waterfall, Cave, Mountain, Oasis, Garden, etc.)
15) Seasons Vocabulary (Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter)
16) Natural Disasters Vocabulary (Earthquake, Hurricane, Flood, Sandstorm, Thunderstorm, etc.)
17) Religion Vocabulary (Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Druze, Hinduism, Buddhism, Baha'i Faith, Sikhism, Sufism, Zoroastrianism, Sunni, Shia, etc.)
18) Sports Vocabulary (Soccer, American Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, Skiing, Gymnastics, Swimming, Wrestling, etc.)
19) Technology Vocabulary (Computer, Laptop, Keyboard, Printer, Microphone, Hardware, Software, Network, Website, Firewall, Cell Phone, Text Message, etc.)
20) Time (Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Holidays, etc.)
21) Work Vocabulary (Job, Profession, Employment, Unemployment, Income, Salary, Boss, Coworker, Occupation, Resume/CV, Interview, Promotion, etc.)
22) Money Vocabulary (Currency, Account, Checking Account, Savings Account, Debt, Credit Card, Debit Card, Budget, Spending, Earnings, Deposit, Withdrawal, etc.)
That is a very thorough list of words to add. I wonder if those words are in the paid version.
The paid version just gets rid of the ads, it does NOTHING more, don't bother.
Hey, you forgot to mention the grammar. Grammar should be the top priority prior to the topics.
I think if there is no better TTS engine which works more correctly then it would be nice to add lessons without teaching the alphabet. And any topic which we can use in daily life is helpfull and welcomed. One possibility could be to look at a list of words for the level A1 and A2. Then you will find more words than you can add to this course. And it would be nice to get the grammar straight before providing those new lessons.
And I want to use this occasion for saying thank you for providing this course.