Will Duolingo continue to add-on to the Arabic course?
Personally I don't think 4 checkpoints is enough, especially for a language as complex as Arabic. Will they update it, or is that all we're getting?
They will probably add stuff to it, even now pronunciation is off, the vocabulary is too simple, it wouldn't go past an A2 level, definitely not B1, but if you look at the Russian course for example, you'll see it way behind the Arabic one, at least in the beginning, as it jumps straight into hard vocab, and I'm not sure how we are supposed to read it, being English speakers (at least in my case), while in Arabic they spend I don't know how long (too long maybe) on basics such as letters and the accents... So give them time... Until then I suggest you try Rosetta Stone (the old PC version), way harder, not a B2 either, but somewhere in between, although I would never suggest Rosetta Stone for a beginner or someone with no idea, since it jumps straight into it... not the best way to teach with Arabic. Maybe that's the reason Arabic is so limited on this platform, it takes long to learn properly, we have to take it step by step, and since most courses have their contributors, I'm guessing resources are limited for Arabic. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
it felt really weird learning greetings at the end of the course. I think overall they did a good job of teaching the letters and sounds. Although, it would be helpful to know the names of letters and the order of the alphabet as well. I think it would also be better to distinguish a bit more between learning sounds and actual words. They kinda mix the two in the first half of the course. I also miss the visual cues that you get in other courses.