Today we did some revision – I now seem to have a reasonable handle on the consonants, and the Hebrew alphabetical order.
Sadly, that was only 15 minutes out of the three hours, and so the rest was spent on new work: learning the Hebrew vowels.
Because the original Hebrew scriptures had no vowel markings, the consonants were held to be particularly sacred, and so a method of writing vowels was developed that left the consonants intact.
This is particularly unfortunate for people learning the vowels, as there are a lot of dots, in various configurations, with Hebrew names like Qamets (looks like a capital T below the consonant).
Hoping to post more details on the vowels when I understand them better.