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Learn Hebrew through conversations

Unprecedented in its historical importance, Hebrew is a language with an unusual and fascinating history. One of the world’s oldest languages, Hebrew nearly fell out of common use until a great revival in the 19th century. Today, the language is of great historical, religious, and cultural relevance, and is spoken by 9 million people worldwide. Hebrew is one of two official languages in Israel, and it is spoken by 7 million people throughout the land. Take your Hebrew to Israel and visit the holy city of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, and dance the night away in the fast-moving city of Tel Aviv. Whether you’re learning Hebrew to connect to your religion, strengthen business connections, or for academia, this relevant and learner-friendly language opens up a world of possibility.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Hebrew language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Hebrew culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Hebrew culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Hebrew language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Hebrew

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Unit 1
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Prepositions
  • Recognize Noun / Adjective Gender Agreement
  • Recognize Noun / Adjective Word Order
  • Recognize Possessive Suffixes

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Verbs: Past and Present Tense
  • Learn 2nd Person Singular and Plural Pronouns
  • Use the Conjunction וְ
  • Use the Preposition מִ

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask For People's Names
  • Introduce Yourself and Others
  • Recognize Common Israeli Names
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Some Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Learn the 1st Person Singular Suffix י
  • Recognize Possession Relations Between Nouns
  • Recognize the Definite Direct Object Marker
  • Use the 2nd Person Possessive Singular Masculine Suffix ךָ and Feminine ךְ

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask For Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Basic Future Tense and Pseudo-Imperative Form
  • Learn the Masculine and Feminine Present Tense
  • Practice More Adjectives
  • Use the Masculine and Feminine Plural Form of Nouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count Up To 99
  • Deal with Israeli Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions At Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Generic Numbering Using the Feminine Number Form
  • Learn Some Gendered Prepositions
  • Practice More Gender and Number Agreement with Adjectives
  • Recognize Gender and Number Agreement of Present Tense Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight for the Israeli Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Infinitive Verb Form
  • Learn Imperative and Negative Imperative Verbs
  • Practice More Gender and Number Agreement of Verbs
  • Practice the 1st Person Singular Suffix י
  • Use Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell Whether One Can Use Something
  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Handle Israeli Currency with Ease
  • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Plural Form of the Masculine Noun נֵרוֹת
  • Recognize Numbers in their Masculine Form
  • Use the Suffix ם

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Ask for / Offer Help
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services

Grammar Goals

  • Form Subordinate Clauses With כִּי
  • Learn More Verbs in Future Tense
  • Practice Infinitive Verbs
  • Practice Verbs in Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
  • Communicate One's Ability to Understand Something
  • Request to Repeat and Slow Down

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize Definite and Indefinite Direct Objects
  • Use Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Ask / Tell What Something Is
  • Give / Respond to a Compliment
  • Request / Agree to Speak in Particular Language
  • Tell Someone That You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the 2nd Person Plural Suffixes for Prepositions
  • Learn the Basic 1st Person Inflection of Past Tense
  • Recognize the Forms of "which" אֵיזֶה
  • Use the 2nd Person Plural Pronouns
  • Use the Forms of "was" הָיַה

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