When street Hebrew was founded we focused our attention mainly on the local market of Anglo olim who wanted to improve their conversational Hebrew. We now see that there is tremendous demand for learning Hebrew online and actually its global. Due to the power of the Internet with such applications as skype all you need these days is an Internet connection and a set of headphone. Most new computers are equipped with a built in webcam and built in mic/speakers so people from anywhere in the world can now More >
Here is a hysterical “Broken English/Broken Hebrew” video for those of you who want to learn to speak Hebrew. Sometimes it’s worthwhile taking a break from your usual Hebrew learning routine, which can get tedious and stressful, and have a look at the brighter, comical side of the Hebrew language and culture.
The guy in this videos is a great actor and whilst he highlights the need for Israeli’s to learn to speak English, the idea also highlights the need for Olim to learn to speak Hebrew.
Street Hebrew has some other great videos to share with you that will More >
One of the most difficult aspects of making aliyah is the kids. Moving countries and changing realities isn’t simple and taking your kids into consideration has to be one of your top priorities when considering the move. So is there a right or wrong age to make the move as far as the little ones are concerned? For that matter is there a preferable or ideal age for them? And at what point should they start to learn Hebrew?
The general consensus among educators is that, depending on the maturity More >
Street Hebrew has been utilizing the revolutionary Hebrew learning system offered by the English/Hebrew by subject dictionary for sometime now. Recently the geniuses at Joel Yaron publishing launched their brand new “ehebrew.org” site which is a wonderful resource for everyday, Hebrew phrases by subject. The splitting up of useful subjects into phrases makes learning conversational Hebrew easier and more effective and is a must for all Olim as a priceless, everyday resource for improving their Hebrew.
You can check out Street Hebrew’s latest blog entitled “Hebrew Slang and Common Israeli Expressions” on the new ehebrew.org site by clicking the link http://www.ehebrew.org/articles/hebrew-slang.php
ehebrew.org is a new online Hebrew dictionary, where you More >
Some of our clients ask us whether speaking Hebrew with an “accent” is a big deal. The irony here is that it is almost impossible to encounter anyone in Israel who DOESN’T have an accent of one sort or another when they speak conversational Hebrew. Here in Beit Shemesh we have an eclectic and diverse mix of people from a variety of backgrounds. The original community was made up mainly of Morrocan Olim who formed the core of the community. Since then a large concentration of Russians, Ethiopians and more More >
If you read part 1 of this article posted here back in December of last year you will already have an understanding of the power of using word association to memorize words in order to facilitate learning Hebrew. Indeed there are those who only learn their target language by associating the words they learn with something else. It is not only a useful tool for those who are learning Hebrew, it is also a very powerful way to remember literally anything.Learning Hebrew and Visual Imagery
The whole point of the word association More >
Unless you are planning to write a book in Hebrew or to become a professor of the Hebrew language then you probably do. Conversational Hebrew is what is needed for everyday life in Israel. Whether it’s taking a taxi, buying flowers, a visit to the bank or earning a living conversational Hebrew is your key to everything in Israel.
Whilst there is no substitute for grammatically perfect and eloquently beautiful Hebrew not everyone has the time and wherewithal to achieve this feat. Furthermore even though Ulpan can get you to a high level of Hebrew be it More >
You might think this sounds like a tall order but it is possible to get the gist of a fluent, Hebrew conversation whilst only knowing 70% or less of the actual words in it.
As with any language it’s not always just about the words. There are many other factors that contribute to comprehending and understanding what is being said:Understand Hebrew Context
You can glean a lot from a conversation by keeping it in context. Say for example you are at the pharmacy. You would expect to hear words like “medicine, prescription or More >
Finding a Job in Israel is often a top priority for Anglo olim who are moving to or living in Israel.
At Street Hebrew we receive numerous enquiries from Anglo jobseekers, eager to speak enough “Street Hebrew” to get through the interview and nail the job! So what is the “Israeli employer” looking for in a candidate and is having the “Anglo edge” an advantage or a disadvantage?Interviewing for a job in Israel
Job interviews in Israel tend to be, shall we say, less formal than interviews you may be used to from back More >
People always ask us at Street Hebrew what the best way is for Olim to integrate successfully into Israeli society. After all Western culture and mentality is quite different from the democratic yet Middle Eastern model that exists here in Israel. The ability to conduct everyday, conversational Hebrew is vital if you want you and your family to integrate smoothly into your new home in Israel
Although many Israelis speak fluent English much is lost in translation from English to Hebrew, as with all languages. It is vital for anyone wanting to integrate into Israeli More >