And the question is put in a uniquely Israeli way; something between curiosity and accusatory. Of course, they accept the fact that you don’t yet speak Hebrew if you’ve only lived in Israel for a very short time.
But, with the passing of the months, their tolerance level diminishes in direct proportion to your time here.So, how important is it to speak Hebrew?
At the very least, it’s essential that you speak Hebrew at the level of what we call “Street Hebrew”. More >
Latest available figures show that there are around 125 million logins to Skype EACH MONTH – so its a pretty popular way to communicate.
For us, and our many clients who learn Hebrew on Skype with us, there are two major benefits:
- It’s easy and convenient to use
- and using Skype is FREE!
And when we need to use our Teaching Worksheets it’s simple to do this online in a number of different ways, whilst still being connected More >
We know that many people are nervous and are afraid to take the first step. Perhaps it’s because Hebrew sounds strange compared to, say English or other European languages.
It’s true that, when you begin to speak Hebrew, you will have to master one or two sounds that you are not used to.Begin to speak Hebrew without fear
Being a total beginner has it’s advantages when it comes to learning pronunciation, as you begin to speak Hebrew. At least you don’t More >
Or is it a combination of the two, and why does it matter?
Here, at Street Hebrew, we endeavour to adjust our programmes to meet the individual requirements of each client. The motivation and the purpose to speak Hebrew is a critical component of the course.
If, for example, you’re coming to Israel on holiday or on a short business trip, and would like to memorise some basic phrases to make your trip more comfortable, we would use our Short Beginners Programme with specific vocabulary for this purpose.Speak Hebrew on different levels
On the More >
As with all new modern language techniques learning Hebrew is now more fun and more interactive than ever. With numerous online platforms offering people the opportunity to study Hebrew online. These platforms can be much less boring and monotonous than the old fashioned style of learning Hebrew or indeed any other language.
Learning Hebrew and learning to Speak Hebrew – what’s the difference?
Well the main difference is that some people are interested in studying Hebrew wheras others are more interested in learning to speak Hebrew as a practical tool to be used in everyday life More >
In the increasingly popular virtual world of the Internet many people choose to learn Hebrew online via skype or a similar application. Some people prefer learning Hebrew phrases whereas some prefer to learn conversational Hebrew which is a practical tool when moving to Israel or considering aliyah. There are many options available online to help you improve your conversational and technical Hebrew. So check out the best option for you before making a decision.
So can it be fun to learn Hebrew, learn conversational Hebrew and Hebrew phrases?
Of course it More >
The demand for people wanting to learn Hebrew online is increasing and its not only new immigrants who want to learn Hebrew online. There seems to be interest not only for those who have moved or are moving to Israel but also for people who simply have an interest in learning conversational Hebrew and Hebrew phrases. As the demand for learning Hebrew online increases and more and more people want to integrate their learning into their conversational Hebrew, the greater the requirement for Hebrew teachers able to offer online learning in order to help those people 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 >
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 >
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 >