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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 >
It is possible to learn Hebrew online in a variety of different ways from self-study to private tutors. But is it really practical? Most people are used to learning in a more conventional way, like in a classroom setting. But with great applications such as Skype it is now possible to learn Hebrew online from the comfort of your own home. In fact as long as you have an Internet connection you could learn Hebrew from just about anywhere in the world.So what is the most practical way for 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 >
People sometimes feel overwhelmed by the all the rules and exceptions that exist in the Hebrew language. But have you ever considered how truly absurd the English language is with all of its quirks and irregularities? Below are some comical examples of the unexplainable usage of words and phrases in English. You see, it isn’t so hard to learn Hebrew grammar after all…..
When you learn Hebrew synonyms are rare, but what about in English?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce .
3) The dump was so full that it 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 >
In order to learn a language effectively it is important to identify what kind of “learner” you are. Other than the actual tools necessary to learn something like language it is vital to know which category you fit into as it defines the most effective way for you to take on information and retain it.
There are 3 general categories that apply here: Auditory Learners, Visual Learners and Kinesthetic Learners. Here is a summary of these:Way to Learn #1 – Auditory Learners
Auditory learners tend to learn the most by hearing the material they need 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 >
Street Hebrew tips are bite size golden nuggets of useful information for new immigrants to Israel. The tips include important, every day topics such as: Converting your driving license, Travelling abroad, buying a new car, Bank charges, Difference in clothes/shoe sizes and many more.
The tips are posted on the side bar here on the site called: “STREET HEBREW TIP OF THE WEEK”
All the helpful tips include at least 5 “useful words” associated with that tip and important phone numbers, addresses and websites where applicable.
“Street Hebrew Tips” are free of charge and are a gift from us to you. We hope you enjoy More >
At Street Hebrew we often come across people who tell us that they want to learn Hebrew because the mere thought of (another) Electric bill in the mail or a telephone call with an Israeli service representative makes them avoid their mail box and telephone at all costs! Not just because of the bottom line “amount owed” to the electricity, water or gas company but mainly because it’s in Hebrew and that can be tricky for Olim trying to find their feet in their new home. Here is some information if you More >
Let me begin by stating that if you want to learn Hebrew, have loads of time on your hands, are that way inclined and are able to learn every tiny grammatical rule of the language, then good for you! This is in many ways ideal.
For the rest of us who only dream of having that much time/memory space on our hands it’s plain and simply not realistic. So the question is, do you need to learn all the grammatical stuff in order to be able to speak Hebrew in every day situations? I’m gonna say NO!
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