Hebrew I, Comprehensive

Hebrew I, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743500418
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Hebrew, a Semitic language, is the official language of Israel. It was once considered a dead language with no native speakers, although it remained in use for liturgical purposes. Hebrew was revived as a spoken language in the mid 19th century and today is spoken by over 5 million in Israel.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hebrew I, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hebrew alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Hebrew, a Semitic language, is the official language of Israel. It was once considered a dead language with no native speakers, although it remained in use for liturgical purposes. Hebrew was revived as a spoken language in the mid 19th century and today is spoken by over 5 million in Israel.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hebrew I, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hebrew alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurHebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • It works (12)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (9)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

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  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
  • Fun (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful Program

I've just finished Phase I and am going to continue with Phase II. I have an mp3 version, and use it mostly while driving or walking my dog, so the time spent on...Read complete review

I've just finished Phase I and am going to continue with Phase II. I have an mp3 version, and use it mostly while driving or walking my dog, so the time spent on it is minimal.

It's a wonderful program that appears to meet all the promises made in the marketin description. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the Hebrew knowledge acquired this way will work in actual situations. Also, I am a bit concerned about ways of expanding the acquired skills post-Pimsleur.

I have a degree (hardly ever used) in teaching foreign languages and knew about the Pimsleur method in theory. Now, having applied it myself, I have proof that it works quite well.

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Good, but

I am in unit 10 phase I. I like the repition of the words learned from the previous unit. What I do not like is the rapid speed in which the male speaker in...Read complete review

I am in unit 10 phase I. I like the repition of the words learned from the previous unit. What I do not like is the rapid speed in which the male speaker in the lesson speaks. I have to backup and listen 4 to 6 times, he keeps speaking so fast I do not understand sometimes I just go on. He could do this in the later courses but not the first. If he would have spoken slowly and distinctly I would have given the course a high rating. You cannot learn a language very well when the person speaking talks like a machine gun, and you cannot discern the words. If the male speaks that fast in the second phase, I may not buy the next phase.

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5.0

Short on time, simply: love it.

By MKsqueezey

from Hoboken NJ

About Me Business person

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I like it, it lyke it alawt.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ani ohevet Ivrit. I love Hebrew!

      By Yaffa

      from Diamond Bar California

      About Me Bible Student, I Now Teach Hebrew, I Teach Beginning Classes, I Use Hebrew In Artwork, Love Hebrew And Israel

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fair Pricing
      • Fun
      • Immediate Satisfaction
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Useful Phrases
      • You Sound Like A Native

      Cons

      • Fulfilling A Life Long Dr
      • Higher Lessons Go Too Qui
      • No writing component
      • Would Love A Workbook

      Best Uses

      • Bible Student
      • Fulfill A Life Long Dream
      • I Now Teach A Beginning C
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel
      • Use It In Bible Study

      Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      My husband spent a fortune on my anniversary gift knowing my desire to learn Hebrew. I faithfully worked on it for about a year and my vocabulary grew but if someone asked me to say something in Hebrew, I couldn't say much. Then my friend loaned me her Pimsleur cd. Wow. After half an hour I could actually say a few sentences and felt like my Hebrew skills were finally growing. I immediately bought the 30 lessons to download. It was an excellent price and I plan on getting the other units once I am proficient with my 30 lessons. I now teach the beginning Hebrew class at my congregation and have had Israelis commend me on my accent:) I totally recommend Pimsleur to everyone who wants to learn a foreign language because after buying several other programs, this is the one that worked for me. You have the confidence of speaking like a native and you learn useful phrases that can be expanded easily with other words learned. My husband bought the Spanish CD and after I learn Hebrew well enough, I will get the Russian units. Pimsleur works.

       
      5.0

      Hands down the best!

      By Chadeus

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Life-long Learner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I learned Spanish by listening to Pimsleur Spanish 1 & 2 and then spending three months in Mexico. This is such an excellent product for preparing one for actual living language situations rather than canned, book-only learning. Can't say enough about this approach. I am using the Hebrew courses in preparation for a trip to Israel. I expect the same success I found with Spanish. Thanks Pimsleur for a truly excellent product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good product

      By Fake name

      from NewEngland

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Just listen every day and you'll be speaking this language.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easier then Rosetta stone

        By Ron

        from beachwood, ohio

        About Me Business person

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          i am learning hebrew for an upcomng trip to Israel. i tried Rosetta stone and found it mundane and boring. the Pimsleur course was all conversational and i was able to pick up many workds and phrases which will help me communicate in Israel. i like the fact that i can listen to all the lessons.

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