Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30

Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442330436
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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 Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 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 of Phase 1, 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 (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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 Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 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 of Phase 1, 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.

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PimsleurHebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • It works (10)
  • Portable (9)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Fun (3)
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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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    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

      Verified Buyer

      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.

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Red

        from Lakewood

        About Me Christian

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Self-improvement

          Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I was very satisfied with Spanish I & II. I can now speak Spanish as well as I want to. Now I'm working on Hebrew I. I work on it while walking to and from the bus. I'm off to a good start. Once I learn to speak it, I hope to learn to read the Hebrew Bible (Masoretic text).

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good, but

          By Chappy

          from Norman, Okla.

          About Me Retired - Bible Study, Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Lady Spoke Very Well
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Male Person Talks To Fast
          • Male Spoke To Fast
          • So Fast It Was Unclear

          Best Uses

          • Self-improvement

          Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          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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