Learn Hebrew with The Pimsleur Method

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It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Hebrew, a Semitic language, is the official language of Israel. It was once considered a dead language, but was revived as a spoken language in the mid-19th century. Today Hebrew is spoken by over 5 million people in Israel. Learn Hebrew today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • It works (15)
  • Portable (14)
  • Perfects accent (11)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)

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  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
  • Fun (6)
  • Business/work (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

A good program for a busy life.

By Busy Betty

from Colorado

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Because I am someone who can engage the language center of my brain at the same time as the motor function, I am able to do this program while in the car, walking around campus, doing dishes, etc. This makes it so much easier to learn a language as I don't have to set time aside every day to do only that. I recommend this product to all my friends who can do the same or don't mind sitting for half an hour to participate in a lesson.

     
    4.0

    Good start to conversational Hebrew

    By Susan

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Business person, Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have found this approach to be very productive and am gaining a rudimentary level of conversation Hebrew faster than I have with other programs. I had doubts on the audio only approach, but the recommended 30 minutes a day is ideal and I find myself thinking things in Hebrew frequently. I love the iPhone app as I can do my 30 minutes during my daily walks or while I'm waiting on something while out.

     
    4.0

    excellent product for learning Hebrew

    By JT

    from Kansas City, KS

    About Me Business person

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Very useful in learning to speak Hebrew. Two important things are provided:
    1) Hearing the words as spoken by a native speaker.
    2) Hearing the words in the context of a sentence.

    This course focuses on hearing and speaking skills but it is lacking in reading and writing skills. If you are only interested in understanding and speaking but not in reading/writing then this course excellent.

     
    5.0

    Short on time, simply: love it.

    By MKsqueezey

    from Hoboken NJ

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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.

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