Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442330436
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (16 hrs), plus a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Hebrew
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Hebrew will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Hebrew designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
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 near-native 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 Hebrew, 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 Lesson 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 Hebrew pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Hebrew Language
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.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • It works (29)
  • Portable (26)
  • Perfects accent (25)
  • Fun (16)

Cons

  • No writing component (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (20)
  • Travel (20)
  • Family background/heritage (11)
  • Business/work (10)
  • Fun (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (11), Business person (9), Student (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It can be challenging, but it works!

I go through the mp3 downloads on my laptop. I usually don't multitask with other work because I want to learn everything the first time. What I love about this program is that there...Read complete review

I go through the mp3 downloads on my laptop. I usually don't multitask with other work because I want to learn everything the first time. What I love about this program is that there is a good explanation of "this is feminine, and this is masculine" Also, the fact that the Hebrew words are broken down the first time they are said. And I can also sometimes tell a difference in pronunciation between the two speakers, so I know what ways they can correctly be pronounced. I appreciate the fact that the information I am learning are on subjects I want to know when starting to learn Hebrew (like saying "I dont understand Hebrew very well", "I'm American" and so on). The method does work because I am retaining words and phrases easily (and even thinking them throughout the day). However, it is more difficult to draw out the phrases in conversation, especially when the conversation is moving quickly. I feel like I am missing 1/2 of it while my brain is translating the other 1/2.

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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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4.0

Great way to learn

By Bev

from Virginia

About Me Educator, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • No visual phonetic component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3:

I have just begun using the Pimsleur program for Hebrew. I especially appreciate the repeated examples of pronunciation, and also the fact that all words are introduced in the context of conversation. It's clear that the repetition from one lesson to the next, and the continued use of the terms is truly designed to help the learner grow and add daily. I have been doing each lesson more often than once, since I didn't feel ready to move on after just one session. This could be a reflection of my age (older) and the speed at which I learn. I will say that lessons 4 and 5 introduced more terms than I would have liked, but for others it may be fine. In order to help myself, I'm now looking for print material or apps that have the words spelled phonetically in English so I can see them as well as hear them. I think that will help me with recall. So, I'm all in... love the way it introduces vocabulary (have tried other languages with Rosetta & other programs with not very good progress). I am excited to continue; just need to give myself the visual to help remember in lessons where several new words are introduced. I recommend it highly. Oh, and there are occasional little humorous comments that catch me off guard and make me laugh during the lesson. Always good and always appreciated!

Service and delivery comments:

Downloading was fine.. no issues there at all.

 
4.0

Basically excellent

By Nicholas

from UK

About Me Traveler

Pros

  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Too Fast

Best Uses

    Comments about Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3:

    basically very good indeed. I am making good progress, and plan to go through all the levels.
    It's a very enjoyable way to learn, and mostly, it really sticks
    My only reservation is speed - needs to go a little slower

     
    4.0

    I will buy Level 2 once I have mastered Level 1.

    By Kyle

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3:

    I am REALLY enjoying it. I have never enjoy a language as much as Hebrew. (I studied Koine Greek in bible college, a little bit German years ago for personal enrichment, and I have German ancestry, and a little bit of Spanish). It seems, for me, that I have a difficult time understanding the native speakers pronunciation of words at times, and I have had to ask a couple Jewish friends what the word was. So, from time to time, I will either ask one of my friends, or check the Hebrew dictionary I purchased recently. That has helped. To be fair, I was married to a Spanish speaking woman from El Salvador, and I did the same when she was teaching me Spanish. She would say something, and I would say, "How do you spell that word."

     
    4.0

    I intend to continue learning Hebrew using Pimsleur.

    By Tzipporah

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Government employee, Life-long seeker and learner.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3:

    I like how the Pimsleur system works for me. I also like that I can instantly go back and listen to any part of the lesson that I was unclear on. However, as a middle-aged, adult learner with a bit of hearing impairment, I sometimes get frustrated when I perceive the narrators are speaking too fast. The repetition does help very much.

     
    5.0

    This is one of the best language methods I've ever seen/used

    By Roberta

    from Santa Rosa, CA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • You have to know how to use the technology.

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3:

    I have a 15 minute drive to work. I listen to a 1/2 unit on Bluetooth in my car. I listen to the other half on my way home. It is exactly the right amount of language to absorb in 1 day. I didn't think I could learn audially as I am a visual learner (for Spanish, Latin, and German); however this method allows me to learn by hearing. I have tried more intense systems for Hebrew and found there was a limit on what I could learn in a unit time.

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    I use this at work, speaking to people who have little to no English ability. I can communicate easily using complex phrases. My Spanish patients are always happy to see that I am learning new things to communicate every day.
    Dr. Z. from Philadelphia Pennsylvania