Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442330436
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurHebrew I, Comprehensive
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • It works (21)
  • Portable (19)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Travel (15)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Fun (8)
  • Business/work (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (8), Traveler (7), 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

Enjoying It.

By Linda

from Omak WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hebrew I, Comprehensive:

      I am enjoying this very much. At the beginning of each new lesson, I am a bit intimidated but going forward, the cd makes it easy to pick up on the new words.

      I plan to purchase the next part of the series when I am finished with this.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Learn while driving

      By James the traveler

      from Tidewater Virginia

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Used it to prepare for a trip to Israel and previously the Turkish version for a trip to Turkey.. As it is an audio program that stands alone without printed, written or video it is perfect for learning while driving. Typically driving is unused free time which can readily be put to use learning a language with the Pimsleur audio method. I have tried other programs which require audio and video methods and just cannot find the time to make much progress with them.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Rock start till lesson 16

        By LanguageLover

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Time commitment
        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I too like one of the other reviewers was feeling pretty awesome until I got to 16. I had to listen to it like 4 times. Lesson 17 isn't easing up either. I sure hope the rest of the lessons aren't like these otherwise it's going to take a lot longer than I thought. There are too many new words that come up. Lots of new expressions and ways to use them which we never practiced that they expect you to whip up. You hear them once then move on. It's tough and not easy. I figure I'm half way there to quit now but dang these last lessons are killing me.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fun and Simple to use!

        By Kathi

        from Fountain Valley, CA

        About Me Stay At Home Wifemom

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component
        • Some Parts Are Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        When I am home I use the product on my computer.

        When I am away I don't need to miss my daily lesson because it is on my phone!! LOVE THIS!

        There are times in the lesson that it is difficult to catch what they are saying, they go too fast and don't immediately repeat. Especially when words are run together.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It can be challenging, but it works!

        By Marina

        from Hartford, SD

        About Me Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        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.

        Service and delivery comments:

        To improve this product, some more listening tasks should be put in. Hearing one phrase is easy to understand, but that same phrase is hard to pull out from a conversation. Maybe speak the conversation slowly in the beginning, then repeat it again at normal speed the second time (so you would have translated it the first time, and then hear how it sounds in everyday conversation the second time). Anymore listening exercises would be beneficial, I have even considered just finding some conversations on the internet to listen to so I can get comfortable with it.

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