What are the best resources for learning Hebrew?

  • #1
    PC
    Written on February 21, 2017
    Pearl Chang
    "I have always been fascinated with learning other dialects, and normally I use some expensive software to get the training I need. But when my interest came to learning Hebrew, I saw this video series listed in my Google search results and decided to give it a try. It might not look like much at first, but this has been one of the best tools for learning a new language I have ever used, and this is after using all of the big name programs that already cost a fortune and then make you buy the individual language packs. It hasn't been a very long time since I started this series but I can already handle simple dialogue in Hebrew and have been very impressed with this series' constant updates and presentation."
  • #2
    GC
    Written on March 10, 2017
    Geraldine Carroll
    "This book has been used mainly at Ulpan for graduated students. Although, it is considered a beginner level, you should take in consideration that it is very intense and it is not at all like other Hebrew methods I dealt with. (For example, for the alphabet and reading exercises take only 2 or 3 pages, then the author jumps into the language right away) This method is based mostly on exercises following the grammar rule. There are some texts but a lot of exercises. I you want more texts, you will need to need to 2 other volumes. At the end of each unit, you get a complete summary of the vocabulary and grammar and also at the end of the book there is a dictionary. (which you won't find in the 2 other volumes)"
  • #3
    CH
    Written on February 20, 2017
    Cheryl Howard
    "When I clicked on this link, I thought I would be able to start learning some Hebrew. Instead, it presents a free app to learn Hebrew. I liked that there were so many reviews (over 6000) and that more than 4000 of those reviews gave it 5 stars. One thing I noticed about the app was that there was the ability to record yourself say a Hebrew word or phrase and know if it properly matched the correct pronunciation. That was definitely appealing to me."
  • #4
    PF
    Written on April 7, 2017
    Penny Figueres
    "I like the fact that I can practice learning and speaking the Hebrew language, in small increments of time, when time becomes available to me during the course of my day. It is very helpful that the app is available on my mobile phone, since I do not have to be tied to my desktop computer to use it. Being able to listen to recorded voices, and making my own voice recordings in the language is a good way to help my learning."
  • #5
    BG
    Written on March 19, 2017
    Benny Garza
    "This app seems almost too good to be true. It's free, and promises a lot. I like the name very much. I think I will probably download it, as I do want to learn Hebrew and Portuguese."
  • #6
    DC
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Donna Caldwell
    "I found this book while looking for a self-study option. It is very well tailored for my needs and I already feel like I'm getting a lot from the textbook. I haven't tested my Hebrew skills with anyone that actually speaks Hebrew yet, but I'm starting to feel more confident. I recommend giving this book a try if you're looking to study Hebrew."
  • #7
    EB
    Written on January 24, 2017
    Ellen Baldwin
    "Sure you can buy any old book that promises to teach you Hebrew once you are done, but I wanted something that I knew took care and effort to create. When I found the book titled Hebrew and Israel First Steps I knew I stumbled on something great. It's important to learn the language and the culture and I think that learning both at the same time helps you to be immersed in it and see why the language changes and the reasons for it. With each chapter you are taken to a new part of Israel and you are taught a few things about that part of Israel. Additionally, if you struggle with grammar and sounding out things like I do you will love the fact that this book is chalk full of exercises to help you out with whatever you are struggling with in every chapter."
  • #8
    JR
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Jackie Riley
    "Learning Hebrew is extremely challenging. Hebrew podcasts offer a great way to supplement Hebrew lessons. Listening to the conversation helps to practice, but the supplemental materials are really the best part. Full transcripts, video lessons and quizzes, all tools that would be at a teacher's fingertips, are now tools available to help supplement regular lessons or for those who wish to self-teach."
  • #9
    TS
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Tanja Spicer
    "A lot of people don't like to be taught something because they don't want to seem foolish, or be embarrassed. Learning to teach yourself though is a great way to get away from the ladder. If you can teach yourself a language you should set yourself to learn virtually anything."
  • #10
    Hebreo4u
    Courses

    $20 - Price will depend on duration and whether it's a private or group class

    NT
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Naveen Tikaram
    "With just a baseline of how to read Hebrew, this resource will take you beyond the scope of just being able to decipher basic lines. This was a great tool to help develop your knowledge of the language and to be able to give you the ability to write it as well."
  • #11
    LB
    Written on February 18, 2017
    Linda Barnett
    "The lessons are enjoyable and well-designed for building skill in speaking and understanding conversational Hebrew. Being able to simultaneously see the words and hear them pronounced by native speakers is really helpful."

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Summary

Best resources for learning Hebrew
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Hebrew lessons with Maha Courses 112 Free
2 To Succeed in Hebrew - a- Beginner's Level with English Translations E-books 97 Paid
3 FREE Hebrew by Nemo Apps 86 Free
4 Learn Hebrew. Speak Hebrew Apps 79 Free
5 Duolingo Apps 68 Free
6 Ulpan Ivrit E-books 62 Paid
7 Hebrew and Israel First Steps E-books 51 Paid
8 Hebrew Podcasts Courses 49 Free
9 Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew E-books 40 Paid
10 Hebreo4u Courses 26 Paid