What are the best resources for learning Hebrew?

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  • #1
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    • PC
    • FL

    Jack Bonetta - April 1, 2017

    "There are a lot of the languages that are hard to learn when you first start out and Hebrew is definitely one of them. When I started out I wanted to find a service that would allow me to work at my own pace and have a little bit of a hands on approach and a more real life feel..." Read more

    Comments about "Hebrew lessons with Maha" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • JB

      Jack Bonetta - April 1, 2017

      "There are a lot of the languages that are hard to learn when you first start out and Hebrew is definitely one of them. When I started out I wanted to find a service that would allow me to work at my own pace and have a little bit of a hands on approach and a more real life feel to it. Hebrew Lessons with Maha is just that as it goes beyond Rosetta Stone and allows you to work at your own pace while you have the feeling that you are being taught in a real classroom of your own. "

    • PC

      Pearl Chang - February 21, 2017

      "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."

    • FL

      Frances Lee - February 8, 2017

      "I have very little experience with Hebrew, but I do have some experience learning languages. Maha's system is broken down into easy-to-understand categories, and she teaches, not only by speaking, but by visually showing the words in their Hebrew form and the English equivalent. Maha makes Hebrew easier to understand, even from my beginner's perspective."

    • MC

      Marshall Caldwell - January 28, 2017

      "Because I am planning a trip to Israel next month, I was trying to find a way to learn Hebrew so I could appreciate the culture more there. Fortunately, I found Hebrew Lessons with Maha, which made my learning of the language not only quick and easy, but also enjoyable! Her videos make you easily commit grammar and vocabulary to memory and the entire process is fun too!"

    JB

    Jack Bonetta - April 1, 2017

    "There are a lot of the languages that are hard to learn when you first start out and Hebrew is definitely one of them. When I started out I wanted to find a service that would allow me to work at my own pace and have a little bit of a hands on approach and a more real life feel to it. Hebrew Lessons with Maha is just that as it goes beyond Rosetta Stone and allows you to work at your own pace while you have the feeling that you are being taught in a real classroom of your own. "

    PC

    Pearl Chang - February 21, 2017

    "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."

    FL

    Frances Lee - February 8, 2017

    "I have very little experience with Hebrew, but I do have some experience learning languages. Maha's system is broken down into easy-to-understand categories, and she teaches, not only by speaking, but by visually showing the words in their Hebrew form and the English equivalent. Maha makes Hebrew easier to understand, even from my beginner's perspective."

    MC

    Marshall Caldwell - January 28, 2017

    "Because I am planning a trip to Israel next month, I was trying to find a way to learn Hebrew so I could appreciate the culture more there. Fortunately, I found Hebrew Lessons with Maha, which made my learning of the language not only quick and easy, but also enjoyable! Her videos make you easily commit grammar and vocabulary to memory and the entire process is fun too!"

  • #2
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    • AM
    • AH

    Geraldine Carroll - March 10, 2017

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "To Succeed in Hebrew - a- Beginner's..." as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • GC

      Geraldine Carroll - March 10, 2017

      "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)"

    • AM

      Abby May - February 26, 2017

      "A great start if you're a beginner in learning Hebrew. Apparently fairly comprehensive."

    • AH

      Ann Harmon - January 21, 2017

      "An excellent resource to learn and understand hebrew that I will come back to again."

    GC

    Geraldine Carroll - March 10, 2017

    "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)"

    AM

    Abby May - February 26, 2017

    "A great start if you're a beginner in learning Hebrew. Apparently fairly comprehensive."

    AH

    Ann Harmon - January 21, 2017

    "An excellent resource to learn and understand hebrew that I will come back to again."

  • #3
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    • JR
    • JL

    Cheryl Howard - February 20, 2017

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "FREE Hebrew by Nemo" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • CH

      Cheryl Howard - February 20, 2017

      "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."

    • JR

      Julie Rowe - January 25, 2017

      "When I compare FREE Hebrew to other language learning apps I think it holds up really well. I like the approach that they use and it seems to stick with me even if I don't practice for a few days. The app is stable and hasn't crashed on my middle-of-the-road phone."

    • JL

      Jessica Lane - March 5, 2017

      "Nemo's Free Hebrew app is the best way to learn Hebrew, for free! I had a lot of fun listening to actual native speakers teaching me the language, and it requires no commitment other than a few minutes of your time, on your own time."

    CH

    Cheryl Howard - February 20, 2017

    "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."

    JR

    Julie Rowe - January 25, 2017

    "When I compare FREE Hebrew to other language learning apps I think it holds up really well. I like the approach that they use and it seems to stick with me even if I don't practice for a few days. The app is stable and hasn't crashed on my middle-of-the-road phone."

    JL

    Jessica Lane - March 5, 2017

    "Nemo's Free Hebrew app is the best way to learn Hebrew, for free! I had a lot of fun listening to actual native speakers teaching me the language, and it requires no commitment other than a few minutes of your time, on your own time."

  • #4
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    • LS
    • JL

    Penny Figueres - April 7, 2017

    "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..." Read more

    Comments about "Learn Hebrew. Speak Hebrew" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • PF

      Penny Figueres - April 7, 2017

      "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."

    • LS

      Larry Shaw - March 17, 2017

      "This is not a real good choice to learn Hebrew. This is a radio app to listen to music in Hebrew. I would not use it if I wanted to learn Hebrew. I would listen to it if I wanted to hear music sang in Hebrew."

    • JL

      Joanna Lewis - February 5, 2017

      "I think one of the best ways to learn a language is immersion. I tried to listen to radio Israel, along with the other resources I used. It is to learn a few new words and also try to remember and understand what I learnt elsewhere. Fun way to learn a language."

    PF

    Penny Figueres - April 7, 2017

    "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."

    LS

    Larry Shaw - March 17, 2017

    "This is not a real good choice to learn Hebrew. This is a radio app to listen to music in Hebrew. I would not use it if I wanted to learn Hebrew. I would listen to it if I wanted to hear music sang in Hebrew."

    JL

    Joanna Lewis - February 5, 2017

    "I think one of the best ways to learn a language is immersion. I tried to listen to radio Israel, along with the other resources I used. It is to learn a few new words and also try to remember and understand what I learnt elsewhere. Fun way to learn a language."

  • #5
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    • LO
    • RF

    Benny Garza - March 19, 2017

    "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." Read more

    Comments about "Duolingo" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • BG

      Benny Garza - March 19, 2017

      "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."

    • LO

      Lillian O'brien - January 26, 2017

      "Duolingo is actually one of the best apps out there for learning any language. I highly recommend it."

    • RF

      Ralph Foster - January 25, 2017

      "Duolingo is trademark in the language learning game. Their application is fun and works marvelously. Best of all, their lessons are 100% free. "

    BG

    Benny Garza - March 19, 2017

    "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."

    LO

    Lillian O'brien - January 26, 2017

    "Duolingo is actually one of the best apps out there for learning any language. I highly recommend it."

    RF

    Ralph Foster - January 25, 2017

    "Duolingo is trademark in the language learning game. Their application is fun and works marvelously. Best of all, their lessons are 100% free. "

  • #6
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    • TS
    • DC

    Norman Sullivan - February 15, 2017

    "This seems like a good starting point for people who are learning Hebrew. It also appears to have an audio book version of this but I'm not sure how it would work." Read more

    Comments about "Ulpan Ivrit" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • NS

      Norman Sullivan - February 15, 2017

      "This seems like a good starting point for people who are learning Hebrew. It also appears to have an audio book version of this but I'm not sure how it would work."

    • TS

      Ted Simmons - January 25, 2017

      "My son needed a resource to help him with learning Hebrew. We got the book and he immediately was able to understand it better. He had been struggling with his class but this gave him the understanding and time he needed since it is self paced. Would recommend to all."

    • DC

      Donna Caldwell - January 14, 2017

      "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."

    NS

    Norman Sullivan - February 15, 2017

    "This seems like a good starting point for people who are learning Hebrew. It also appears to have an audio book version of this but I'm not sure how it would work."

    TS

    Ted Simmons - January 25, 2017

    "My son needed a resource to help him with learning Hebrew. We got the book and he immediately was able to understand it better. He had been struggling with his class but this gave him the understanding and time he needed since it is self paced. Would recommend to all."

    DC

    Donna Caldwell - January 14, 2017

    "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
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    • EB
    • TM

    Randy Nguyen - March 12, 2017

    "Based on years experience in dictionary publishing and teaching is good at all the first steps of the calculations are proceed to be in good ." Read more

    Comments about "Hebrew and Israel First Steps" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

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      Randy Nguyen - March 12, 2017

      "Based on years experience in dictionary publishing and teaching is good at all the first steps of the calculations are proceed to be in good ."

    • EB

      Ellen Baldwin - January 24, 2017

      "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. "

    • TM

      Tammy Mckinney - January 2, 2017

      "Hebrew can be very difficult to learn because of the unfamiliarity with the alphabet for Americans. This book is a good intro to Hebrew and takes things slow to keep it less frustrating. "

    RN

    Randy Nguyen - March 12, 2017

    "Based on years experience in dictionary publishing and teaching is good at all the first steps of the calculations are proceed to be in good ."

    EB

    Ellen Baldwin - January 24, 2017

    "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. "

    TM

    Tammy Mckinney - January 2, 2017

    "Hebrew can be very difficult to learn because of the unfamiliarity with the alphabet for Americans. This book is a good intro to Hebrew and takes things slow to keep it less frustrating. "

  • #8
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    Yvonne Edwards - March 2, 2017

    "I appreciated the opportunity to study Hebrew outside of the conventional dry, textbook-driven coursework. The flash card system helped me memorize vocabulary quickly, and the lesson guides gave me a quick summary of topics to catch up on. I felt comfortable learning the..." Read more

    Comments about "Hebrew Podcasts" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • YE

      Yvonne Edwards - March 2, 2017

      "I appreciated the opportunity to study Hebrew outside of the conventional dry, textbook-driven coursework. The flash card system helped me memorize vocabulary quickly, and the lesson guides gave me a quick summary of topics to catch up on. I felt comfortable learning the fundamentals of Hebrew through this program."

    • LC

      Leonard Cannon - January 8, 2017

      "I was motivated to take on something new for 2017 and tried to learn Hebrew. These podcasts helped me a great deal to get a basic understanding of the language. It's perfect for someone like me whose first language is English. "

    • JR

      Jackie Riley - January 2, 2017

      "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."

    YE

    Yvonne Edwards - March 2, 2017

    "I appreciated the opportunity to study Hebrew outside of the conventional dry, textbook-driven coursework. The flash card system helped me memorize vocabulary quickly, and the lesson guides gave me a quick summary of topics to catch up on. I felt comfortable learning the fundamentals of Hebrew through this program."

    LC

    Leonard Cannon - January 8, 2017

    "I was motivated to take on something new for 2017 and tried to learn Hebrew. These podcasts helped me a great deal to get a basic understanding of the language. It's perfect for someone like me whose first language is English. "

    JR

    Jackie Riley - January 2, 2017

    "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
    Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew
    E-books

    $11.33 - Price for the book and 2 CDs

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    Ron Simmons - February 25, 2017

    "I never thought I would learn a new language with such ease. Having the CD's to listen to is great. I can actually hear the words out loud, so that way I know I am saying them correctly. " Read more

    Comments about "Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • RS

      Ron Simmons - February 25, 2017

      "I never thought I would learn a new language with such ease. Having the CD's to listen to is great. I can actually hear the words out loud, so that way I know I am saying them correctly. "

    • RA

      Ryan Austin - February 2, 2017

      "This resource was great when I was trying to learn Hebrew. Hebrew is a complicated language, and not to mention hard to read! So hearing it on an audio disk really made the task of learning this language much more pleasurable."

    • TS

      Tanja Spicer - January 20, 2017

      "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."

    RS

    Ron Simmons - February 25, 2017

    "I never thought I would learn a new language with such ease. Having the CD's to listen to is great. I can actually hear the words out loud, so that way I know I am saying them correctly. "

    RA

    Ryan Austin - February 2, 2017

    "This resource was great when I was trying to learn Hebrew. Hebrew is a complicated language, and not to mention hard to read! So hearing it on an audio disk really made the task of learning this language much more pleasurable."

    TS

    Tanja Spicer - January 20, 2017

    "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

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    • RM

    Nicholas Hughes - March 28, 2017

    "Hebrew for Mexican's" Read more

    Comments about "Hebreo4u" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • NH

      Nicholas Hughes - March 28, 2017

      "Hebrew for Mexican's"

    • NT

      Naveen Tikaram - March 2, 2017

      "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."

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      Rosemary Miles - February 13, 2017

      "After thinking I was too old to pick up a new language Hebreo4u proved me wrong by helping me learn Hebrew after 40. The online content was easy to follow. I saw an improvement in weeks. I would recommenced to anyone looking to learn Hebrew. "

    NH

    Nicholas Hughes - March 28, 2017

    "Hebrew for Mexican's"

    NT

    Naveen Tikaram - March 2, 2017

    "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."

    RM

    Rosemary Miles - February 13, 2017

    "After thinking I was too old to pick up a new language Hebreo4u proved me wrong by helping me learn Hebrew after 40. The online content was easy to follow. I saw an improvement in weeks. I would recommenced to anyone looking to learn Hebrew. "

  • #11
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    • DR

    Amy Hathai - March 27, 2017

    "This app is awesome for learning a new language and culture. I especially liked the part for prayer." Read more

    Comments about "Learn Hebrew Pod" as one of the best Resources for learning hebrew

    • AH

      Amy Hathai - March 27, 2017

      "This app is awesome for learning a new language and culture. I especially liked the part for prayer."

    • LB

      Linda Barnett - February 18, 2017

      "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. "

    • DR

      David Rivera - January 17, 2017

      "Hebrew Pod helped me a lot on during my trip to Israel."

    AH

    Amy Hathai - March 27, 2017

    "This app is awesome for learning a new language and culture. I especially liked the part for prayer."

    LB

    Linda Barnett - February 18, 2017

    "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. "

    DR

    David Rivera - January 17, 2017

    "Hebrew Pod helped me a lot on during my trip to Israel."

Summary

Best resources for learning Hebrew
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Hebrew lessons with Maha Education 112 Free
2 To Succeed in Hebrew - a- Beginner's Level with English Translations Ebooks 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 Ebooks 62 Paid
7 Hebrew and Israel First Steps Ebooks 51 Paid
8 Hebrew Podcasts Education 49 Free
9 Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew Ebooks 40 Paid
10 Hebreo4u Education 26 Paid