a- - to write the Hebrew letters
b- - to read the words in print and in handwriting
c- - to copy words from print to handwriting
During years we have searched for ways and techniques to grant adults a method of learning the Hebrew language in short term.
Students all over the world study in Universities in countries others than their own, and they are forced, mostly, to learn a new language in a short term.
Reading and Writing a foreign language make for indispensable challenges. For this reason we examined different "short cuts’ that are used in many other places.
We put into practice a model that we prepared during 5 years with more than 400 persons aged between 25 to 60 years old.
The results are impressive: if we dedicate 4 hours daily, it is possible to learn in a term of 10 days:
To write in Hebrew
To read handwriting
To copy from print to handwriting.
To read words both in print and in handwriting.
Hebrew is not yet known, but this is already a decisive beginning!
In the frame of the course "Hebrew in the 21st century", the skills of reading and writing will be learned in a very effective form.
Here we propose an alternative way that is delivered to you to strengthen and to accelerate your learning.
The surprising thing: its simplicity. And now, look at your watches and start counting the days up till the end of this experiment.
On the next screen you will find all the letters of the Hebrew ABC in print, in handwriting, the names of the letters and the "final letters”, which are those letters that are written differently when they are at the end of a word.
All the Hebrew letters
b - to learn how to write in Hebrew we recommend to that you have at hand squared pages (preferably of size A4).
c. - Hebrew is written from the right side to the left side. Use the arrows to learn the direction of the writing.
d. - At the beginning of the page copy only one letter. Start filling the whole page writing one letter next to other one.
Exercise: rapid recognition
e. - At the same time you write the letter, pronounce it out loud, for example: alef, alef, alef
f. - Finish the page (approximately 500 letters) and you will have acquired the knowledge of a letter and its sound.
g. - Continue thus with every letter. Once you have finished a page, control if the previous letter remained recorded in your memory. This way through all 31 letters (this includes the "final letters” - mem, nun, kaf, tzadi and pei)
At your disposal there is a diagram with the letters in print, the objective of this exercise is the rapid recognition of the letters.
a. - On the next screen you will find words in Hebrew that sound the same in all languages since they are international. The difficulty of reading Hebrew appears because of the fact that Hebrew is written without vowels. The only solution is to keep on exercising, therefore…
Try to discover (truly, to discover) what is written. You will be astonished when you discover that, for example, you can already read the word Coca-Cola in Hebrew!!
You do not know Hebrew yet, but you have already taken a big step!!
b. - Now copy every word 10 times.
c. - In Hebrew there are no capital letters at the beginning of the sentence or a name, all the letters are equal. Previously we learned that there are 5 ‘final letters’ which are written only at the end of a word.
a. - There is no need to learn to write the letters in print. This is a privilege usually only used by artists or designers.
b. - During the first lessons of the program you will see all the letters with their respective punctuation. Further on in the program only the new words that appear in the following lesson will be punctuated. (The same goes for the dictionary).
a. - In front of you, you will now see all the letters in print together with its equivalent in handwriting.
Check every letter and try to learn first those that are similar one to another, there are a lot of such letters.
b. - Now concentrate on that letters that are not similar one to another, use all the time that is necessary to learn them and then go to the following screen.
c. – Click on the sound button of each of letter that you do not remember until you learn its sound.
Use any skill of learning that makes it easier for you to remember. (for example: read one letter and skip the next one, pronounce the letters name, work from down up, etc.)
Letters and sounds
In front of you, you will see also a diagram for recognizing the letters. This exercise is based on the rapid recognition of the letters.
Exercise: rapid recognition 2
On the next screen you will find a pattern for exercising vowels and consonants.
Vowels and consonants
d. - On the next screen you will find (as when we studied the handwritten letters) international words.
e. - Try to ‘discover’ what they mean. Don't ask, and don't look for help, the exercise is for you to discover the words.
f- - Once you can "read" all the words, not in a pre-established order but in any order, copy every word 10 times, in handwriting.
International words 2
The end (which is also a beginning) How long does it take to see results?
You tell us. We want to share your satisfaction.
Now that you have finished ‘the short cuts ', you are invited, and of course, you are now ready to initiate the real adventure, the program: Hebrew in the 21st century.