Frequently Asked Questions
Want to read a book? To converse? Read and accurately translate the Bible? This is the gold standard for learning Hebrew well, and in a user-friendly fashion.
Once you get a membership you will be able to access our learning portal on your browser
Access to all courses, except the Biblical Hebrew course which is separate, and practically speaking to understand the Biblical Hebrew course, the prior courses are a prerequisite.
Rabbi Shlomo Eitan is a former American, for the past forty years he lives in Jerusalem, and teaches in English.
Altogether in the 6 Courses there are 82 videos, and a little more than 9 hours of viewing. Nobody learns Hebrew in 9 hours! Almost every class has downloadable exercises, which you should do to develop the muscle memory to integrate a new language- sounds fair! Do it at your own pace, be disciplined, and Hebrew is yours.
All the course material is included in your membership. (At the point that you've fallen in love with Hebrew you might want to buy a paperback Hebrew/English, English/Hebrew dictionary.)
For almost every lesson there are writing assignments and their answer sheets. You want to do them if you want to learn Hebrew!
While there is no grading or certificates you can look at every exercise as an opportunity to see how you're doing.
That's up to you! If you do the assignments you'll be able to move ahead confidently.
The best approach is to start at the beginning so as to not miss out on anything. If you've learned Hebrew in the past, you might be able to rip up the first classes quickly. Since membership includes all 6 parts you can't go wrong by starting at the beginning, and you might learn a few things you never quite understood! (Aside from that each course has a description of what you walk away with, so feel free to take advantage of that.)
All the classes are recorded, so you have access to them 24/7! (I always encourage taking one day totally off/week when learning a "foreign" language). You have free email access to me, so don't hesitate to write.
The explicit goal of the course is NOT speaking Hebrew, but don't let that dissuade you. My personal experience is that when my students go off to an ulpan they go to the top of the class! This course is about the operating system for ALL Hebrew, anyone who takes it will read, write, and understand Hebrew. You'll speak it too, after you put in the practice at that particular skill, which we're not making our focus point.
If you don't read or write Hebrew start with the Alephbet course (which is always free). Once you have the most basic reading and writing skills as described in the four lessons of the Alephbet course, you're ready to go. You don't have to do any more than that! The videos are yours….if you want watch them a second or third time, same with the exercises.
You'll need an internet connection for the videos, but the course materials are all downloadable.
As long as you have an active membership everything is available to you.
Since this is a membership site, and you have free classes which you can use to check things out, there is no refund on your first month of
learning Hebrew. If you discover you don't want to continue, just click the "stop membership" button from your account settings.