Learning Hebrew Online
I started learning Hebrew properly when I was one. It was at this point I started being taken to synagogue, so I have been hearing the Hebrew sounds since I was a baby, plus as well, I heard the Hebrew prayers twice a week on the Jewish Sabbath, and also on Jewish festivals.
However, I really started learning Hebrew in earnest when I was about 9 years old when I started attending a Jewish day school. In those days learning Hebrew online was not even an option (without giving away my age). We used textbooks, and of course, had access to a teacher. There was no audio-visual option, except of course the teacher!
The problem was that sometimes the teacher was not the most stimulating teacher, and we were not always engaged. Without having the option of learning Hebrew online, we had to work with the resources that were given to us. Which is the same with every subject, but when learning a foreign language, it made it more difficult to find it fun.
However, now that students have the option of learning Hebrew online, it is a really fantastic way to engage with the material in a different way. Learning Hebrew online can be used either as an online module as a standalone option, or in combination with a teacher. In fact, some Hebrew Schools use the website www.easylearnhebrew.com as an extra resource to help their students learn Hebrew.
Some people choose to only learn Hebrew online as they do not have the opportunity to attend a class. Learning Hebrew online is a very individual choice, and reasons differ from person to person, depending on their circumstances.
Needless to say, when I was a child, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that learning Hebrew online would be available, or even an option!