Rabbi Richard G. Lampert
The ideal way how to learn Hebrew is to start from a very young age, to be immersed in the language. However, unless one is living in Israel, or has parents who are committed to teaching Hebrew from the beginning, it is not really an option for many people.
There are many ways how to learn Hebrew. One option is to move to Israel and join a school called an Ulpan (an intensive Hebrew program for beginners), work your way through the levels, and when you graduate, you should have enough Hebrew to either attend school (if you are a school student) or join the workforce, if you need to work to support a family. However, not everyone has the opportunity to live in Israel, or perhaps don’t want to.
A very popular option in the 21st century when planning how to learn Hebrew is to sign up to an online Hebrew course. It is a very convenient way to learn Hebrew, it can be done from the comfort of one’s own home, at a suitably convenient time. It’s important to give your Hebrew learning engery. Practice every day , just like any other skill, it needs to be practiced and honed daily. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it.
Lastly, another option are face to face classes, which some people really enjoy.
However, it is all very well look at ways how a person can learn Hebrew, but let’s break down the concept of how to learn Hebrew into bite size chunks. The first, and most important step, is to learn the Aleph Beit; the Hebrew alphabet. It is quite different to the Latin based languages such as English, Spanish or French. So it is important to actually know to read Hebrew consonants and vowels. From there, you can learn grammar and vocabulary.
The Easy Learn Hebrew story began in 1986 when I became involved with Rabbi Lampert's teaching methods as a tutor in the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' course.
This course took students, who could not read a word of Hebrew at the beginning of the day, and by the end of the day they could read Hebrew, slowly, but correctly.
In 1999, I completed my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Hebrew, and, as part of my degree, spent a year in Israel studying Hebrew at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2008, I became the primary instructor for the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' course.
Whilst conducting these face to face courses it occurred to me that this unique classroom-based method could be transferred to an online format to make it accessible to people all around the world, and so the Easy Learn Hebrew program was born!
The Easy Learn Hebrew program is the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' classroom course 'online', however offering much more in terms of being able to revise the 'classroom' content online repeatedly via the videos, take the online quizzes and being able to print out the associated hard copy learning materials as required.
I am very excited to make this program available and look forward to welcoming you as an online Easy Learn Hebrew student.
Founder - EasyLearnHebrew.com