Rabbi Richard G. Lampert
Learn Hebrew easily
A question that is often asked of me, how I can learn Hebrew easily? In fact, when I teach beginners, I often ask them, do you think you can learn Hebrew easily? No-one puts up their hand! I suppose I am not surprised. Hebrew written characters are extremely different to any other language that I have seen.
Part of my job is to change people’s mindsets about how difficult learning Hebrew is. I often use the English language as an example of a difficult language. I use the example of migrants who cannot read or speak any English at all, migrating to an English-speaking country. I put up some words on a white board to show them how difficult English can be. Some of the words include: “through”, “though”, “threw”, “tough”. I ask them to read them out loud, and when they do they come to a realisation that English can be difficult! So, I then say, in comparison to English, Hebrew can be a relatively easy language to learn, and, indeed, one can learn Hebrew easily.
So, how can one learn Hebrew easily? As a starting point, if you are a beginner, find a course that is suitable for beginners. It must not be too advanced, otherwise it will be difficult to catch up. The course can be either an online course, Easy Learn Hebrew, or a face-to-face course. These days, many courses are, in fact, moving online, to help people at home learn Hebrew easily.
Whatever course you decide to enrol into, make sure it will teach you what you need. If you are engaged with the Hebrew program, any mental barriers about Hebrew being difficult, will dissipate, and you will embrace your Hebrew learning. Do not forget, if people who cannot speak English, can learn English, then you can learn Hebrew easily.
Links to other pages:
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