Rabbi Richard G. Lampert
Learn to read Hebrew online
Only recently did online learning become a viable option for learning a variety of subjects. The same for Hebrew, many people have started to learn to read Hebrew online. For many people, this is a saving grace.
Taking the opportunity to learn to read Hebrew online allows people to engage in an activity which is meaningful for them, which during this time, is extremely important for one’s mental health.
There are so many other positive aspects to being able to learn to read Hebrew online. One of these, is the flexibility to be able to learn when and where you want to. It can be so useful having access to an online program when you are travelling to work, or want to relax in the lounge room. You are not tied to having to be in a classroom at a certain time. Especially for those living in the Northern Hemisphere, during winter this could be a barrier, having to battle snow storms, road closures etc...
Having said that, this is only applicable if you learn to read Hebrew online independently, using a program, such as Easy Learn Hebrew, which is self-paced. If you are in a classroom environment via Zoom, then you are still bound by the time of the class.
Another positive aspect if you choose to learn to read Hebrew online, is that you can embarrass yourself as much as you want, without having to worry about other people judging you! This can be a major barrier for some students, if they are too shy to pronounce the Hebrew out loud. Even if you are learning to read Hebrew in a Zoom classroom, there will still be others who can hear you.
If you have the motivation and the temperament and you decide to learn to read Hebrew online, it can be extremely rewarding to learn a new skill by yourself using an online program.
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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