Rabbi Richard G. Lampert
Hebrew for beginners
There is always an opportunity to find resources for Hebrew for beginners. Every single person who has ever learned Hebrew has had to start at the very beginning. Each person who engages with Hebrew for beginners may be in a different circumstance from someone else.
Take, for example, young children living in Israel; they would need to start to learn Hebrew for beginners, but is in a very different position to, for example, an American seventy-year-old man who speaks English. The children living in Israel are surrounded by Hebrew speakers from the minute they wake up to the time they go to bed. They will need age-appropriate story books, but the time it takes to start to speak and read Hebrew will be minimal in comparison to others who do not live in Israel.
The aforementioned American seventy-year-old man will have a very different journey to learn Hebrew for beginners. He will need to find classes. These can be in the form of a private tutor, a group class, or an online class. He will need to learn the Hebrew aleph-bet (alphabet) and nikud (vowels), learn how to read simple, then eventually complex words. Needless to say, it will take a lot longer if he is not immersing himself in the language every day.
There must be a middle ground for a person learning Hebrew for beginners, between the child living and breathing Hebrew day in and day out, to a person living in the diaspora (outside of Israel). A third example is a person who has the time (and the money) to go and live in Israel for an extended period) to learn Hebrew for beginners in an intensive Hebrew program (Ulpan), live in the country, and immerse him/herself in the language day in and day out.
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