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AboutAharon Rosen Aharon Rosen

Using Aharon Rosen’s innovative teaching method, you have the opportunity to learn Hebrew in courses which are fully accredited by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Beginning of Passion

The grandfather of the school's founders started from humble beginnings as an immigrant student, becoming a leading educator in the field of Hebrew language studies. Aharon Rosen’s teaching methodology is considered to be a cornerstone of Hebrew teaching in Israel. Having immigrated to Israel as a young man, Rosen himself understood the difficulties of acquiring a second language, where as an adult the ability to express the simplest thought is suddenly a challenge.

From Hebrew Learner to Teacher

Born in Hungary in 1905, Rosen came to Israel in 1924 where he settled in Kfar Gideon in Northern Israel. It was here that he first became involved in teaching Hebrew, volunteering to organize Hebrew classes for the newer immigrants as waves of German immigrants made their way to Israel. Rosen’s love of the language quickly made him a popular teacher, who sought to make his students’ transition to Hebrew as smooth as possible, thereby easing the language barrier frustrations of his students.

Excellence in Education

Rosen’s experience teaching Hebrew led him to create a highly successful, multi-stage teaching methodology, geared towards adults, which is still used by many teaching institutions today. His passion brought him the honor of being the first teacher invited by Edwin Samuel (2nd Viscount Samuel) to broadcast radio classes during the British Mandate. In the 1950s he was then offered a teaching position in the Hebrew University, where he later became the head of the Hebrew Department, a position he maintained till the end.

Innovation: the Key to Success

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Aharon Rosen continually pursued excellence in Hebrew teaching. He published multiple textbooks introducing his innovative methodology, including his Thousand Words series which are recognized as the definitive Hebrew tuition text for immigrants and foreign students. Commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this was a landmark text in Hebrew education and became a best seller. Rosen’s many writings include theoretical works translated into seven languages, as well as numerous articles addressing specific problems in adult language instruction, such as See, Hear and Read for the tuition of dyslexic students. With his years of experience and dedication, the foundations of teaching Hebrew as a second language to adults would not be the same without the creativity of this passionate educator.

Aharon Rozen's Bestsellers

The Foundations of Hebrew Language Tuition

The Foundations of Hebrew Language Tuition

1963 – Achiasaf Publishing House Ltd., Israel

A grammar workbook for adults and youths, this text uses Rosen’s step-by-step method, clearly outlining and illustrating Modern Hebrew language rules. In his introduction, Rosen addresses the long-standing language tuition debate: whether to teach grammar before speech, or vice versa

The Foundations of Hebrew Language Tuition

1963 – Achiasaf Publishing House Ltd., Israel

A grammar workbook for adults and youths, this text uses Rosen’s step-by-step method, clearly outlining and illustrating Modern Hebrew language rules. In his introduction, Rosen addresses the long-standing language tuition debate: whether to teach grammar before speech, or vice versa

Lashon Israel (Language of Israel)

1971 – Jewish Agency, Jerusalem

Rosen wrote this text for the Department of Religious Education and Culture in the Diaspora Countries, a part of the World Zionist Organization. His introduction emphasizes the importance of the Hebrew language to the Jewish people.

Thousand Hebrew Words

1982 – Achiasaf Publishing House Ltd., Israel

The sequel to One Thousand Words, this text expands students’ vocabulary and understanding of the use of Hebrew in everyday situations. It was revolutionary in its non-grammar-based approach to language tuition, which proved particularly successful for adult students.

Thousand Hebrew Words and Two Thousand More

1973 – Achiasaf Publishing House Ltd., Israel

Commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this was a landmark text in Hebrew education for immigrants and became a best seller. The book is widely regarded as the principal text in language tuition for immigrants and other foreign students.

A Guide to Language Instruction

1954 – HaMaarav Publishing, Jerusalem

Commissioned by the Ministry for Education and Culture, this text was written for the Pedagogical Committee for the Campaign for the Conferral of Language to the Nation. It was the principle Hebrew tuition text for new immigrants.