We all know speaking Hebrew is a must. Not just for the business industry, but also when visiting a club in Tel Aviv, when going on a date in Israel, or even when buying hummus online. If your neighbor is showing off their Hebrew skills, here are 5 innovative ways to learn Hebrew faster than him or her:
So what are the best ways to learn Hebrew fast?
Take a look at the list we present here below. Let yourself be surprised, and become the Hebrew experts everybody approaches with questions. You can do it!
Fauda, Hostages, or any original Israeli series
We know you spend most of your nights watching shows on Netflix, so why not have fun and learn the language of our ancestors at the same time?
Watching a Special Forces team whose task is to protect Israel from Hamas’ brutal activities, their love triangles, and the typical life of an Israeli, could keep you awake and learning. Maybe, the kidnapping of an important Israeli politician, for example, will provide you joy, amusement and Hebrew learning skills in each one of their 50-minute episodes.
Let’s make a bet! Watching the complete season will improve your Hebrew in a matter of days. If you are a little advanced, another great thing you can do is to choose any series on Netflix and use Hebrew subtitles when watching it, even if you understand the original language. This could help your grammar skills in a fast, cool way.
Songs: A Musical path to Hebrew!
Who doesn’t love music? Dudu Aharon with “Terminal Shalosh”, Sarit Hadad with “Bli Shebikashti”, or any hipster Israeli singer. Listening to Hebrew songs on your way home, at work, or in the shower, will help you with your pronunciation and with your understanding of the language. If you want some inspiration for the best artists, take a look at this article we published a few weeks ago.
Concentrate on the song, read the lyrics online, and try to understand them. If you don’t get one or two words, ze beseder, check out Google Translate and try to connect the new words you learn in different songs with real-life situations. You´ll see your improvement in an organic and very nice way.
Rosen Hebrew School: The ultimate solution to learning Hebrew online
Certified teachers in a supportive community, and rich educational content will help you learn modern Hebrew. In only 9 months, with 2 hours a day, in an online live course, you can connect to the classes with more than 50 professors and 15,000 students.
This unique platform has been operating since 2000 and runs more than 500 classes a year. It is truly comfortable, and easy to use. Seriously, it is your best option and can be used all around the world from the comfort of your own home (or a good coffee shop with good enough Wi-Fi). Receive more information here.
Vacations: Learning Hebrew with a smile, and a Margarita
Are you thinking about going on vacation? Visit Israel! Spending time in this amazing country will definitely improve your Hebrew, and your tan (if you don’t know what to do while in Tel Aviv, take a look at this article where we give you a list of amazing things to do in the White City!).
Coming to Israel and spending the day on the beach, walking on the tayelet, buying food, candies or jewelry in the Carmel Market, maybe visiting the Bahai Gardens, or many other activities like these ones, will definitely help you strengthen your Hebrew.
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Go for a walk in Jerusalem, explore the Old City and the Kotel, visit the Dead Sea and Eilat. Go up Masada and ride a camel. Every experience in the Land of Milk and Honey will lead you to have a great Hebrew learning experience. You will love the country, eat delicious Israeli food, and of course, learn Hebrew.
Books: Either on paper or a Kindle, we all need to read a few good Israeli books in our life!
If you already understand some Hebrew, improve it with a good book. Amos Oz is one of the best writers in the country, so reading one of his novels will, for sure, help you. David Grossman and his funny novels are also a great option. And for those of you who are more romantic, Yehuda Amichai’s poems could be your way to optimize your Hebrew skills.
If you are not an expert, you can start with children’s books, any of these books can help. Just go to the library or bookstore, pick the best options and have fun. You can even share it with your little niece and create a deeper family bond.
Now you know, learning Hebrew shouldn’t be complicated if you do it in the right way. Pick any of the options above, mix them around, join one of our online Hebrew courses, and let us know how it goes in the comments section below!