Accent plays a significant role in conveying meaning and intention. Without familiarity with the accent, you can be lost in translation when speaking to native speakers. This course aims to enhance your communication skills and pronunciation in Hebrew for practical use. You will establish a solid base in conversational Hebrew by keying into the accent and word choice components that come naturally. This course will help you build confidence in the language by identifying key sounds, words, and other relevant patterns, and have fun doing it!
After this 15 week course, you will:
- Develop an understanding of sounds in Hebrew that differ most from English, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
- Connect phrases and employ proper rhythm when using fixed colloquial expressions
- Start moving away from literal, sound-for-sound ‘translations’ from English to Hebrew
- Advance listening comprehension
Over the course of 15 weeks you will be taught unique ways of improving your accent, get an introduction to Hebrew vowel and consonant sounds and learn how to pronounce resh + chet / chaf. Most of all, you’ll get to practice! You’ll practice how to pronounce the Hebrew letters like an Israeli and be able to produce the different tonalities Israelis use while speaking. By the end of the course you’ll be able to say full sentences fluently and confidently with your newly acquired Israeli accent.