The Hebrew language dates back millennia and has been kept alive through its use in the traditions and customs of the Jewish people. Over the past centuries, it has seen a resurgence in modern usage that now has had millions learn modern Hebrew, both as the official language of Israel and with more Hebrew speakers around the world.
There are many reasons that individuals take on the challenge of learning a new language, and plenty of resources are available for those trying to find out how to learn Hebrew quickly. Hebrewversity provides personalized language courses and a wealth of materials for anyone who says, “I want to learn Hebrew.”
Why Learn Hebrew?
The people learning to read, write, and speak Hebrew come from a wide range of backgrounds and are learning for many different reasons. Learners around the world seek out online learning programs with some of these goals in mind.
Traveling or Moving to Israel
Modern Hebrew is the official language of Israel, with over five million citizens speaking Hebrew as their native language. Millions more are immigrants who have learned the language and Israelis living abroad. Just like with any other country, it’s best to know the language if you’re considering traveling there or moving to Israel.
Israel sees significant tourism, with over 4 million visitors each year. These tourists come from a wide range of backgrounds, often visiting the country’s numerous religious, cultural, and historical sites. Many of these visitors are Jewish people taking part in the major pilgrimage festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. If you’re considering making such a journey, having at least a basic understanding of Hebrew vocabulary and conversation can make things go much smoother.
There are millions of Jewish people who have made the decision to make aliyah, to move permanently to their cultural homeland. Before making such a move, engaging in Hebrew courses is a great way to set a solid foundation. Being emersed in the language will surely help them make quick progress, but they also need a good starting point. Our Hebrew online courses can give them that foundation.
Religious and Scholarly Study
In addition to the modern Hebrew spoken in Israel and abroad, Hebrewversity also provides resources and courses for Biblical Hebrew. This is the ancient language of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible and other texts. Many who study Hebrew do so with these texts in mind for religious, cultural, and academic reasons.
Individuals of the Jewish faith will likely be familiar with at least the Hebrew alphabet from their bar mitzvah. We have resources available to learn the basics of Hebrew reading and pronunciation guides for the parts of the ceremony where the individual speaks Hebrew aloud.
Many continue their study of Biblical Hebrew beyond this point, particularly Rabbis and religious scholars. This study can also extend outside the Jewish faith, from Christians studying the Old Testament to secular scholars studying religion, culture, and history.
How to Learn Hebrew Easily
No matter what your specific reason for wanting to learn Hebrew is, Hebrewversity has the resources you need to do so effectively and quickly. For those truly committed to developing their abilities in Hebrew, we offer personalized one-on-one sessions. These sessions can be scheduled between 1 and 4 times per week, depending on your individual goals and how quickly you intend to progress.
If you’re interested in these one-on-one video lessons, you can contact Hebrewversity today to discuss your individual goals with our Program Director, Ariel. We’ll discuss your current experience level, a timeline for progression, and the specific reasons you’re trying to learn modern or Biblical Hebrew. From there, we can develop a customized plan for the best possible results.
In addition to our lessons, we also have a wide range of resources available for self-study at any level. Whether you’re just now learning aleph, bet, and the rest of the Hebrew alphabet or need advanced materials to nail down the finer points of conversation, our resource library has just what you need. With our library, you can set your own pace, whether reviewing for minutes a day or taking a deep dive.
If you’re looking to learn Hebrew the right way, then Hebrewversity is just the choice for you.