BY WORD OF MOUTH - a new audio
course for Hebrew students. This course is aimed at Hebrew students
at the intermediate level - those who have basic knowledge of
Hebrew and would like to enrich their vocabulary and start speaking
After this Hebrew course you will be able to speak and
comprehend correct normative Hebrew, enriched by phraseology,
slang, and figures of speach used by native Israelis in their
everyday communications. It's a live dynamic language; language
that is used in today's Israel.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
This course consists of 14 lessons, 25-30 minutes
We have also included a 15th bonus lesson -
Language Corner (פינה לשונית) that
contains interesting phrases, figures of speech, proverbs, and
idiomatic expressions used in everyday Hebrew. It's an exciting
addition to the course that will enrich your Hebrew and make it
sound more "native."
Active Vocabulary (המילון שלנו): new words and
phrases, explained in Hebrew and, when needed, translated into
English and Russian.
Text (הסיפור): personal stories, abstracts from
literature, dialogues, interviews, social research and
Moment of Comprehension (רגע של הבנה):
exercises in language comprehension skills, based on the Text of
the lesson and new active vocabulary, used in this text.
Moment of Words (רגע של מילים): exercises in
learning, remembering and using new words.
Time for Gammar (זמן לדקדוק): learn and
practice a few grammatical rules.
Moment of spoken Hebrew (רגע של עברית מדוברת):
this part teaches you how to use figures of speach and slang of
Time to speak Hebrew (זמן לדיבור): and here you
can practice your speaking skills.
HOW TO USE THIS COURSE
The course is modular and each lesson is a separate entity.
However, it's recommended to start from the first lesson and listen
to all the lessons in the suggested order, as difficulty levels
slightly increase with every consequent lesson.
You can listen to the whole lesson or each part separately. You
can then go back to any part of the lesson you would like to repeat
(all the lessons are divided into parts, as described above).
When doing exercises, you will hear a sound indicating that it's
time for you to speak: answer the questions or repeat words and
After that you will hear the correct answer and know immediately
if your answer was right or wrong.
Besides that, PDF transcript of each lesson is available for
download, so that you may read and listen at the same
In a separate PDF file Active Vocabulary for each lesson is
available. You may open it in a separate window or download it to
your computer and go through these new words and phrases at any
So... don't waste your time, start learning Hebrew
BEHIND THE SCENES
THE AUTHORS OF THE COURSE:
Olga Dubova - a former Senior Hebrew Language
teacher at Moscow University.
Varda Yishai - a Senior Hebrew teacher at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching Hebrew to foreign
The authors of this course specialize in various fields of
Hebrew language and linguistics. The exams composed by Olga Dubova
and Varda Yishai bacame standard for evaluation of Hebrew language
standard of knowledge in the countries of the CIS.
The Course was recorded at Eshel Studios, Tel
Producer: Cathy Trifonov
Sound Engineer: Yaron Aldema
Actors: Yam Maayan, Noa Argov, Cathy
Trifonov, Idan Rabinovitch
Music and sound effects: Yuval Oz
Website design & development and general assistance
in project implementation: Bizi