July 9, 2018 7:18 am at 7:18 am #1554079
Does anyone have any experience with learning modern/conversational Hebrew using Ulpanet DOT com? Are their courses as effective as they claim? Would the courses provide a working knowledge of modern Hebrew adequate to function in Israel?July 9, 2018 7:48 am at 7:48 am #1554135JosephParticipant
What about Rosetta Stone or Babbel?July 9, 2018 8:58 am at 8:58 am #1554142
What about Rosetta Stone or Babbel?
What about them? I mentioned Ulpanet DOT com because it’s the first online resource recommended by Nefesh b’Nefesh, and it’s relatively low-cost.July 9, 2018 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1554337Midwest2Participant
I have no experience in learning online, since I learned in ulpan here and in EY and on the street there. However, I hear great things about Nefesh b’Nefesh, and have had several acquaintances make aliyah through them. If Nefesh b’Nefesh recommends them they’re at least adequate, but if you still have questions maybe contact them directly and ask if there are other options they can recommend.
BTW, no course, online or otherwise, will help you walk out of the airport and instantly be able to function like a sabra. You have to actually be there and using the language on a daily basis. and you have to put yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak Hebrew (not so easy, since most Israelis are eager to practice their English on you). Try not to get encapsulated in the English-speaking ghetto. It’s very easy and you’ll never learn Hebrew.
And make sure you can read, if only for the street signs and other practical stuff, and to even eventually read a Hebrew language newspaper.
Good luck!July 9, 2018 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1554298zahavasdadParticipant
Duolingo is freeJuly 9, 2018 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm #1554361
You have to actually be there and using the language on a daily basis. and you have to put yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak Hebrew …
I understand and agree. At this point I’m looking for the next best option, when online instruction is the only choice. Thanks for your advice.
Duolingo is free
Thanks.July 9, 2018 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #1554478ChaverParticipant
אני יכול ללמד אותךJuly 9, 2018 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #1554619Midwest2Participant
Let us know which you choose. L’hatzlacha!July 16, 2018 8:16 am at 8:16 am #1558397
Correction to my above post: Although their web site links and describes various Ulpanim, a Nefesh b’Nefesh representative told me that they’re not permitted to recommend a particular Ulpan. I suppose it’s some “legal thing.”
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