Learning Hebrew is an intensive and extensive process which takes much practice and review. Having said that, it can also be very rewarding, as well. While the process of learning Hebrew may take a long time, there are certain fundamentals that, if you keep them in mind, will keep you focused as you continue and progress on your Hebrew learning path.
Hebrew Vocabulary – It is very important to constantly expand your Hebrew vocabulary. Do not forget to keep building your Hebrew vocabulary, even as you learn other aspects of the Hebrew language.
Hebrew Grammar – The grammar of the Hebrew language is relatively straightforward and logical. Stick to the rules you learn and it will help you learn Hebrew quickly and efficiently.
Hebrew Comprehension – For many, Hebrew comprehension is very difficult to pick up on, as native Hebrew speakers often speak quickly and do not necessarily pronounce things correctly. Nonetheless, don’t give up hope. The more exposure you get to hearing Hebrew, the easier and more natural Hebrew comprehension becomes.
Speaking Hebrew – It is, obviously, very important to speak Hebrew clearly and well. The key is to be confident and continue practicing by speaking to as many people as will listen! You should also learn the rule which govern pronunciation to make sure you begin and continue pronouncing words correctly.
Reading Hebrew – Naturally, reading Hebrew is a critical skill and is necessary to access much great literature, as well as religious and spiritual sources. Thus, it is important to focus on the fundamentals of learning the letters and their sounds, as well as learning many word roots which will enable you to understand many more words and build your Hebrew vocabulary as you read.
These fundamentals are very simplified. Nonetheless, they should help you as you continue improving your Hebrew language skills and growing in all these different areas. If you keep them in mind throughout your Hebrew studies, you should find them to be helpful, reassuring, and inspiring!