Learn Conversational Hebrew
Want to Learn Conversational Hebrew? It's Easy!
Bereshit is not your average newspaper. In addition to reporting on current affairs and other relevant issues, the newspaper also teaches you about the Hebrew language.
Among other things, Bereshit readers learn:
1. How to speak Hebrew correctly.
2. How to understand Hebrew.
3. Different types of daily conversations
4. Everyday Hebrew and slang
How to Speak Hebrew Correctly
Many people want to learn conversational Hebrew, and Bereshit is the best newspaper for learning how to speak Hebrew correctly. We offer a CD with every newspaper so that readers can hear the articles in the newspaper read aloud by a native Hebrew speaker. Listening to the CD allows Bereshit readers to learn how to pronounce words correctly even with a Hebrew accent!
Of course, we don’t expect readers to learn how to speak Hebrew like an Israeli, but the CD certainly helps people learn conversational Hebrew. This means they’ll be able to understand Hebrew spoken by Israelis and have an easier time understand Hebrew conversations when walking down the street in Jerusalem, Haifa or Tel Aviv.
The pace of the readings on the Bereshit CD is suited to people learning Hebrew. Note that the articles on the CD that accompanies Bereshit are read at a slower pace than the texts you’ll hear on the Yanshuf CD.
Understanding Conversational Hebrew
In order to learn conversational Hebrew and improve your understanding of Hebrew, you first need to know the new words that appear in the articles. That’s why each newspaper comes with a dictionary of new and challenging words. After reviewing these words, listen to the CD to learn conversational Hebrew. As you listen to your CD, your understanding of conversational Hebrew will improve.
As you learn new words in Hebrew and their meaning, you’ll also learn how to say these words properly. So, not only does Bereshit teach you the Hebrew language, it also teaches you how to speak Hebrew properly. This means Bereshit takes you a step further than other newspapers for teaching Hebrew.
Conversational Hebrew: Different Types of Daily Conversations
In order to help our readers learn Hebrew, each edition of the newspaper features text from an ordinary conversation that could take place any day in Israel.
These conversations deal with events such as going to a bank, shopping at the market, and visiting a doctor. Reading and rereading these conversations is a great way to learn conversational Hebrew.
Learning conversational Hebrew simply wouldn’t be complete unless you also learn a bit of contemporary slang at the same time.
That’s why every Bereshit newspaper includes a column about modern Hebrew slang. These are words and phrases used in conversational Hebrew that almost every Israeli uses regularly. Learning these types of words is crucial when you learn how to speak Once you learn how to use slang properly, you’ll have an easier time connecting with Israelis and Israeli society. You’ll learn how to speak Hebrew that Israelis are speaking.
Of course, although there are differences between conversational Hebrew and written Hebrew, we think learning conversational Hebrew will improve your overall knowledge of Hebrew.
Bereshit readers have told us time and again they like love learning conversational Hebrew through our papers. They really feel the papers help them understand how Israelis speak. This helps readers speak correctly.
What’s the best way of learning conversational Hebrew? Speak Hebrew with an Israeli is the best option, of course, but since that’s not possible for everyone, our papers are a great alternative. Even people who live in Israel can’t always learn conversational Hebrew by speaking Hebrew with an Israeli. That’s why many new Israeli immigrants continue reading Bereshit newspapers—it’s a relevant paper for people learning to speak Hebrew all over the world.