The multimedia courseware for learning Hebrew is one of a number of projects developed under the umbrella of the Sfatarbut (Culture and Learning) Program, of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. The courseware was developed by senior members of the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction, to enable overseas students to become acquainted with the many facets of Israeli culture through the study of Modern Hebrew. Copyright © 2003 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Aleph-Bet Click courseware makes it possible for anyone to learn the Hebrew alphabet through the use of foreign words, and reading and writing exercises (using Hebrew letters). The student has access to a virtual dictionary, which shows how to write each letter and word and how to pronounce them.
The First Steps in Hebrew coursware is the direct continuation of Aleph-Bet Click. It is designed to facilitate the acquisition of basic words in Hebrew. Using an interactive method students acquire words, such as pronouns and basic grammatical structures. Exercises include muliple choice selection and writing with a virtual keyboard. An English dictionary accompanies the courseware.
Running Story (Sipuratz) is reading comprehension courseware, in which the student predicts the continuation of a story through the use of reading strategies (e.g. adverbs, clue words, inferences, etc.). It is designed for students on the intermediate level. A dictionary is included.
The "Hebrew Verb" courseware enables the student to learn and practice the seven Hebrew verb structures. It includes a wide selection of written and oral exercises, as well as feedback to the answers and tests at the end of each section. It is designed for students on the high beginner and intermediate levels. A dictionary is included.
The "Crossword" courseware uses crossword puzzles as a means of promoting the practice of Hebrew verbs and enriching the student's vocabulary. The present series focuses on weak verb forms. The courseware has a generator, which is a user-friendly tool for creating new crossword puzzles to exercise vocabulary, grammar, etc.It is designed for students on the intermediate and advanced levels.
Installation Instructions: Hebrew | English
The "Hebrew from the Movies" courseware is designed to impart skills for viewing original movies dealing with cultural and social issues in Israel. The learning stages include reading and listening comprehension, oral and written expression and vocabulary enrichment. The movies are supplemented with a simultaneous script and a dictionary. This courseware is suitable for the intermediate and advanced levels.
The "Otzar Milim" courseware is designed to enrich and expand the vocabulary of students, who complete new word exercises based on texts dealing with Israeli culture and society. This courseware is intended for students on the advanced level.
The “Sabra Sound” multimedia courseware is designed to improve the Hebrew accent of speakers of American English, and may be useful for speakers of other languages as well. It uses audio-visual technology and is accompanied by acoustic speech analysis software. “Sabra Sound” deals with the components of accent, which include intonation, the pronunciation of consonants and vowels, and stress. Each subject is divided into two parts: learning and exercises. The exercises are accompanied by amusing games and graphics. A dictionary is provided.