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Hebrew | Beginner and Elementary

Using the information here, you can discover what is learned at every level in the beginners and elementary courses in Hebrew. You can try to identify your level according to the examples of communicative goals and language topics taught at each level. For your convenience, alongside the standard level of the European Union (CEFR), the level of the parallel level in most Hebrew Ulpans in Israel is shown. For a general explanation of the European standard levels, click here.

Ask yourself two questions:

1. "Can I perform this levelís goals in Hebrew?" For example, ordering at a coffee shop or planning a trip that would suit all my friends.

2. "Do I feel comfortable with the language topics that are learned at this level?" For example, using verbs in past or future time?

If the answer is yes, then move on to the next level. It is clear to us at Language Links that level placement is not an exact science and therefore we will assist you in identifying your level with an interview and a written test.

At each session you will enjoy a combination of our original learning materials, educational games, pictures, dialogues and role-playing games, presentations, songs and film clips, newspaper and literature segments and tours in Tel Aviv. At each level, you learn new things and review previous material in a spiral approach with the rise in level.

Hebrew Courses | Beginner Levels

Level Pre-A | Starting Hebrew (aleph)

You are here to start from the very beginning and you have almost no knowledge of Hebrew. You really want to embark on a journey to familiarize yourself with the new language and get to know a new world from the point of view of a Hebrew speaker.

Who is this level for? | Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of the language or those who need to study the Hebrew alphabet in order to participate in a course that matches their level.

What will I learn? | In the Starting Hebrew course at level Pre-A you will learn, for example, how to:

Sample Communicative Goals:

-Introducing yourself and others in a simple way and asking simple questions.

-Providing personal information such as address and phone number

Language Topics:

-The Hebrew alphabet (print and script letters), consonants and vowels, letter combinations

-Basic rules for reading and writing

-Preliminary vocabulary and small numbers

When will this level be offered? | For the next Hebrew course at level Pre-A, click here.

Level A1.1 | Hebrew Low Beginner (aleph)

You are here to begin communicating in everyday life in the most basic situations that every person needs. At level A1.1, we will learn basic vocabulary such as fruits, vegetables, colors and clothes, and practice dialogues in the present tense along with useful slang expressions.

Who is this level for? | Suitable for those who have mastered the alphabet and very basic reading and writing skills and now want to learn how to speak and communicate in concrete everyday situations.

What will I learn? | In a Hebrew course at level A1.1 you will learn, for example, how to:

Sample Communicative Goals:

-Introduce myself and others in a detailed manner

-Talk about shopping and preference of food and drink items

-Describing my schedule and making an appointment, Using buses and taxis

-Ordering in a cafe, talking about the weather

-Buying clothes and comparing prices in stores

- And more ...

Language Topics:

-Basic verbs in the present tense such as "learn, talk, buy, enter"

-Basic nouns and adjectives such as "a big apple"

-"I have / I donít have", "This is my book" and basic prepositions like "ŗķĒ, of"

-"what time is it?"

-Using small and large numbers

And more ...

When will this level be offered? | For the next Hebrew course at level A1.1, click here.

Level A1.2 | Hebrew Beginner (aleph+)

You are here to continue learning how to communicate in Hebrew in everyday life in the most immediate issues in order to "survive" the tasks of the daily routine in a Hebrew-speaking environment. At level A1.2 we will continue to build your language basis, we will practice the present tense and begin using the past tense.

Who is this level for? | Suitable for those who feel that the basic subjects at the previous level are too simple for them and want to learn to speak and communicate in other daily situations, as well as for those who have already started to learn in another Ulpan and want to continue with a course that emphasizes speaking and more practical skills in everyday language.

What will I learn? | In the Hebrew course at level A1.2 you will learn, for example, how to:

Sample Communicative Goals:

-Looking for an apartment, choosing furniture and discussing how to arrange them

-Giving and receiving directions to your destination

-Making phone calls, offering and rejecting invitations

-Describing what I did last weekend

-Expressing opinions and preferences and planning trips

-Writing text messages and short emails

And more ...

Language Topics:

-More verbs in the present tense such as "invite, get dressed"

-What I can / should / must / allowed to do, etc.

-Compound noun phrases such as "language school, chocolate cake" (Smikhut)

-Sentences such as "He llikes me so I want to help him"

-Past tense of basic verbs such as "got up, ate, met"

And more ...

When will this level be offered? | For the next Hebrew course at level A1.2, click here.

Hebrew Courses | Elementary Levels

Level A2.1 | Hebrew High Beginner\ Elementary (aleph++)

You have come here to complete your daily Hebrew communication skills on issues that are a little bit beyond basic "survival" in the language but you still need to practice in other basic areas of life.

Who is this level for? | Suitable for those who have a good basis in Hebrew in communicating, speaking and reading but still do not speak confidently and are not ready for Level "betĒ. The A2.1 course completes the practice of daily functioning in Hebrew and reinforces the mastery of the basic language structures, such as past time in some verb groups, and begins to teach the use of future time.

What will I learn? | In a Hebrew course at level A2.1 you will learn, for example, how to:

Sample Communicative Goals:

-Describing peopleís appearance, personality and my relationships with them

-Making an appointment to describe health problems at the doctorís clinic

-Telling about historical events, comparing between then and now, and talking about places I visited

-Performing operations at the Bank and to looking for a job

-Expressing agreement and disagreement on basic issues

-Describing my desires and wishes for my future and the place where I live

And more ...

Language Topics:

-Past time of other verbs such as "saw, traveled, decided, took a shower"

-What I had in the past and now I have or donít have

-What could I do? What was permitted and forbidden, compared to today?

-What's bigger / biggest / as big as ...?

-Sentences like "We ordered a salad for her but she did not eat because of me"

-Future time in sentences such as "In the summer we will fly to London and meet some friends there"

And more ...

When will this level be offered? | For the next Hebrew course at level A2.1, click here.

Level A2.2 | Hebrew Elementary (bet)

You have come here to consolidate the elementary level and to discuss everyday but slightly more complex issues and to strengthen your self-confidence in all language skills, by starting to use standard language without mistakes.

Who is this level for? | Suitable for those who wish to advance in Hebrew beyond the level of daily survival and to create a good basis for a more complex ability to express themselves in the language; as well as for those who control most of the forms of past time but still have no control over most of the basic verbs in future time.

What will I learn? | In a Hebrew course at level A2.2 you will learn, for example, how to:

Sample Communicative Goals:

-Describing the place I live in, its advantages and disadvantages

-Negotiating renting an apartment

-Using means of transportation, getting along at the airport and following an itinerary

-Making food in Hebrew and discussing the diverse Israeli cuisine

-Making repairs at home and talking to technicians

-Expressing preferences and desires in a light debate, discovering Israeli culture

-Comparing schools and education in the past, present and future

And more ...

Language Topics:

-Future time of more verbs as in "Next month we will fly to Eilat and buy a new tax-free smartphone"

-Sentences like "When we were kids my dad used to buy us a book every week"

-Other useful prepositions such as "without me, like me, between us"

-What will be possible / mandatory / permitted in the future?

-Long phrases with connecting words that show reasons and conditions.

And more ...

When will this level be offered? | For the next Hebrew course at level A2.2, click here.

 

Click here for information on the Intermediate and Advanced Hebrew levels at Language Links.

 
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