Hebrew

  1. The Joy of Hebrew: Making Meaningful Connections to the Language, Q&A with Dina Maiben

    The Joy of Hebrew: Making Meaningful Connections to the Language, Q&A with Dina Maiben

    Dina Maiben is the Hebrew program director at Gratz College, where she is also a doctoral candidate focusing her research on the second language teacher education of Hebrew teachers.  She has written extensively on Hebrew reading and language education and is the author of twenty-one books and more than two dozen journal articles and stories. With lots of conversation happening lately around Hebrew learning in part-time educational settings, we asked her to explain the research.

     

    What do you remember about learning Hebrew yourself?

    Many years ago, when I was first learning to read Hebrew, I remember sitting in the sanctuary, prayer book open, and feeling like I was drowning in a sea of Hebrew letters, when suddenly a single word jumped off the page: “שָׁלוֹם.” I knew that word! I not only knew how to sound it out, but I knew what it meant. It was the word that my teacher used to greet us at the start of every class and it was what she wished u

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  2. 4 Surprising Findings About Hebrew Language Learning

    4 Surprising Findings About Hebrew Language Learning
    Key takeaways from research into second language learning, from Hebrew expert Dina Maiben.
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  3. Practice Hebrew Reading Using Hebrew in Harmony's Mah Nishtanah

    Practice Hebrew Reading Using Hebrew in Harmony's Mah Nishtanah

    For a limited time, we’re making available for FREE the Mah Nishtanah digital companion for Hebrew practice and reinforcement, plus bonus downloadable reading activities for Passover.

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  4. Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    We now have 285 modern Hebrew word cards available to download - free. 

    This collection of printable cards consists of functional Hebrew words and phrases for everday situations, including:

    • • greetings
    • • colors
    • • numbers
    • • sports
    • • food
    • • occupation
    • • home
    • • countries

    The cards include a mix of verbs, nouns, pronouns and adjectives. Download them here, and be sure to print double-sided for use as flash cards, with Hebrew on one side and English on the other. They are also be available on our home page, under the Play & Learn section.

    Benefits of use

    Incorporating modern conversational Hebrew can be motivat

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  5. “Music was the Missing Piece”

    “Music was the Missing Piece”
    How Hebrew in Harmony has reenergized prayer learning for one California child
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  6. Teach Real Hebrew with Real Fun

    Teach Real Hebrew with Real Fun
    Hebrew is a real, living, dynamic language. Teach it that way with Hebrew Alive! Talk, Move, and Play the Ulpan Way.
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  7. Boost Reading Practice with Hebrew in Harmony

    Boost Reading Practice with Hebrew in Harmony
    Throughout the year, provide a variety of ways and venues for students to practice prayer reading.
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  8. Our Best Tips for Ordering Parashat Hashavua Booklets

    Ordering your B’nai Mitzvah booklets doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn some tips to make the process quick and easy.
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  9. Talk, Move, and Play: New Hebrew Materials are Coming Your Way

    Coming in January! A reissued classic and a movement-based conversational Hebrew course.

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  10. Hebrew Assessment: Essential, Effective, and Easy

    Hebrew Assessment: Essential, Effective, and Easy
    It’s best not to wait until the end of the year to take stock of our students Hebrew learning. Whether you’re thinking of doing formative or summative assessments to see where students need extra help, or for placement, here are some options.
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