Plain and simple: Students benefit when they learn to decode in tandem with hearing the language. 

Oral language and decoding go hand-in-hand, reinforcing each other, according to Dina Maiben, director of the Hebrew program at Gratz College. Such an approach increases proficiency, decreases frustration, and helps students build on what they know and progress at a smooth pace. 

Hear more from Maiben herself, as part of our video series about effective Hebrew learning strategies.

How can you incorporate oral Hebrew into your program?  

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