The 6WC is coming up and I'm taking on Hebrew. My starting point is I'm an almost complete beginner except I know how to read/write the alphabet - This post is to reference my material and plans for the next six weeks. I'll also outline my app (it's a paying iPhone app, so I'll briefly mention and show it - trying to keep a balance between language learning interest and not spam the place with a promo plug).
Hebrew Objectives (6 weeks)
- Break the learn and forget cycle for this language,
- Read a children's book,
- complete 30 ASSIMIL lessons,
- Feel that I've advanced on word parsing (hearing structure),
- Strengthen alphabet reading and produce simple sentences.
- ASSIMIL l'Hebreu, has vowels.
- 40 Leçons pour parler hébreu (gosh, the Win8 on-screen French keyboard sucks turtle turds)
- Living Language Hebrew Essentials, has vowels.
- Ivrit - Die hebräische Schrift lesen und schreiben lernen
שער העץ by Shlomo Cohen - Le portail du jardin (French / Hebrew kids book)
- Hebrew for Dummies
- Hebrew podcast
- Busuu hebrew -- correction, this is useless - just a small discussion group at this time
- HebrewPod101 -- I like this a lot that I subscribed to their basic content for a year. With vowels.
Other material that I'll note for reference but that I'm not currently using:AlphabetCartoon Hebrew - Learn to read Hebrew, Mnemonic based system for learning the alphabet using it as a study guide and pulling words to feed Anki to create a basic deckLearn the Hebrew LettersThe Hebrew AlphabetLearn the Hebrew Alphabet
Some youtube videos:Hebrew Alphabet OverviewHebrew Alphabet Part 1Hebrew Alphabet Part 2Hebrew Alphabet Part 3
Other links to check out:An online library with children's storiesShaar Lamatchil
- newspaper written in simple Hebrew with full vowel marking. Here is the sample issue
Morim.com texts with audio/video
Other video/tv sites:
msnvideo.co.il, video.walla.co.il, nana (channel 10)
tv stations Keshet
which maintain an archive. http://www.iba.org.il/
,with a video archive