I've been lurking on LLORG and HTLAL for about a month and decided it would be a good idea to start a log to chronicle my language-learning journey. Some background about me:
I'm 29 years old, male, and live in the Bay Area of California. I've had exposure to two languages while in school: Spanish and Mandarin. At this point, my Spanish is very rusty and my Mandarin is almost non-existent, though I'm definitely interested in getting back to them at some point. However, this log will focus on my journey to learn Modern Hebrew.
I decided to start learning Hebrew about 3 weeks ago (edit: see post #23 for more background), a language that I have had essentially zero exposure to. I started with Gabe Wyner's Discount Bundle #2 (Pronunciation Trainer, Word List, and language learning video). I've been using Anki to work through the Pronunciation Trainer, and I've also been using an app called Drops to learn the alphabet. Additionally, I picked up a book called A Practical Introduction to Phonetics to help understand phonemes/phonology. It's very important to me to have excellent pronunciation from the beginning.
At this point, I've worked through the Pronunciation Trainer and most of my cards are getting to the month+ range for review. I am going to start inputting vocab into Anki based on the 625 word-list I have from Gabe Wyner. I've also started incorporating Duolingo, Clozemaster, and Mondly as I'm able (thanks to Expugnator for the suggestion in his log).
**I stopped using the interlinear OT due to the difference in grammar (see posts #7 & 8 - thanks to Deinonysus for the heads-up).
My fiance is Jewish and speaks some Hebrew. We also have a good friend who speaks English/Arabic(Egyptian)/Hebrew fluently. Lastly, I have access to Pimsleur Hebrew Level 1-3.
I also have a Hebrew grammar book called Ha-Yesod: Fundamentals of Hebrew. I've been using the lessons at TeachMeHebrew to get a basic overview until I can start using Ha-Yesod (היסוד).
I've noticed there aren't many Hebrew speakers on the forum, which is quite understandable. However, I'd love to hear from anyone who has learned and/or is learning the language! I'm totally open to suggestions for resources, learning strategies, corrections, etc.
ETA: 8/30/18 - I will keep a running list of updates/edits below.
Updated List of Resources:
LLORG Hebrew Resources - An excellent compilation of resources by zenmonkey
Pealim - This is mentioned in the "LLORG Hebrew Resources" thread, but it deserves special attention since it's so helpful (full conjugations of verbs)
GLOSS - Thanks to iguanamon and IronMike for bringing GLOSS to my attention. I just looked at it briefly, and I think it will be a good resource once I'm a late beginner (maybe ~A2ish).
Teach Me Hebrew - This website deserves separate attention as well. Lots of great resources here, including: Anki Decks for first 500 words, 100 Verbs, Phrases, etc.; Top 10,000 Word Frequency List; short stories with parallel translation + audio; dialogues; great grammar primer; song recommendations
Crime and Punishment
***Note to self: Look up Miki Ben-Dor’s blog once I can read more fluently (~B1); also work by Yuval Noah Harari (author of Sapiens)
http://listen.bible.is – New Testament translation (including audio) in Hebrew (thanks to Lawyer&Mom)
iCast - Great selection of audiobooks in Hebrew
LibriVox - Audiobooks in the public domain that are read by volunteers
Easy Hebrew - This is a short 5-part series, but the videos are good quality, 3-5 minutes each, and have accurate subtitles!
Rechov SumSum - Rechov SumSum is the Hebrew version of Sesame Street (thanks to @StringerBell for the suggestion). It's quite excellent - there is a TON of basic vocab and it's spoken at non-breakneck speeds.
כאן גרים בכיף - Excellent comedy series about a family with three boys (w/ subtitles) (thanks @cjareck)
היהודים באים - These are gags from Jewish history (w/ subtitles) (thanks @cjareck)
צבצה יונתן - A film about the rescue of hostages in Entebbe. (thanks @cjareck)
http://www.israelfilmcenterstream.org/ - This is a monthly subscription streaming site for Israeli TV and movies for US viewers (thanks again to Lawyer&Mom)
https://hackinghebrew.wordpress.com/201 ... tv-online/ - List of resources that you can use to watch Israeli TV
Srugim - Available for free on Amazon Prime with English subtitles; Hebrew subtitles are available at here for Seasons 1 & 2; also, a very funny website that provides recaps of each episode (Seasons 2 & 3 only) can be found at Srugim Recap
When Heroes Fly (בשבילה הגיבורים עפים) - recommended by an Israeli friend
Hatufim - Seasons 1 & 2 here **I haven't tried watching this yet - looks like you need to sign up via that link
Arab Labor - Seasons 1-4 here **I haven't tried watching this yet - looks like you need to sign up via that link
Ramzor (Traffic Light) - Seasons 1-4 here **I haven't tried watching this yet - looks like you need to sign up via that link
https://www.kan.org.il/ - Lots of saved shows to choose from - talk shows, music, news, etc.
https://glz.co.il/%D7%92%D7%9C%D7%A6 - Called Army Radio or Galei Tzahal, also known as Galatz; news, music, traffic, music, etc.
https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hebrew - More news
Making History - Over 200 episodes with audio + transcription; topics include history, science and techonology
Streetwise Hebrew - Slang, idioms, and colloqiual expressions are discussed to help the listener understand how Hebrew is currently spoken
Sha'arLaMatchil - Several years worth of newspaper editions with audio + transcripts
Strength Training for People My Age - Strength training article in English & Hebrew
10 Winds, 50 Languages - Short articles with parallel translations in 50 languages
HelloTalk - Desktop/app for chatting with natives
Lang-8 - Post in the TL and have natives correct your writing
-Drops app - Letters
-Clozemaster 1-100 Most Common Words:
-Pimsleur Level 1:
-Srugim Season 1:
-Srugim Season 2: