Hebrew Language Course

In cooperation with the

The course will be instructed by our Israeli Emissary – Shani Aslan. For questions or more information contact Shani:

Israel@riverdaley.org, Saslan@ywashhts.org, (917) 459-9650

Beginners:
  • Starting March 1st at 6:00 pm
  • Every Monday at 6 pm, Ends on Monday, April 5
Advanced:
  • Starts March 3rd at 6 pm
  • Every Wednesday at 6 pm, Ends on Wednesday, April 7

Course Description

General guidelines:
  • Six week course
  • One class every week
  • One hour class
  • Syllabus is flexible and could change according to students’ levels and requests

Beginner Class Syllabus:

We will focus on basic speaking skills including:

  • Introduction to the Hebrew language
    • Writing and reading Hebrew
    • Grammar basics
    • A little history of the language
    • Sounds and letters in Hebrew
    • Pronunciation of Challenging Sounds (chet, Aain, Reish)
  • Basic Vocabulary
    • Hebrew pronouns – I, we, you, he, she, it, they
    • Question words – What, why, when, where, who, how
    • Happy birthday, congratulations, good luck, welcome
  • Basic small talk conversation
    • Greetings – Hello! how are you? How was your day?
    • Introducing yourself – Name, from, age
  • Israeli culture through the Hebrew language
    • Expressions
    • Slang
    • Music, shows, videos
    • Stories from Israel

During the course, the students will be tested, and receive homework.

Advanced Class Syllabus:

We will focus on improving speaking and comprehension skills including:

  • Practice speaking and listening to Hebrew
    • Class conversations
    • Part of class will be in Hebrew
    • Expending vocabulary
  • Daily conversations
    • Small talk
    • the news, weather, food, culture
    • Going to a restaurant
  • Grammer
    • Tenses: past, present & future
    • Asking questions
    • Building sentences
  • Reading & writing exercises
    • Short stories
    • News
    • Texting
  • Israeli culture through the Hebrew language
    • Expressions
    • Slang and common phrases
    • Music, shows, videos
    • Stories from Israel

During the course, the students will be tested, and receive homework.