The Hebrew Alphabet - Master reading and writing in Hebrew
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The Hebrew Alphabet - Master reading and writing in Hebrew

The most comprehensive and helpful Hebrew course
5.0 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
32 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 38 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognize and name all the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  • Distinguish cursive and print letters.
  • Write simple words in Hebrew.
  • Differentiate vowel sounds, called niqqud.
  • Read texts with pronunciation signs.
  • Confidently use 50 words.
Requirements
  • Download and print the practice materials included in the course.
  • Get a lined notebook for taking notes throughout the lessons and for self-practice.
Description

Shalom, everyone. Welcome to the Hebrew Alphabet course.

  • Are you willing to expand your knowledge of the world by mastering a new tongue?

  • Do you plan to visit Israel and you want to understand the basics of the language?

  • Do you wish to speak Hebrew and you need a solid base?

If you answered 'Yes', then this course is perfect for you as it covers the first and essential step in any language – learning the alphabet. You might think understanding Hebrew letters and reading is like rocket science, as letters look completely different and words are written from right to left but I must warn you that by the end of this course you will change your mind.

After completing the course you will know the alphabet, you will be able to pronounce all letters confidently, distinguish printed and handwritten letters, and also practice reading and writing in Hebrew.

This course will get you there, trust me.

I went through the same process of learning Hebrew, starting with the most complex step, as I thought, reading those letters. But now it seems even funny to me, as I can easily read and write in Hebrew.

If I could do it, you also can.

Let’s see how the course is built. To make learning the alphabet easier and more effective we are going to break it down in small groups. In each section, you will learn through short video-lesson, slide-presentations, and quizzes.

As you know, practice makes perfect. So every lesson is accompanied by handouts or practice materials that you should print and complete after each lesson or section of the course. Similarly to copybooks, they’re designed to provide you with extra practice of the material you’ve learned at the video lessons. Finding the time and completing the tasks will help you to master and memorize the alphabet faster.

So, let’s get started! It is the right time to learn  Hebrew.

Who this course is for:
  • People who are absolute beginners in Hebrew.
  • People who might learn Hebrew to move to Israel.
  • People who intend to use Hebrew to communicate daily.
  • People of various ages who are willing to expand their knowledge of the world by learning a new language.
  • People who are interested in Hebrew as it is one of the most ancient languages spoken today.
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 01:20:39
+ Introduction. Letters Alef-Hei.
8 lectures 14:49

7 facts about the Hebrew alphabet

In this video, you are going to learn some basic info about the alphabet. Some terms may seem unfamiliar to you. Read the descriptions before you watch the video.

Before you watch

Sofit (from Hebrew סופית - final, finally) - a final form of some letters in Hebrew.

Consonant - a sound that is produced when the breath that flows out through the mouth is blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. For example - b, g, d, f, k.

Vowel - a sound that is produced when the breath that flows out through the mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. For example - a, o, u, e, i.

After you watch

Please download the resources attached to this lesson. There you'll find an image with all the seven facts from the video. You might watch the lesson again this time looking at the PDF/JPG. I also recommend printing the document and make notes on it.

The following Hebrew letters were mentioned in the video:

  • sofits - kaf, mem, nun, pey and tsadi.

  • weak consonants - alef, hei, vav, yud and ayin.

Preview 03:00

Complete this quick and fun quiz to check what you've learned so far.

7 facts about the alphabet
7 questions

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter א (Alef)

The writing worksheets are attached to this lecture, there you will practice writing the five letters and words that you will learn in the section. Please download the documents and print them out.

The resources are presented in two formats: PDF and JPEG. In case you have problems with printing the PDF due to the Hebrew fonts, download the JPEG and print it out. Good luck!

Feel free to text me if you have any questions.

Preview 01:45

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ב (Bet)

Preview 01:32

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ג (Gimel)

Preview 01:26

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ד (Dalet)

Preview 01:19

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ה (Hei)

Preview 01:23

Learn how to write the letters from this section.

While you are watching the video focus on several things:

  • where I start writing the letter

  • the size of the letter

  • the position on the line

Practice writing in the worksheets provided to the sections or in your notebook. Remember, practice makes perfect so write at least 2 lines of each letter.

Letters writing practice #1
02:01

Feel the progress! Now you can compose words, isn't it great?!

Similarly to the letters writing practice, watch carefully the way words are written and this time pay attention to the space between the letters.

Good luck!

Words writing practice #1
02:23

Quizzes help to embed information in our brains. Make your learning much more effective by completing the brief and engaging quizzes after each section.

Letters Alef - Hei
10 questions
+ Letters Vav - Yod
7 lectures 12:21

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ו (Vav)

The writing worksheets are attached to this lecture, there you will practice writing the five letters and words that you will learn in the section. Please download the documents and print them out.

The resources are presented in two formats: PDF and JPEG. In case you have problems with printing the PDF due to the Hebrew fonts, download the JPEG and print it out. Good luck!

Feel free to text me if you have any questions.

ו - Vav
01:35

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ז (Zayin)

ז - Zain
01:24

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ח (Het)

ח - Het
01:40

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ט (Tet)

ט - Tet
01:23

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter י (Yod)

י - Yud
02:12

Learn how to write the letters from this section.

While you are watching the video focus on several things:

  • where I start writing the letter

  • the size of the letter

  • the position on the line

Practice writing in the worksheets provided to the sections or in your notebook. Remember, practice makes perfect so write at least 2 lines of each letter.

Letters writing practice #2
01:35

Feel the progress! Now you can compose words, isn't it great?!

Similarly to the letters writing practice, watch carefully the way words are written and this time pay attention to the space between the letters.

Good luck!

Words writing practice #2
02:32

Summarize what you've learned by completing this minute quiz.

Letters Vav - Yod
10 questions
+ Letters Kaph - Samekh
7 lectures 11:17

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter כ (Kaph)

The writing worksheets are attached to this lecture, there you will practice writing the five letters and words that you will learn in the section. Please download the documents and print them out.

The resources are presented in two formats: PDF and JPEG. In case you have problems with printing the PDF due to the Hebrew fonts, download the JPEG and print it out. Good luck!

Feel free to text me if you have any questions.

כ - Kaph
01:46

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ל (Lamed)

ל - Lamed
01:13

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter מ (Mem)

מ - Mem
01:28

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter נ (Nun)

נ - Nun
01:11

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ס (Samekh)

ס - Samekh
01:11

Learn how to write the letters from this section.

While you are watching the video focus on several things:

  • where I start writing the letter

  • the size of the letter

  • the position on the line

Practice writing in the worksheets provided to the sections or in your notebook. Remember, practice makes perfect so write at least 2 lines of each letter.

Letters writing practice #3
02:01

Feel the progress! Now you can compose words, isn't it great?!

Similarly to the letters writing practice, watch carefully the way words are written and this time pay attention to the space between the letters.

Good luck!

Words writing practice #3
02:27

Take this quick quiz to review what you've learned in this section

Letters Kaph - Samekh
10 questions
+ Letters Ayin - Tav
9 lectures 15:28

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ע (Ayin)

The writing worksheets are attached to this lecture, there you will practice writing the seven letters and words that you will learn in the section. Please download the documents and print them out.

The resources are presented in two formats: PDF and JPEG. In case you have problems with printing the PDF due to the Hebrew fonts, download the JPEG and print it out. Good luck!

Feel free to text me if you have any questions.

ע - Ayin
01:37

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter פ (Pey)

פ - Pey
01:25

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter צ (Tzadi)

צ - Tsadi
01:24

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ק (Qoph)

ק - Qoph
01:14

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ר (Resh)

ר - Resh
01:09

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ש (Shin)

ש - Shin
01:46

Learn how to pronounce, read and write letter ת (Tav)

ת - Tav
01:56

Learn how to write the letters from this section.

While you are watching the video focus on several things:

  • where I start writing the letter

  • the size of the letter

  • the position on the line

Practice writing in the worksheets provided to the sections or in your notebook. Remember, practice makes perfect so write at least 2 lines of each letter.

Letters writing practice #4
02:49

Feel the progress! Now you can compose words, isn't it great?!

Similarly to the letters writing practice, watch carefully the way words are written and this time pay attention to the space between the letters.

Good luck!

Words writing practice #4
02:08

Take this simple quiz to know that you are progressing

Letters Ayin - Yav
10 questions
+ Sofits - final forms of 5 letters
9 lectures 15:48

Learn general information about the final forms of the letters in Hebrew.

Download the PDF or JPEG after watching, reflect on what you've learned in the lesson and read the examples of the words with soffits aloud.

Introduction to the sofits
01:50

Learn how to pronounce, read and write ך (kaph sofit).

Kaph sofit
01:03

Learn how to pronounce, read and write ם (mem sofit).

Mem sofit
01:47

Learn how to pronounce, read and write ן (nun sofit).

Nun sofit
02:35

Learn how to pronounce, read and write ף (pey sofit).

Pey sofit
01:54

Learn how to pronounce, read and write ץ (tsadi sofit).

Tzadi sofit
01:54

Learn how to write the letters from this section.

While you are watching the video focus on several things:

  • where I start writing the letter

  • the size of the letter

  • the position on the line

Practice writing in the worksheets provided to the sections or in your notebook. Remember, practice makes perfect so write at least 2 lines of each letter.

Letters writing practice #5
02:32

Feel the progress! Now you can compose words, isn't it great?!

Similarly to the letters writing practice, watch carefully the way words are written and this time pay attention to the space between the letters.

Good luck!

Words writing practice #5
02:10

Recall the material from the fifth section and feel a sense of progression.

Quiz
00:03
+ Build a basic reading skills in Hebrew. Explaining the vocalization or niqqud.
6 lectures 09:33

Discover the basics of the vocalization in Hebrew.

Read the definition of the term before you start watching the lesson.

Niqqud or nikkud (Hebrew: נִקּוּד, "dotting, pointing") is a system of diacritical signs used to represent vowels or distinguish between alternative pronunciations of letters of the Hebrew alphabet. (Wikipedia)


Introduction to the vocalization in Hebrew
01:35

Watch the lesson and take notes if needed.

Niqqud overview
01:15

Watch the lesson and take notes if needed.

Detailed explanations of 10 niqqud marks
03:19

It's time to nail reading!

First read every niqqud with the letters (vertically) and then the letters with different punctuation marks (horizontally).

Your progress depends on you! Invest time in practicing and it will undoubtedly pay you off.

Master reading with the niqqud activator
02:35
Reading practice
00:32
The course vocabulary bank
00:17