• Hebrew Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-04-2010
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Hebrew Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Hebrew.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2000 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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  • KrankyKat
  • 19-07-2012

FUN, recommended but don't expect too much!

This review refers to the entire Phase 1 (Lessons 1-30).

I will begin my review with some comments on the promises regarding your supposed language skills after 30 sessions of 30 minutes and then move on to underlining the good points.

The publisher promises you that you will have intermediate Hebrew after 30 sessions of 30 minutes each. It is pretty obvious that that's not possible. (If it were, everybody would speak 15 languages on an intermediate level.)

Quite different to what they tell you, you most certainly DO NOT get to a level I would call immediate and you won't be able to have any "specific" conversations. Your learn about 6 - 7 verbs in the present - maybe 10, I didn't count, but: not many.
Opposed to what the publishers tell you, you will not be able to "comfortably" talk about past events unless you consider knowing three (or four?) verbs in the past in 3 persons comfortable.

HOWEVER: You will get a good feeling for the language. You will be very good at counting and at telling the time, you will really hear the language all the time. The course is very well structured and gives you some of the truly essential words, not just nouns and verbs, but also prepositions and time words and other words you really need (now, later, too much, far, important, good, bad, then, why, when, since when, for how long etc.)

I have been using this along with other, printed matter, and I find this is very pleasant to use. It's really easy - you can do it while you clean the house - , it's short (30 minute lessons), it helps you remember words and phrases and it's probably helpful in giving you decent pronunciation.

Very useful, especially for Hebrew I find (because of the difficulties you have when you only know little Hebrew and you are reading unknown words). Absolutely recommend it and will buy the second phase.

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  • BabyDee78
  • 26-03-2015

love Pimsleur method!

I really enjoyed this program & I plan on purchasing all the language units whenever I get a chance. This method really works I remembered everything that I learned & I went over it a couple of times and it was very painless and I understood the language differences from English so I really enjoyed it and I cannot wait to purchase more languages in the future.

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  • Kyle Adams
  • 17-08-2017

A demo

This is a one lesson demo to help you get a feel for the way the classes work.

I think the classes are fantastic, I just wish there were more on here.

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  • natalia
  • 30-06-2017

Great Program! Easy!

I speak 3 languages I wish I had this when I was leaning to the other two!

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  • EL Barbour
  • 22-05-2016

Excited for the future.

I had nearly lost hope in learning a second language, not anymore. This system works!

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  • Larry Oppenhein
  • 19-04-2015

awesome

I find it very useful.. uniquely set up. there is an ease about it that is quite easily understood.

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  • andrea plinerread the book
  • 15-04-2015

Hebrew review

Met expectations
Will go to. Ext lesson
Not intimidating
Clear pronunciation
Like repetitive nature of learning
Would like fifteen minute lessons

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  • Meli
  • 03-08-2018

Too formal, too focused on prononounciation

I'm glad I could sample the first lesson. I liked it in the beginning but it becomes evident to me that little attention is given to writing and reading. Also, very formal sentences, I don't think I will ever speak this way with regular folks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-2017

wonderful

Very good lesson

I learned a lot it was simple concuss and to the point.