{Free Textbooks} Colloquial Hebrew (Colloquial Series)Author Zippi Lyttleton – Bilb-weil.de

Colloquial Hebrew provides a step by step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today Combining a user friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of situations No prior knowledge of the language is required Key features include progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Hebrew will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Hebrew Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP format from routledge cw colloquials Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills

9 thoughts on “Colloquial Hebrew (Colloquial Series)

  1. David L. Evans David L. Evans says:

    I ll start with a brief pros cons list pros Contemporary and not out dated The CD s halp pronunciation terrifically All the grammar language points are demonstrated clearly e.g word pairs, definite nouns, masculine feminine terms, etc It s light enough so as not to bog you down with an overly academic approach.Cons There is a SLIGHT tendency to put words in exercises that have not been covered in the course at that point There are points that are covered in the CD s that aren t indicated as such in the book so be very conscious and dilligent in referring back to the CDs to check you re not missing points I would appreciate a extensive dictionary at the back Obviously a full on wold be impractical but a bit would have been appreciated.That being said Once I bought a Hebrew English dictionary, I found the whole thing a lot easier so I reccomend this highly None of my negative points are major and are all highly out weighed by the pros I have been using this book for about 5 months or so now for about an hour or so a day and really enjoy it and find it a great help If you are learning as an English speaker in England as I am I do have some tips for you immerse yourself as much in the language as possible make friends on Facebook or equivilant to chat with and find out how to add Hebrew to your computer language input system Watch news reports or other short video clips on youtube although you won t understand almost all the words at the start, I promise it does help Same goes for movies I reccomend Waltz With Bashir If you can find them buy kids books There s one called , Dodo the fish which I liked These help a lot as there isn t a lot of chance to read an extended set of dialogue you aren t already familiar with in the book.I heartily endorse this product

  2. M E Salmond M E Salmond says:

    I chose this simply because I joined a class who had already decided to use this book I like the way the texts are in the form of conversations which means 2nd person forms are used as much as 1st and 3rd I came in having covered most of the ground already So I value the book as a pleasant way of internalising what I already know especially with the CDs I did not care for the transliterations as there are so many thousands of varieties of English It would have been better to have used IPA terms explaining those terms in a chapter I am supposed to know intuitively what hard and soft mean in practice.The transliterations possibly hinder the beginner from making the all out effort with the Hebrew script and thereby not building up a memory of the shape of the words.Later on instructions could have been repeated in Hebrew But all in all it s about the best course book I ve come across.

  3. wisdom wise wisdom wise says:

    This is a comprehensive book, clearly written and well laid out The book is expensive, for the price it would have been good to have an audio link to ensure correct diction.

  4. Michael Michael says:

    This book addresses the task of teaching a language that seems very daunting to the complete beginner, as I was It leaves out the various vowel symbols, which simplifies matters a bit The exercises are tough but worth working at, and the discs seem well done, and even amusing at times.

  5. stewart hamblin stewart hamblin says:

    An excellent book but be warned that on some devices eg my android tablet the Hebrew script is almost impossible to read and the publishers seriously need to address this at it can make the digital edition almost worthless That s why it s only two stars.

  6. activities-crafts-games.co Customer activities-crafts-games.co Customer says:

    I do have basic Hebrew but this book as really helped out in terms of conversation

  7. activities-crafts-games.co Customer activities-crafts-games.co Customer says:

    Hard work but worth it

  8. Fiona G. Fiona G. says:

    Only just getting started but really happy so far Especially happy that it introduces the 3 tenses past, present and future on the one course, which not all language courses do Lots of accessible information and it came with CD and cassette, so I can use both

  9. Susanne Susanne says:

    Eigentlich war ich mit Lehrwerken zu Hebr isch bereits versorgt und brauchte kein Buch f r komplette Anf nger, doch eine Empfehlung und ebenso die guten Kundenrezensionen haben mich dann doch aufhorchen lassen.Wie der Titel verr t geht es bei Colloquial Hebrew um das umgangssprachliche, sprich moderne Hebr isch Mir pers nlich hilft es zus tzlich weiter, denn das Werk ist nicht nur nach Alltagsthemen und dem dazugeh rigen Wortschatz sortiert, sondern auch sauber nach der Grammatik gegliedert Erkl rt wird ausf hrlich und mit Texten untermauert Zu sch tzen wei ich auch die Dialoge wo hat man sonst die Chance, gesprochenes Hebr isch zu h ren Die dazugeh rige CD muss leider separat gekauft werden, aber es lohnt sich.