I tried to teach myself Hebrew last year and although I was able to teach myself the alphabet (alef-bet), I found it very hard to learn without the structure of a course. I’ve been looking for a course ever since. I couldn’t take the course offered by the university since it conflicted with my teaching duties and I tried searching for other courses in Toronto to no avail. Either the courses were too expensive, too far, or simply didn’t exist. So I registered today for an online Hebrew class. It looks pretty good and they called me from Israel right after I hit submit on my request for information. Classes begin only in November – I just missed the beginning of the current set of classes, which began this week! – and a course lasts nine months. It’s two hours/week – one with a class and one private class with the teacher. Can’t wait!