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!

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

5 thoughts on “Shalom!”

  1. Alexandra,

    Obrigado por o seu comentario no meu blog. Você escreve muito bem em Catalão.

    Afegiré el teu bloc entre els preferits del meu,

    Una abraçada/Um abraço des de Nova York.

  2. É pago sim mas vc não precisa se comprometer imediatamente. No início vc paga uma taxa de $80 pelo material (incluindo microfone/fone de ouvido e todos os livros necessários) que é enviado por correio express de Israel. Depois, quando começa o curso, vc pode assistir as primeiras duas aulas sem se comprometer. Se vc não gostar, pode cancelar depois da segunda aula. Se quiser continuar, vc paga o resto do curso, que pode ser dividio em duas vezes e de onde é abatido a taxa do material.

    O curso dura 9 meses e custa 890$. Eu não achei caro pois aqui em Toronto os cursos que eu encontrei custam entre 600 dolares por 4 meses ou 200 por 5-6 semanas. O legal de ser online é que na sua classe pode haver alunos falando da França, dos EUA ou até mesmo do Brasil e vc pode gravar a classe inteira e assistir de novo depois para revisar. Achei bem bacana. Vamos ver!

  3. L’shana tova! Toda raba. Ken.

    The funny thing about being Jewish is the amount of Hebrew you know without knowing what it means. The middle one means thank you very much, I think.

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