The Complete Course for Beginners
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 2, 2021
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. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, this fully revised new edition of Colloquial Hebrew is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Hebrew. This edition features an engaging story line throughout the book encouraging the student to form dialogues and develop conversational skills.
Key features include:
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios.
- translations and transliteration provided throughout in the key
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive, varied range of focused and stimulating exercises
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
- additional resources available at the back of the book and on the web, including a full answer key, a grammar summary a list of verbs used in the book, a prepositions chart and glossaries.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues, and exercise from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the New Edition
Unit 1: Reading and Writing Hebrew
Unit 2: Peter Arrives in Israel
Unit 3: When can we meet?
Unit 4: A Very Popular Restaurant
Unit 5: Family and Plans
Unit 6: Shopping at the Mall
Unit 7: Making Arrangements
Unit 8: On the road and on time
Unit 9: Home Sweet Home
Unit 10: Sport and Culture
Unit 11: Driving down to the Dead Sea
Unit 12: Rising Temperature...
Unit 13: Jerusalem the holy city
Unit 14: From the Bible to modern communication
Appendix I Quick Grammar Reference
Appendix II Prepositions Chart
Zippi Lyttleton is a native speaker of Hebrew holding a BA in English and Philosophy from Bar Ilan University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Birmingham University. A highly qualified teacher and author, Zippi’s expertise lies in Curriculum Design and Teacher Training having been a member of the English Language team at Tel-Aviv University tasked with writing and delivering English textbooks for high school National Curriculum. On moving to London, Zippi was a contributor to the Hebrew curriculum at the Sternberg Centre for Jewish Education, writing and delivering teaching materials and teacher training.