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 MP3 format from www.routledge.com/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.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Reading and Writing Hebrew 2. Peter Arrives in Isreal 3. Can we Meet? 4. It's a Very Popular Restaurant 5. One Big Family 6. Shopping at the Mall 7. Making Arrangements 8. On the Road on Time 9. Home Sweet Home 10. Sport and Culture 11. Driving Down to the Dead Sea 12. At the Doctors 13. In Jerusalem 14. "Hold the back page!" Media and Communications. Key to Exercises. Appendix. Quick Grammar Reference. Prepositions Chart. Verb Glossary. Herbrew-English Glossary. English-Hebrew. Glossary