Israeli Hebrew for Speakers of English
6 Briar Lane
Newark, DE 19711 USA
Israeli Hebrew for Speakers of English is a series of Hebrew
language textbooks designed by a group of linguists and Hebrew
instructors at the University of Illinois. The books are
accompanied by extensive audio materials and a "computerized
workbook", both available for free download from this website.
The series is designed with the following goals in mind:
- Instruction in Hebrew as the language is really spoken in
- Introduction of contemporary Israeli culture
- Gradual and highly controlled introduction of grammatical
- Inclusion of very extensive practice material
- Reading passages should have a highly controlled vocabulary
- Very clear summaries of grammar and vocabulary will appear at
the end of each chapter
- Material will be suitable for college, adults and high schools
The series, published by Duben Books, consists of three
textbooks covering elementary, intermediate and
advanced-intermediate Hebrew. The textbooks are used at major
universities, as well as in high schools and
adult education programs.
Price and ordering
Follow the link below to purchase our books via the Internet, a
service provided by Paypal. Please note that there are two
prices for each book, one for class orders of five or more books and
the other for fewer than five books. Please choose the price
applicable to your order.
All orders are subject to shipping charges. You will be
prompted to enter your ZIP code so that shipping charges will be
computed and added to your order.
Note: We are selling current stock of Book II for only $28 rather
than the normal price of $42 because the glue in the binding has
dried up and, as a result, the pages come loose. Other than having
loose bindings, the current books are in perfect condition.
price list and ordering information
Israeli Hebrew audio material are
available MP3 format. See the link below.
Students and teachers are authorized to download the files vand
make audio CDs from the MP3 files for their own use or for class
In some browsers clicking on files in the audio materials we
have uploaded will play the file in your browser, while in others
the file will be downloaded to your computer for you to play in
the MP3 player of your choice. In most browsers ALT (Option)
clicking on the file will download it to your computer. The
files should also play on your iPod or portable MP3 player.
Now available: computer assisted instruction (CAI) to accompany Israeli Hebrew Book One and
Book Two. A very extensive program of computer assisted
instruction, originally developed for the University of Illinois
PLATO Project, is available for free download.
This material is like a computerized workbook for learning
Hebrew. As you practice, your computer corrects your mistakes.
Learning Hebrew with your computer is easy
and fun. Download
the lessons and try it
out. (Sorry, but we cannot offer support for problems
running these files on your computer.)