01 Learn to Read and Write Biblical Hebrew

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This university level course teaches you in easy-to-follow steps how to identify the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, their names, and how to write them. After you have learned the Hebrew vowels, you will begin to read Hebrew words and even short sentences.

Many years of teaching experience have taught us that it is important for students to have proper exercises to help review the material. We therefore included a grammar summary, 3 worksheets with writing and reading exercises, 3 reading exercises, and a final test.

Course Goals:

- Identify and write the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, including the final forms

- Give the alphabetical order of the Hebrew letters

- Identify and write the Hebrew vowels

- Give the sound of all Hebrew letters and vowels


For this course you don't need any previous knowledge of Hebrew at all.

Completion of the Course:

You can complete the course in approximately 5 hours of study time.

Your Instructor

Michal Shmuel
Michal Shmuel

Michal has over 5 years experience in teaching biblical Hebrew for the world's leading online language academy, eTeacher. She has taught biblical Hebrew at all levels to academic students (through Hebrew University, Jerusalem) and non-academic students in private tutorials and online classrooms. She holds an MA in Semitic Languages and focused mostly on biblical Hebrew during her studies, exploring the different stages of the language, the genres found in the bible, and the correspondence of grammar, semantics, style, etc. As a Hebrew language instructor she combines the didactic methods of different renowned Hebrew teachers with modern designs and expectations.

Class Curriculum

  Introduction to the Course Material
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
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