At Ulpan-Or, our online one-on-one Hebrew courses have helped thousands of students learn the Hebrew language. Now is your chance to win a free online Hebrew course! Following the upcoming holidays, Ulpan-Or is currently launching a Facebook contest to win a free online Hebrew course and a three month subscription to e-tone newspaper for learning Hebrew at the speed of light.Who can win the free Hebrew course?Ulpan-Or “win a free online Hebrew course” contest is open for anyone who wishes to learn Hebrew over internet for their educational, personal, business and professional needs. Participating in the contest is pretty easy, just follow these simple steps:
- Log on to your facebook account and enter Ulpan-Or’s official facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ulpanor?sk=app_208195102528120
- Click on the like button at the top of the page
- Post “Why you love Hebrew” on our wall Or-
- Send a short movie “Why I love learning Hebrew” to Ulpan-Or wall to triple your odds to win
- Eight individual one-on-one online learning sessions – 400$ value!
- Full set of interactive study kits for your level – 200$ value!
- Three-month subscription to our unique online interactive newspaper E-tone – 50$ value!
- Improving speaking skills and developing accurate pronunciation
- Understanding grammar, and learning when and how to use it
- Listening and reading for the main idea and detailed information
- Building vocabulary and slang
- Understanding the culture of Israel
The Israeli Network: A great way to supplement your Hebrew learning
A guest post by our friends at The Israeli NetworkWe at The Israeli Network have always been proud to help Ulpan-Or’s students learn even more Hebrew by seeing Israeli news clips with English subtitles in the ulpan’s E-Tone newspaper. The Israeli Network is a way to watch Israeli TV nearly anywhere in the world through various cable and satellite providers. Programs are broadcast with English subtitles, thus providing a way to be entertained, have fun, and learn Hebrew all at the same time. Hmm, entertainment, fun, and learning Hebrew – that sounds a lot like Ulpan-Or’s own courses! The Israeli Network broadcasts Israel’s most-popular programs from many different Israeli TV channels including Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball and soccer; the current-events satire “Eretz Nehederet”; and numerous comedies, dramas, and reality shows. Our shows connect people not only to Israeli culture but also to the Hebrew language! Through Ulpan-Or and The Israeli Network, people can increase their connections to Israel in countless ways. The Israeli Network provides Ulpan-Or’s E-Tone® interactive newspaper with the most recent clips of Israeli TV news from Israel TV 2 with English subtitles. E-Tone® is a weekly, interactive digest of the latest news with additional Hebrew terms to learn. Students can choose the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. A sample of E-Tone® is available here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KftY3i0YmY According to a study by the Media Consulting Group for the European Commission (PDF), people who watch a foreign-language program with native-language subtitles learn the language being studied better: A sample of 6,000 persons covering a total of 33 countries (European Union and Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey) as well as 5,000 students from this same zone were asked about their viewing habits, their preference for dubbing or subtitling and their language skills. According to this survey, subtitling helps to improve foreign language skills and can also create awareness and provide motivation to learn languages, in both formal and informal contexts, thus contributing to the creation of an environment that encourages multilingualism. Each E-Tone® edition, with the subtitled news-reports, is created with Ulpan-Or’s unique Hebrew-learning methodology, and the items are presented in audio and video files with accompanying text as well as an English translation. E-Tone® focuses on different aspects of life in Israel and around the world while providing fresh, relevant news in Hebrew. Each E-Tone® edition usually comes with four specific items:
- The first is on the latest news in Israel
- The second is on an important development in the rest of the world
- The third discusses culture, science, or sports
- The fourth is an interesting Israeli advertisement
Here at Ulpan-Or, we wanted to give you another chance (if you haven’t been following us on Facebook or twitter) to read and learn the Hebrew words and Hebrew phrases that we have been sharing as our “Hebrew tips of the day”. Whether you have been taking Hebrew classes with us at the ulpan in Jerusalem or ulpan in Tel Aviv, or you have participated in our online Hebrew course, these tips will help you everywhere! Modern Hebrew has a lot of slang and sub-text, and our Hebrew words and phrases of the day will help you learn the Hebrew that is not taught in your books! Learning the aleph-bet in Hebrew is the basis to start learning the language, but for those of that want to have spoken Hebrew and want to feel Israeli, these tips will make your day!So what is your favorite Hebrew tip of the day?Which Hebrew phrase or Hebrew word taught you something new? Here are the 14 tips from the last couple of months: