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Learn Hebrew in NYC :: Williamsburg

$325 for each 20-hour class

Our Hebrew classes are 20 hours each. Our Williamsburg classrooms are two blocks from the Graham Avenue L train stop.

?מה קורה, אחי

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Williamsburg

Level 1

More about Level 1

Taught in English. Level 1 is for students who don’t have a clue about Hebrew and for those who maybe studied it a little bit before but want or need to restart at the very beginning. Level 1 coursework involves a comprehensive overview of the Hebrew alphabet and the sounds they represent that is reinforced through exercises in vocabulary and basic grammar. At the end of Level 1, students are able to read and sound out any written word as well as deliver a basic self presentation.

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Level 1 Group Classes
in Williamsburg

Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
January 29 - April 2, 2015

Level 2

More about Level 2

Level 2 is for anyone who's studied Hebrew before and understands how to use it structurally, even if it's been a while. If you're able to conjugate verbs only in their singular form in the past, present, future, infinitive forms and can tell the difference between Masculine and Feminine verbs you'll feel right at home at level 2. Here are some examples of sentences you should be familiar with if level 2 is right for you:

אני לומד עברית
Ani lomed yivrit/ I'm studying Hebrew (Masculine)

אני אוכלת הרבה
Ani ochelet harbeh/I'm eating a lot (Feminine)

עבדתי הרבה היום
Avadti harbeh hayom/ I worked a lot today (Past tense)

?מה עשית אתמול
Ma asit etmol?/ What did you do yesterday? (Feminine)

בעתיד אטייל לישראל

Present Verb Conjugation

Verb-Feminine Verb-Masculine Pronoun

אוכלת- ochelet

אוכל- ochel

אני

אוכלת- ochelet

אוכל- ochel

אתה\את

אוכלת- ochelet

אוכל- ochel

הוא\היא

Past Verb Conjugation

Verb-Feminine Verb-Masculine Pronoun

אכלתי- achalti

אכלתי- achalti

אני

אכלת - achalt

אכלתָ- achalta

אתה\את

Future Verb Conjugation

Verb-Feminine Verb-Masculine Pronoun

אוכל- oochal

אוכל- oochal

אני

תאכלי- tochli

תאכל-tochal

אתה\את

 

If you can visually and audibly tell apart Masculine from Feminine verbs and tell tenses apart you'll be comfortable in level 2. Level 1 of Hebrew is entirely Singular; Level 2 builds on those same concepts but pluralizes the Past, Present and Future tenses. Each tense is of course pluralized in both Masculine and Feminine. The Hebrew is always transliterated so that you can focus on speaking as much as possible. English is used to reinforce concepts but generally the class is taught in modern Israeli Hebrew.

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students who find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

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Level 2 Group Classes
in Williamsburg

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm
January 26 - April 6, 2015
* Skips Feb 16

Level 3

More about Level 3

Level 3 is for those who can comfortably speak/write in the present tense (“I'm traveling to Israel“), as well as in third person (“He's going home“). Students should feel comfortable conjugating to plurals in Hebrew (“They're flying to Greece“/“We're walking from here“) and also have a clear understanding of the past tense, simple tense (“I did that“) and also the future tense (“I will be going far away“). Students should have some experience with Hebrew vocabulary and be able to introduce themselves, speak about hobbies and answer basic questions (“My name is_______,“ “How are you?“ “Where are you from?“). Level 3 further refines the Hebrew skill set of said conjugations and allows students to form more complex sentences by combining one or more tenses in the same sentence (I'll be going home as I've already finished my work for the day). There will also be exercises to help read Hebrew without vowels in order to increase retention of Hebrew vocabulary.

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students who find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

 

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Level 3 Group Classes
in Williamsburg

Saturdays 12:30 - 3:00pm
January 24 - March 21, 2015
* Skips Feb 14

Level 4

More about Level 4

Level 4 is for those who can comfortably speak/write in the present, past and future tenses.

Level 4 Students should be able to:

1. Combine one or more tenses in the same sentence. For example: 

I'll be going home as I've already finished my work for the day.

He bought a dog so we are taking the dog for a walk.

2. Read Hebrew without the vowels written.

3. Say things in Hebrew like:

a.     Every summer they go to Israel.

b.     You all went to Israel last summer?

c.     We will go to Israel this Saturday.

Level 4 students will be taught completely in Hebrew as the class delves deeper into the intricacies of Hebrew grammar.

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don't stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you're at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students who find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

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There are no open classes for this level at the moment. We'll be adding one soon!

Level 5

More about Level 5

Hebrew 5 will help solidify all major grammar points and prepare you for Advanced Conversation Practice.

Here is a list of things you should be familiar with to know if Hebrew 5 is right for you:

1) You can use the singular and plural forms of verbs to converse in the past, present and future tenses. You understand the roots of all major verbs. Here is a chart of some the conjugations you should comfortable using:

Past

Present

Future

Infinitive

הלכתי לבית שלי

אני אוהב שוקולד

אטייל לישראל בעתיד

לרצות ולעשות

Halachti LaBait Sheli

Ani Ohev Shokolad

Atayel Beh Israel Ba’Ateed

Lirtzot Veh’LaAsot

I went to my home

I love Chocolate

I’ll be traveling to Israel in the future

To want and to do

עשינו הרבה עבודה

אנחנו אוכלים בבית

נצפה בטלוויזיה מחר

N/A

Asinu harbe avoda

Anachnu ochlim babait

Nitzpeh ba’televisia machar

N/A

We did a lot of work

We’re eating at home

We’ll watch television tomorrow

N/A

2) You are getting better at identifying genders for nouns and adjectives.

3) You are also getting comfortable using numbers in the masculine and feminine forms. You understand how to count objects (number + possessive).

4) You can use the correct prepositions for objects and people. 

5) You are also comfortable using adverbs to modify verbs.

6) You understand the difference between indefinite sentences and regular sentences.

Hebrew 5 will help you strengthen all these concepts. If you are already feeling pretty solid with all this grammar, consider signing up for Advanced Conversation Practice.

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students who find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

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There are no open classes for this level at the moment. We'll be adding one soon!

Don't see the level you are looking for or a class that works for your schedule? Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at the top of this page and we'll notify you when we add new classes!

How do I know which level I am?

Each 20-hour class is a “level” (Level 1, Level 2, etc.) and most students choose to continue on to the next level at the end. If you are an absolute beginner and/or wish to start at the very beginning, you should choose a Level 1 class. Level 2 is for students who are at least a tiny bit familiar with how the language works and have taken at least one class at some point before, even if it was a long time ago.

A Level 2 student can usually struggle through saying something like: "Hello, my name is ___, I live in Brooklyn. I have a cat. My brother is a teacher…"; but would not be able to say more complex things like "I wanted to meet up tonight, but I forgot that you aren't available."

80% of our students place themselves correctly, so don’t stress about your level. Use these descriptions to determine which level best matches where you’re at in your study of the language and save your spot in a class by enrolling ASAP. Many of our classes fill up weeks in advance - don't get stuck on a waitlist by waiting too long to enroll! Students that find the class they signed up for is too advanced or not advanced enough after the first week or two should talk to their teacher about switching levels. With the teacher's approval, we will transfer you to the correct level of class in the same language you signed up for at no additional cost. Still hesitant about what level you need? Just give us a call and we can help you select the right class!

If you want to go ahead and purchase the book(s) required for the course you sign up for so that you have it in time for the first class, but end up changing to a different level class that uses a different book, we are happy to buy the unused new book back from you for no more than the price listed on our website (fluentcity.com/books) for that specific book.

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