FSI: Basic Hebrew (MP3/PDF)

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Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Hebrew the proven way—just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Hebrew in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Hebrew using this proven audio/text method.

While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master grammar skills at a scholarly level—all with the confidence and polish of a native Hebrew speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 24 hours of audio, 40 units (lessons)
* 552-page text
* Learn modern Hebrew
* Understanding the Hebrew alphabet
* Pronunciation drills and notes
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Vocabulary and rapid response drills
* Substitution and transformation drills
* Grammatical notes and practice
* Conversation review and readings

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic family. It became extinct by the 4th century, but was revived in the 1880s. With over 8 million speakers, it is spoken natively in Israel and various other parts of the world. Modern Hebrew is used for informal speech by educated Israelis, and differs from Classical Hebrew, which is used in prayer and religious studies in Jewish communities around the world, as well as for study of the Old Testament or ancient Hebrew literature.

Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio-Forum® Difference: Audio-Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.

System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5 & up
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM