The Ulpan teaching method was initiated soon after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, using associative learning to teach Hebrew in Hebrew. eTeacher implements the Ulpan method to teach, using basic vocabulary revolving around Jewish holidays, traditions, modern day Israeli culture and current affairs.
The classes focus on speaking, reading and writing. Throughout the course students learn the Hebrew alphabet (Aleph Bet), vowels, and acquire a vocabulary of roughly 500 words in Hebrew, enabling them to conduct a basic conversation in Modern Hebrew.
No. Unit Name Lesson Summary Unit Description
1 It's so Nice to Meet You! This first class is designed to provide you with an introduction to studying over the Internet and to give us the chance to get to know one another; plus, you’ll start learning how to introduce yourself in Hebrew and get a head start on learning the Hebrew Aleph Bet.
2 I am a Hebrew Student In this unit, you’ll start learning some of the introductory rules of Hebrew grammar and we’ll get more into the skills involved with initiating a conversation.
3 Hi. I’m From America. Where Are You From? This unit will continue to expand your Hebrew vocabulary with the aim of strengthening your ability to converse. At the end of this unit, you should be able to conduct a basic Hebrew conversation. You’ll also be taught how to answer typical questions that might arise in day to day interactions. By the end of this unit, you and your teacher will be engaged in your first interactive dialogue.
4 I, You, We, Them… In Hebrew, there are ten different personal pronouns. In this unit, you’ll get to know all of them, along with their different uses.
5 What’s This? Who’s There? In Hebrew, every object is assigned a gender, either male or female. In this unit, you’ll learn how to identify an object as either male or female and how to describe them in plural form. As always, we’ll continue working on expanding your vocabulary.
6 Learning Hebrew in Hebrew The only way to really reach a level where you are comfortable with Hebrew is to immerse yourself in it. This unit will provide you with the vocabulary words and terms we need so that all future classes will be conducted only in Hebrew. So say goodbye to English during our classes. It’s all Hebrew from here!
7 The Hebrew Verb In Hebrew, unlike English and many other languages, verbs are organized into various categories. This unit will teach you how to identify the different verb categories. After this unit, you will be able to conjugate every verb in Hebrew and to pronounce them correctly.
8 Please, Thank You, Excuse Me In this unit, you’ll learn how to be polite in Hebrew and how to handle yourself in various situations that require politeness, like ordering a cup of coffee. Even better, we’ll teach you how to apologize when you forget to pay for it.
9 Numbers In this unit, you will learn the numbers 0 through 10; you will also learn how to say your phone number in Hebrew and how to request a phone number from information.