Spotlight|February 20, 2011 1:15 PM

Hebrew learning newspapers make Language acquisition interesting in a brand new way!

Researchers and educators agree that teaching a foreign language works better when the students see it as relevant to their lives and they associate the new language with exciting experiences.
Israeli parents in the Diaspora intuit that speaking, reading and writing Hebrew is the key to maintaining their children’s tie to their people and culture.
The question of how to make the Hebrew language come alive for expatriate Israeli youth as well as for students in more formal settings is answered by  two lively, exciting publications.  Thousands of readers and students in over seventy countries are already using the bi-weekly Bereshit and Yanshuf newspapers learn Hebrew while keeping up with events in Israel and experiencing Jewish life and culture.
Easy Hebrew Newspaper - Yanshuf

Easy Hebrew Newspaper - Yanshuf

Bereshit and Yanshuf are unique, organic learning tools because to fully understand the articles, readers must acquire Hebrew vocabulary & grammar. These publications include guides and relevant vocabulary lists on the sides and bottom of each page.  In addition, an audio CD arrives with each issue. Every article in the newspaper is read slowly and clearly by a native speaker.  This combination of reading and hearing is unique to these publications and makes learning Hebrew vital and organic.

These publications are endorsed by noted educators and educational authorities:
  • Israeli Ministry of Education
  • Department for Diaspora Education of the JA
Advantages for your students of learning Hebrew with our publications:
  • Current affairs and feature articles make learning to read more interesting for your students.
  • The articles are written by Israeli journalists making the material topical and interesting
  • Bereshit & Yanshuf are special publications edited to be used as classroom tools.
  • Grammar and vocabulary tools are provided on the sides and bottom of each page.
  • Every article is read slowly and clearly on the CD that accompanies each issue.
  • Reading and hearing complement to provide an unparalleled learning experience.
How are they used to foster learning?

Both Yanshuf and Bereshit provide interactive opportunities to use the vocabulary and grammar they are learning.  By using the audio CD like a language lab, the student learns correct pronunciation in an intuitive manner.  Articles in each issue are intentionally written at three different skill levels, to provide incentive for personal advancement in Hebrew.   The reader is exposed to a vocabulary of at least 2000 words, repeated least twice a year. This causes the student to expand their vocabulary and review what they learn.
How do the two publications differ?

Easy Hebrew Newspaper - Bereshit

Easy Hebrew Newspaper - Bereshit

Bereshit meaning at the beginning is a perfect fit for the rank beginner.

Yanshuf meaning “owl”, is for intermediate and advanced students.
Both newspapers are published twice a month during the academic year. They provide content which is of interest to readers of all ages – children as well as adults.
They report news from Israel & the Diaspora, as well as sports, science, culture, and holidays.
They include crossword puzzles and games, to excite the student.

Researchers and educators agree that teaching a foreign language works better when the students see it as relevant to their lives and they associate the new language with exciting experiences.Israeli parents in the Diaspora intuit that speaking, reading and writing Hebrew is the key to maintaining their children’s tie to their people and culture.
The question of how to make the Hebrew language come alive for expatriate Israeli youth as well as for students in more formal settings is answered by  two lively, exciting publications.  Thousands of readers and students in over seventy countries are already using the bi-weekly Bereshit and Yanshuf easy Hebrew newspapers learn Hebrew while keeping up with events in Israel and experiencing Jewish life and culture.
Bereshit and Yanshuf are unique, organic learning tools because to fully understand the articles, readers must acquire Hebrew vocabulary & grammar. These publications include guides and relevant vocabulary lists on the sides and bottom of each page.  In addition, an audio CD arrives with each issue. Every article in the newspaper is read slowly and clearly by a native speaker.  This combination of reading and hearing is unique to these publications and makes learning Hebrew vital and organic.

These publications are endorsed by noted educators and educational authorities:

  • Israeli Ministry of Education• Department for Diaspora Education of the JA

Advantages for your students of learning Hebrew with our publications:

  • Current affairs and feature articles make learning to read more interesting for your students.
  • The articles are written by Israeli journalists making the material topical and interesting
  • Bereshit & Yanshuf are special publications edited to be used as classroom tools.
  • Grammar and vocabulary tools are provided on the sides and bottom of each page.
  • Every article is read slowly and clearly on the CD that accompanies each issue.
  • Reading and hearing complement to provide an unparalleled learning experience.

How are they used to foster learning?

Both Yanshuf and Bereshit provide interactive opportunities to use the vocabulary and grammar they are learning.  By using the audio CD like a language lab, the student learns correct pronunciation in an intuitive manner.  Articles in each issue are intentionally written at three different skill levels, to provide incentive for personal advancement in Hebrew.   The reader is exposed to a vocabulary of at least 2000 words, repeated least twice a year. This causes the student to expand their vocabulary and review what they learn.

How do the two publications differ?

Bereshit meaning at the beginning is a perfect fit for the rank beginner.   Yanshuf meaning “owl”, is for intermediate and advanced students.
Both newspapers are published twice a month during the academic year. They provide content which is of interest to readers of all ages – children as well as adults.  They report news from Israel & the Diaspora, as well as sports, science, culture, and holidays.  They include crossword puzzles and games, to excite the student.

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