This is an introduction to reading, writing and speaking Modern Hebrew. It is suitable for a complete beginner or for someone who has some rusty Hebrew. The book covers all the language and situations needed for a trip to Israel, whether on business or pleasure. The course is very communication-centered and the empahsis throughout is on speaking and being understood in practical everyday situations. New grammar is presented through dialogues and there is plenty of opportunity to practise and check understanding throughout. The Hebrew Script is introduced right from the start with transliteration for the early units, to help with reading and pronunciation. Culture notes accompany the text and there is a two-way vocabulary listing at the end of the book. This is a completely new book, wirtten by a leading teacher of Modern Hebrew as a Foreign Language. There is a double CD to accompany the book, which can be bought separately (0340 812877) or with the book in a pack (0340 812869).
Shula Gilboa is a teacher and teacher-trainer and lives in Israel. She has degrees in Hebrew Literature and Jewish Philosophy, an MA in Education and qualifications for mainstream teaching and Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language.