The Hebrew Basic Course is designed to teach spoken and written modern Hebrew that is the ordinary, informal speech of educated native Israelis. It is not intended as a text for the study of the Old Testament or other Hebrew literature.
The course starts by training students in the sounds and pronunciation of Hebrew. From the start the Hebrew spelling is placed alongside written transcripts designed to help you to listen. Subsequent lessons incorporate guided imitation, repetition, memorization, pattern and response drills, and conversation. Other drills include vocabulary and verb, substitution, substitution-agreement, expansion, transformation, and translation.