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rachael01
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I was really excited to learn Hebrew when I was planning this trip. But became discouraged and frustrated when the teachers didn't have time to help you one on one and all the home assignments were never graded. THis makes it more difficult to have a continuing lesson in the subject. Also, I don't think there were enough levels that met the students' needs. Many of us that had some previous Hebrew were either put in the lowest or the middle groups were we were either too proficient or not enough to learn anything usable in the class.
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Kefa118
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, United States
History, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Hebrew
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Hebrew a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Hebrew
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Hebrew?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
When I came to Israeli I only knew some prayer book Hebrew. I came with the main goal of learning to speak Hebrew. There are plenty of opportunities to learn. There are two six-week courses in Hebrew, one in the summer and the other in the winter. During the quarter, Hebrew is offered as a regular language course and is required, unless you are fluent and taking regular university classes in Hebrew. By the time I left Israel, I had moved from the aleph (first) level to the dalet (fourth) level. Now I am doing research that requires reading government debates and newspaper articles from the 1950s, all in Hebrew.
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Carlos
Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
Humanities, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
One of the reasons I went to Israel is because I really wanted to be exposed to Hebrew. In and outside the classroom my experience exceeded my expectations. We could apply what we learned in class in many daily life situations, and we got a pretty good exposure to "slang" that we could latter use while hanging out with Israelis.
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jasong
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I began with no knowlege of Hebrew beyond the alphabet, but left with the ability to hold a conversation in Hebrew, as well as with basic knowledge of the grammar. being in beer-sheva, as opposed to tel-aviv or jerusalem is a definite positive in that area.
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silverl
George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Living with Israelis really added to the opportunities to learn the language. Although it is tempting to always turn to your American friends because there is no language barrier, oush yourself to hang out with your roomates or other Israelis to further improve your Hebrew communication skills.
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anonymous
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, USAC
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I wish more stress would have been placed on language requirements in the classroom. It was also difficult to have personal instructor time when having difficulities. Overall though, it was a good introduction to the language.
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dlf1stfidl
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
3.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was nice to know that if I couldn't figure something out that there was usually a way to comunicat in hebrish, but if I wanted to struggle and not have any help that was also possible
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ermp
George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Religion/Theology, Undergraduate, Independent
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Hebrew
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Hebrew a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Hebrew
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Hebrew?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I do not like how they teach hebrew. Not enough info was given at a time and there wasn't enough tests. I definetly feel I need to be tested a lot in order to force myself to learn. NOt enough is stressed on vocab words because most of the lessons involve grammer.
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anonymous
University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, Overseas Student Program
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
4.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Hebrew
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Hebrew a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Hebrew
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Hebrew?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Very easy to learn Hebrew - if you apply yourself!
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