Wanting all the materials used here at Ulpan Aviv to reflect their own unique method and style, Gil and Osnat set out to create their own. Our in-house language experts have written extensive range of books and materials; all accompanied with audio tracks. These materials are used both here in Israel at our Ulpans and sold world-wide to guide self-study.
There are many theories of learning with regards to language acquisition and many explanations as to how language is procured. One thing that is evident from research in this field is that the facilitation of language acquisition is a very personal process. There are those who find that visual stimulation facilitates their retention of new material and others who prefer auditory or exposition. All of these aspects have been taken in to consideration whilst developing and updating the library of materials that we use here Ulpan Aviv. All though there is some common foundation material used in all the beginners’ courses, (grammar, verbs, vocabulary etc.), materials are selected according to the individual student’s particularities. The materials that we use here at Ulpan Aviv, not only consist of written materials, but also of multi-media materials such as: MP3 sound tracks, DVD’s, current television series, Israeli literature, newspapers etc.
Hebrew learning is divided in to 6 levels of competence with each of the levels being named after one of the letters in the Hebrew ‘Aleph Bet’: Alef, Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Heh and Vav. The absolute beginner’s level is Alef and the most advanced level is Vav. At Ulpan Aviv, we have the materials and the experience necessary to enable even the most advanced Hebrew speakers to improve their Hebrew.