Did you know summertime is a great time to start learning Hebrew?
When you think of summertime, you probably also think about taking a break – especially from school. However, for a lot of homeschooling families, a summer break from “schooling” doesn’t mean a break from learning. You’ve probably already gotten an idea of some neat activities to fill your summer days, but have you considered adding learning a foreign language?
While there are many reasons to learn a foreign language, I want to share 3 reasons why you and your kids should start learning Hebrew this summer, and how you can bring the learning straight to your living room for your entire family to enjoy!
1 – Learning Hebrew boosts cultural understanding.
With over 7 billion people living on earth, there are a lot of languages and cultures out there, but there is only one that started it all – (you guessed it) Hebrew. This language is said to be the language (and culture) that the Father chose for His people. Learning the Hebrew language will bring the God of the Bible, and its writers, to life by giving your family a deeper understanding behind the translated words we read in English.
Linguistic relativists even argue that the way we see the world is shaped by the language we use, so how awesome would it be to gain a deeper insight into how the people of the Bible saw the world? Also intertwined within understanding the Hebrew culture is a microscopic view of traditions that helped shape the language. Simply put, learning Hebrew will also help you understand the world more deeply.
2 – Learning Hebrew can boost your child’s abilities in their native language.
It used to be said that children would get confused by learning a second language. Now, research is showing that children who study a foreign language enhance their native language. It is also proven that children start reading earlier. This also goes hand in hand with it being easier for children to acquire a foreign language.
Children are little sponges, so when it comes to being exposed to a foreign language, they are able to retain the ability to distinguish foreign sounds (pretty cool, huh). Through the age of about 8-years-old, children can learn to speak a second language with fluent grammar and without an accent. Not to mention, once you’ve learned one foreign language, it gets easier to learn others. So if you want your child to master Hebrew, start this summer!
3 – Learning Hebrew is FUN!
Besides the developmental benefits, learning another language (especially Hebrew) is fun! There’s a joy that comes from being able to speak the language of the Creator and communicate with others who can speak the same native language. Part of the fun of learning Hebrew is discovering the differences in how people look at the world.
Even more so, you’ll enjoy taking the interactive classes offered by Ana, founder of Hebrew for Homeschoolers. She brings the classes directly to your home for your entire family to enjoy. From catchy songs and greetings to real-life conversation applications, you will have a blast learning the Hebrew language this summer.
For a limited time, you can take advantage of Hebrew for Homeschoolers Summer Intensive Course. This is a four-week, once a week online live classes for Beginners. You will be able to read, write, and speak Hebrew in only four short weeks. Don’t delay in signing up for your entire family now!
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Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and blogger. She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planners. She leads a vibrant online community for moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at www.facebook.com/theycallmeblessedblog.