I found this video series a while ago that teaches Esperanto by only speaking Esperanto. It starts with simple phrases and then builds up from there.

Does something like this exist for Hebrew? I searched for it without success but I suppose someone may have captioned it in a language other than English, in which case it wouldn't come up in my search results.

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For Biblical Hebrew, apparently in a sephardic accent, Aleph with Beth is what you want:


or at:


you can get a bittorrent file for the first seventy or so lessons.

I've just done the first fifty lessons (about a hundred or so videos, watch one per day and then watch yesterday's again, so maybe an hour a day) and it's wonderful.

The only reason I did it is because it seems to be considered in the Latin and ancient Greek communities to be the ideal to which ancient language teaching should aspire, and I wanted to find out what that was like.

It's constantly interesting and fun, I've almost never had to use the companion grammar they provide, and it clearly works. I can usually understand immediately when Beth reads a new bit of the Bible out loud.

No effort involved. Just watch the videos.

She's even getting me interested in the actual Bible stories.

I can hardly read or write it though, it's all going in aurally and writing hasn't been necessary. An amazing experience.

I really can't recommend it highly enough.


If for free, I would recommend Dr. Bill Barrick's series which is available on YouTube. Here is a link to the first in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvh8yziVsCE However, I cannot recommend it because you cannot get the book or study materials that goes with the series.

I far prefer Dr. Mile's VanPelt's "Basics for Biblical Hebrew" series. He has the first 3 chapters available for free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIfLf_ffDyw

The reason I recommend Basics for Biblical Hebrew is that it has every resource that a self-learner would want. Videos, flashcards, cheat sheets, computer flashcards, etc. My copy of "Biblical Hebrew A Compact Guide" is taped together and totally shot because I use it so much.

Once you get the reading/writing down: This series is probably what you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr9amXnFRrs

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    Thanks for a thorough set of resources. I actually do have BBH and I can do some basic paradigms and parsing etc. But I don't want to go any further with grammar because I find that learning grammar is unhelpful for language acquisition (despite the fact that I'm an amateur linguist). For this reason, I'm very specifically requesting direct-method material (i.e. People teaching the language using only the language).
    – NeRoboto
    Commented Jul 25, 2021 at 16:47

If you're looking for Biblical Hebrew, you might try Aleph with Beth.

  • I'm not sure why this was downvoted. This is an excellent resource and exactly what I had in mind. I struggled to find it though, so if you link to it in the answer I will upvote and accept.
    – NeRoboto
    Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 16:21
  • @LordRatte I don't know why it was downvoted but it is a poor answer because it does not describe what sort of resource 'Aleph with Beth' is.
    – Tsundoku
    Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 16:37

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