Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn Hebrew
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? Being a Semitic language, with its own alphabet and words written from right to left, Hebrew is a relatively difficult language to learn. It shares many similarities with Arabic.

Hebrew is spoken by some nine million people worldwide. Classical Hebrew was the Hebrew Language used in the Bible and is still an important language in religion and prayer, while Modern Hebrew is the language spoken around the world today.

Your best choice to learn Hebrew in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

Meet Your Hebrew Teachers

Aviv | Hebrew teacher

Aviv

Hebrew teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 5 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
That the sun shines almost every day of the year.

Recommend a place to visit where Hebrew is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Haifa, in Israel. This is my hometown, and it has lots of nice places to see.

What Hebrew film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
'Apples from the desert' - It's a modern story in Hebrew about the struggle to make your family happy while you want to pursue your love and dreams.

What most surprises your students about Hebrew?
How similar it is in concept to languages like Spanish, German or French.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
When you learn a new language you have to be S.U.P.E.R. (details in class...)

Aylam | Hebrew teacher

Aylam

Hebrew teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 5 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
The weather, of course! And the fact that this town is the 'Mecca,' or the 'Olympics,' of creativity, in many artistic fields such as film, Television, music and art. So if you are in these fields - Los Angeles is the right place to be!

Recommend a place to visit where Hebrew is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
The Hummus Bar and Grill in Encino, is an Israeli restaurant that serves authentic Israeli food - hummus, falafel and more - the way it is done in Israel! You will hear lots of Hebrew being spoken there! I like it not only for the authentic taste and feel, but also for the numerous vegan and vegetarian options they offer.

What Hebrew film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
The TV show 'Fauda' (which I had the pleasure of working on, doing it's dubbing to English!) is an excellent TV show that paints an authentic picture of the life of Israelis who are part of Israel's security services, working within the Palestinian territories. It's a great lesson on the daily life and culture of Israel.

What most surprises your students about Hebrew?
I think the fact that modern Israeli Hebrew is so different than the Biblical or 'Prayer Book' Hebrew, that most people know from Hebrew school or from religious services. Even though the one is based on the other, modern Hebrew is such a vibrant, still-evolving, language, that has absorbed so many influences from other sources.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
That I am also an avid animal lover, and an animal rights advocate, with my own non-profit organization that fights for the rights of animals, and a better future for humans and animals alike on planet Earth!

Learn Hebrew in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier Hebrew language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning Hebrew.

We offer Hebrew classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier Hebrew instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking Hebrew teachers and university texts.

Hebrew language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | Hebrew Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of Hebrew language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
Fall II 2018
Next Term
New Year 2019
Mon 29 Oct
Sat 22 Dec
Mon 07 Jan
Sat 02 Mar
Beg I
Thu 6:00 PM
$295 / term
Beg I
Mon 6:00 PM
Beg II
Thu 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Beg II
Thu 6:00 PM
Beg II+
Mon 7:35 PM
$295 / term
Beg II+
Thu 7:35 PM
Int I
Mon 7:35 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private Hebrew classes or private Hebrew lessons for any level of Hebrew. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn Hebrew?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

As the only ancient language to have been revived as a modern spoken language, Hebrew offers a fascinating insight into modern Jewish culture and life in Israel.

Anyone wishing to travel to or do business with the Middle East will find it an invaluable asset and gain an important degree of respect and trust.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn Hebrew at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer Hebrew and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional Hebrew teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the Hebrew language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your Hebrew courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best Hebrew courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning Hebrew do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and twenty times is remembered more readily than a word seeen fifty to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the Hebrew language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation is a crucial part of learner progress, and that the establishment of clear goals from the beginning will contribute to your success.

  • Regularly scheduled Hebrew classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

More About Hebrew

Many Hebrew speakers reside in Israel, where Hebrew is an official language alongside Arabic, while a significant number are found in Jewish communities across the USA, Canada, Germany and France.

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.