Mac app teaches Conversational Hebrew

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[] Chicago, Illinois - Davka Corporation today is pleased to announce the release of Habet Ushma Plus for the Macintosh, a program that teaches modern conversational Hebrew. 'Habet Ushma' is Hebrew for 'look and listen', and the program teaches modern Hebrew conversational basics via time-tested techniques combining recognition of letters and words with audio pronunciation.

Habet Ushma Plus consists of 20 conversational Hebrew lessons, based on common everyday cultural situations in Israel. Each lesson contains exercises and vocabulary sections. Students will follow the activities of the fictional Doron family as they go about their daily activities. Their conversations and dialogue are completely in Hebrew, with English translations instantly available. Each lesson presents dialogue, vocabulary, and quizzes, all related to the material studied in that unit. The Hebrew words and phrases are pronounced in natural-sounding Israeli-accented Hebrew.

Habet Ushma Plus is the ideal tool for learning modern conversational Hebrew. It is designed to provide independent practice in basic Hebrew vocabulary, sentence structure, and verb forms for beginning and intermediate-level students. The program also contains a basic introductory section on identification of Hebrew letters for those who are not yet proficient in Hebrew reading. Habet Ushma Plus is highly recommended for anyone who wants to become more proficient in conversational Hebrew.

Habet Ushma Plus for the Macintosh is based on the original Habet Ushma audio-visual learning system, developed by Judith Cais and Paul Enoch.

System Requirements:
Habet Ushma Plus will run on Intel-based Mac models running Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. It requires 105 MB of available hard disk space.

Pricing and Availability:
Habet Ushma Plus 1.0 is currently available at an introductory price of $39.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Education category.

Davka Corporation, established in 1982, pioneered the usage of computers in Jewish education. Today, Davka is the world's largest developer of Judaic and Hebrew software, with innovative titles in the areas of Jewish history, Hebrew language, customs, tradition, and more. Copyright (C) 1982-2011 Davka Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Susan Schwartz

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