Speak Hebrew Like a Native Using Davka's New Hebrew Language Software Program

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Davka Corporation announces the release of Talking Hebrew Word Book, an interactive Hebrew language software program which helps users learn over 600 modern Hebrew phrases and expressions and pronounce them correctly. Users can record themselves speaking Hebrew and compare their pronunciation to that of native Israeli speakers.

Davka Corporation announces the release of the Talking Hebrew Word Book, an interactive Hebrew language software program that teaches over 600 modern Hebrew phrases and expressions.

Each word is shown on-screen with an accompanying picture or cartoon and is read back in crisp, Israeli-accented Hebrew. One of the program’s unique features is the record-and-playback section, which allows the user to record his or her own voice, and compare pronunciation with the native Israeli speech used that is used in the program.

According to Susan Schwartz, President of Davka Corporation, the program is suitable for both Hebrew language students and tourists planning a visit to Israel.

"Many people learn the rudiments of Hebrew, but don't know basic vocabulary – such as how to ask directions on a Jerusalem street, or where to find the post office – or how to pronounce the words they do know. The Talking Hebrew Word Book includes phrases and words on a wide variety of everyday topics including transportation, music, eating out, shopping, directions, emergencies, signs, telling the time, sightseeing and more, so it's very practical," she explains.

The Hebrew words and phrases are displayed in large, easy-to-read Hebrew letters together with the English translation. Individual words and units can be printed from the program, and each section includes two types of quizzes. The Talking Hebrew Word Book also includes a ‘word-a-day’ feature in which a different Hebrew word appears on screen each time the user turns on the computer.

The Talking Hebrew Word Book is compatible with Windows-based PCs and Macintosh computers and is available for $34.95. It is available at bookstores in the US, Israel and Europe, and from http://www.davka.com/prtwb.

About Davka Corporation

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.    

For more information contact:

Susan Schwartz

President, Davka Corporation

3601 W. Devon

Chicago, IL 60659

USA

Tel: 773-583-2333

Fax: 773-583-5456

Website: http://www.davka.com

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