Welcome to the Hebrew Language Guide!
שלום! This guide will help you find effective resources for Hebrew language learning for all levels that we have here at MHC, in the Five College area, and beyond. It is designed to help you discover useful and interesting tools and materials to guide you on your language and culture learning adventure.
Hebrew is the official language of Israel. Spoken in ancient Palestine, Hebrew is at least 3000 years old. Its spoken usage declined from the 9th century, then revived in the 18th century. Modern Hebrew written and speech forms highly complement each other in order to meet modern needs; it is the only colloquial speech based on the written forms. As of 2022, it is estimated that 9 million people speak Hebrew, and 5 million people speak Hebrew as a native language.