I have almost no background in Hebrew, but I can sound out the letters.
Should I seek a private teacher for a few months previous to moving, or should I just use a program like Rosetta Stone? Or is there a book you recommend?
Alternatively, should I just wait until I arrive in Israel to go through an ulpan from scratch?
They’re right about RS- save your money.
One thing you SHOULD do before you go is get Byki. It’s a free language learning program to teach you Hebrew. It’s fast, effective, and will give you a solid understanding of the language when you arrive.
I’ve used Byki for several languages and upgraded it on a few of the ones I wanted to get serious on. Have fun and enjoy your trip!
on: 22nd December 08