“ Ilana Shapira's workshops introducing IVRIKAL, a Hebrew Language learning program, are inspirational.”
“ The material that Ilana presented in her workshop, through the IVRIKAL website are: authentic, interesting and varied. The content is engaging and speak to students’ world and lives.”
"It was very self-directed and you can learn at your own pace"
"We enjoyed the varieties of schools that we learned about that were so different from ours"
"It is a fun curriculum"
"We like how there is a mixture of exercises, videos, quizzes, and activities"
"We are having a lot of fun thinking of creative ways to represent our school."
"We really enjoy the online experience!"
IVRIKAL added an authentic dimension to my lessons. It was great to be able to expose students to a variety of edited, authentic materials, such as short introductions from Israeli reality TV shows, current interviews and video clips which no book can really provide.
“I not only improved my Hebrew through Ivrikal, but also learned new things about Israeli culture in an engaging way. The site Ivrikal was well organized and easy to use. It had a great variety of interesting exercises and activities. I enjoyed reading, watching videos, listening to songs, playing games and writing on Ivrikal.”
“ I laughed and I cried as I listened/viewed some of the authentic pieces the presenter exposed us to. This has me thinking that I want to engage my students with material that will make them really feel and think and question and discuss and enjoy and debate doing all of this in our wonderful Target Language - Hebrew! ”
“ IVRIKAL is a Project Based Learning tool that maximizes the use of authentic language material and creative suggestions about how to use the materials ”
“My students liked this way of learning which promoted working at their own pace, creativity and freedom to run with ideas. I will continue using IVRIKAL next year. ”
“IVRIKAL allowed us to have access to more recent sources."
“I enjoyed the cultural immersion it allowed us, for instance to learn about Israel famous people.”
“I liked the authenticity and apparent naturalness of the videos. “
“It is good to hear lots of spoken Hebrew when learning the language…”
“ IVRIKAL's success was enjoyed not only by the students and teachers but was recognized as a "highly professional tool to use for the study of the Hebrew language" by the Deerfield High School administration. ”
“ It was evident that the students enjoyed learning through the IVRIKAL method. ”
“ IVRIKAL is an example of multidimensional and highly structured support for students at all levels from novice to advance to be able to work with and learn to speak Hebrew from and with these material. ”