Hebrew instruction at Levey includes all aspects of language acquisition: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We strive to meet students at their own particular levels of Hebrew proficiency, and to help them to advance through individual and pair work, as well as through group activities. Improvisational theater exercises are used to encourage recall and enjoyable use of any Hebrew that the students may have learned. TPR (total physical response) is also employed to learn basic vocabulary. These creative activities are balanced and supplemented with practice of grammar, both written and and oral. As students advance, English is minimized, and Hebrew may be used more and more for basic classroom communication.
Hebrew is introduced in Pre-K and Kindergarten and continues daily through eighth grade. Older students experience Hebrew immersion in most periods, listening and speaking primarily in Hebrew. Technology is used in the classroom as a tool to assist in language acquisition.