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How many study hours do you need to learn a new language? The answer will surprise you

One of the questions we’re asked as Ulpan teachers, it’s how many hours will a new immigrant have to learn a new language in order to command a new language. If you learn it the correct way, the number is way lower than what you thought. Read and learn.

You'll be surprised how many hours it actually takes to learn Hebrew fluently.

So you immigrated to Israel and you’re learning Hebrew in an Ulpan. You already know how to order coffee, ask how to get to the mall, and maybe even share how you’re feeling today. The next question that naturally arises is how many hours will you have to learn Hebrew to speak it fluently. In other words, when will I reach the point that I feel comfortable with the language at the same level as my mother tongue?