Some tips when leaning a new language

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Some tips when leaning a new language: 
1. Conversation, Conversation, Conversation. If there’s a “secret” or “hack” to learning a new language, it’s this: hours and hours of awkward and strenuous conversation with people better than you in that language-the reason is that language is something that needs to be processed, not memorized. 

2. Start with the 100 most common vocabulary words and then make sentences with them over and over again. Learn just enough grammar to be able to do this and do it until you feel pretty comfortable with all of them. 

3. Carry a pocket dictionary which can be downloaded on your phone, there was an immediate difference. Having it on your phone is great, because it takes two seconds to look something up in the middle of conversation. And because you’re using it in conversation, you’re that much more likely to recall it later. Even something that simple affected my conversations and ability to interact with locals a great deal. 

4. Keep practicing in your head. The other use for your dictionary is that you can practice while going about your day and not talking to anyone. Challenge yourself to think in the new language. We all have monologues running in our head, and typically they run in our native tongue. You can continue to practice and construct sentences and fake conversations in your head in a new language. In fact, this sort of visualization leads to much easier conversations when you actually have them. For instance, you can envision and practice a conversation about a topic you’re likely to have before you actually have it. You can begin to think about how you would describe your job and explain why you’re in the foreign country in the new language. Inevitably, those questions will come up and you’ll be ready to answer them. 

5. Be regular with your lessons as they are important for getting you from absolutely no ability in a language to being able to speak basic sentences and phrases within a few days time. They’re also good for teaching the fundamental vocabulary (words such as: the, I, you, eat, want, thanks, etc.) and grammar rules. 

6. When you learn a new word, try to use it a few times right away. When you stop and look up a new word in conversation, make a point to use it in the next two or three sentences you say. Language learning studies show that you need to hit a certain amount of repetitions of saying a word within one minute of learning it, one hour of learning it, one day, etc. Try to use it immediately a few times and then use it again later in the day. Chances are it’ll stick. 

7. TV shows, movies, newspapers and magazines are a good supplementation. But they should not be mistaken or replacements for legitimate practice. 

8. There will be a lot of ambiguity and miscommunication. Fact of the matter is that for many, many words, the translations are not direct. These subtle differences can add up, particularly in serious or emotional conversations. Intentions can be easily misconstrued. Nuanced conversations over important matters will likely require double the effort to nail down the exact meaning for each person than it would between two native speakers. No matter how good you are in your new language, you’re not likely to have a complete grasp over the slight intuitive differences between each word, phrase or idiom that a native speaker does without living in the country for years. 

9. These are the phases you go through. First, you’re able to speak a little and understand nothing. Then you’re able to understand far more than you speak. Then you become conversational, but it requires quite a bit of mental effort. After that, you’re able to speak and understand without conscious mental effort (i.e., you don’t have to translate words into your native tongue in your mind). Once you’re able to speak and listen without thinking about it, you’ll begin to actually think in the foreign language itself without effort. Once this happens, you’re really hitting a high level. 

10. Finally, find a way to make it fun. As with anything, if you’re going to stick to it, you have to find a way to make it fun. Find people you enjoy talking to. Go to events where you can practice while doing something fun. 

מילות יחס - in, on, at

מילות יחס - in, on, at

באנגלית ניתן למצוא מילות יחס רבות עם מעט מאוד הגיון לגבי בחירת מילת היחס הנכונה בביטוי או במשפט זה או אחר. בהתאם לכך, הדרך הטובה ביותר ללמוד את הנושא היא לפי שימושים שכיחים של מילות היחס. להלן טבלה המסכמת את השימושים הנפוצים לפי קטגוריות של זמן ומקום. אנו ממליצים לתרגל את הנושא ע"י מעבר ייסודי על הטבלה ולאחר מכן ע"י השלמת התרגילים המופיעים בהמשך לטבלה (מפתח התשובות מופיע בתחתית העמוד).
In months and years:in January
in 1975
During the day/night:
in the morning
in the afternoon
in the evening
in the nighttime
In a time period:
in a second
in a minute
in two hours
in a week/month
in the meantime
in those days
in time
in time for...
On days of the week:on Monday
on Tuesday
On specific dates:on September 10th
on 4 April 2015
On holidays:on the 4th of July
on Purim
on Independence Day
Miscellaneous:on time
on vacation
At a specific time:at five o’clock
at 6:15
at noon
at midnight
at sunrise / at sunset
During the day/night:
at night
Miscellaneous:at the moment
at that time
at first
at last
In countries and cities:in India
in Madrid
In a specific room,
in a building or in an office:in my office
in the conference center
in the hall
Miscellaneous:in a book
On a specific street:on Marshall Ave.
on Ha'Shalom Street
On the floors of a building:on the second floor
on the fourth floor
Miscellaneous:on a page
on a website
on the left
on the right
on the way
At a specific address:at 125 Maple Street
at Newcomb Rd. #13
At an event:
at a party
at a conference
at the movies
at a meeting
Miscellaneous:at home
at work
at the office
at the station
at the door
at the top
at the bottom

Practice 1. Circle the correct answer
Could you please leave it (on / at / in) the corridor?
He wanted to discuss it (on / at / in) 9 o'clock this morning.
They said it should be here (on / at / in) time.
Let's discuss it (on / at / in) my office.
They are located (on / at / in) number 64, Arlozorov.
It needs to be delivered to a company (on / at / in) Haifa.
We met (on / at / in) High School and have been friends since.
I saw him (on / at / in) the conference (on / at / in) Paris.
Practice 2. Put the correct preposition in the space
My office is ____ Yuval Street, ____ the 2nd floor.
I'd like to meet ____ 12.00 O’clock, ____ the restaurant.
They are located _____ the USA, ____ Chicago.
____ first I wasn’t sure, but ____ those days you had no choice.
It’s ____ Thursday ____ half past two ____ the conference center.
Call me ____ the evening if you have to.
They’ll be here ____ a few minutes.
We started manufacturing ____ 1963 ____ our Munich plant.
Answer Key:
Practice 1: c.on/, inPractice 2: a.on, on/, in or at/, in/ d.At, in/ e.on, at, in/ g in/, at

תבנית לכתיבת אי-מייל עסקי

תבנית לכתיבת אי-מייל עסקי

מכיוון שכתיבת מיילים הפכה לצורת התכתבות שכיחה, יש לזכור שמיילים עסקיים הם מסמכים רשמיים לכל דבר. לכן חשוב לכתוב בצורה רהוטה ומתומצתת וכן להשתמש בפתיח, סיומת, משפטים שלמים ובכללי הפיסוק המקובלים בכתיבה פורמאלית. להלן תבנית כללית של המייל העסקי הכוללת משפטי מפתח אפשריים לכל פסקה במכתב:


  • Dear Ms. or Mr. Cohen,
  • Avi,
  • Dear Sir/Madam,
  • To whom it may concern,

Opening Paragraph

  • I hope this email finds you well.
  • Following your email from July 11th
  • I read with interest your email of (July 11).
  • In reply to your email of (July 11)…
  • Thank you for your last email…
  • Attached please find...

Body of the email (the purpose of the email)

  • Our company can offer knowledge of the newest products and services…
  • Our company specializes in… and some of our satisfied clients are…
  • I will be arriving on flight 554 to New York, expected to land at 5:00 A.M.
  • It is our policy to…., therefore…
  • The products/goods/samples you requested/ordered should be ready by / within / no later than / in two weeks.
  • Which port do you need the shipment to be sent to?
  • Attached please find our confirmation of order no.                       .
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to reduce our price.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to give you a price reduction.
  • Sorry for the delay in replying to your request/question.

Ending Paragraph (the desirable result/outcome of the email)

  • I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss…
  • Your attention and cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
  • In light of the facts mentioned above, I hope/believe…
  • Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
  • If I can provide further details/information, I will be glad to do so.
  • If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Please call me at your earliest convenience so we could discuss these and other issues.
  • I would appreciate an early reply.
  • I am attaching all the necessary documentation to verify the above mentioned.

Closing Sentences:

  • I look forward to… (your reply, hearing from you, meeting you).
  • I await your reply.
  • I am waiting for your order.
  • Thank you for understanding.
  • Thank you in advance.
  • Please let me know ASAP.
  • Please contact me at any time.
  • Please let me know if you have any questions and/or comments.
  • Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns you may have.
  • Please feel free to contact me at any time.


  • Sincerely,
  • Regards,
  • Thank you,
  • Thanks,