Going to the Shuk: Learn Hebrew in Israel's Melting Pot
In America, you go to the mall to hang out or to the supermarket to pick up some things. But when you're in Israel, you take a trip to the shuk. It's not just a marketplace; it's an experience, one that most tour agencies even put up on their list of essential sights. And when you come to study Hebrew in Israel, you'll find the shuk is also a great tutor.
When you'll go, the shuk hits you with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of another world. There you'll mingle with a flood of strangers from all over Israel and across the globe. Think of it as a sort of Middle Eastern melting pot.
It's also the best place to cut your teeth on a new language. The shuk is an exciting part of the Hebrew immersion program; the classroom outside of the classroom where the language comes alive as you explore the market, try exotic cuisines, and perhaps even learn to haggle just like a local.