One hour of Hebrew a week is not enough. Families who sign up for after school enrichment whether in Jewish or secular programs typically make choices out of convenience.
Increasing the opportunities to learn and reinforce Modern Hebrew skills can help. We offer Hebrew today in several District Elementary schools and hope to see that opportunity expanded in the years to come. Information on Modern Hebrew in San Diego: Del Mar School District – Solana Beach School District
If the kids learn early ,we can add Hebrew after school on middle school campuses and as an elective in our High Schools (7 in Chicago do!).
We need to help students fit Modern Hebrew into their lives with a variety of ways to learn that are fun getting them comfortable and proficient quickly.