Hebrew Semester Courses אולפן סמסטריאלי

Semester Hebrew Courses

Fall 2017: October 17, 2017 - January 4, 2018.

Spring 2018: February 20 - May 31, 2018. 

The Hebrew language semester program, also known as the Semester Ulpan, is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in a language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered at all levels from beginners with no knowledge of the language to advanced classes.The program focuses on strengthening all four major skills: writing, reading, speaking and comprehension. Students who only wantto enroll in the semester Ulpan of the International School are considered part-time students. During the academic semesters (September – January and February – June) Hebrew classes meet four days per week, Mondays through Thursdays, for two hours each morning. This program is open to students of the International School, tourists, new and 'old' immigrants, who want to improve their Hebrew skills.

At the beginning of the semester, students will take a written and oral placement exam. This exam will be used to place students in the most appropriate class for their level of efficiency. The Ulpan classes are relatively small and each student is given a great deal of personal attention and an opportunity to interact with both fellow students and the teacher. In addition to traditional learning through textbooks, classes will also involve computer and video sessions, work in the language laboratory, and student presentations.

For detailed syllabi on each level, see course catalog under Hebrew and Arabic Languages - Semester Programs. For a list of books used in each level click here.

Placement Exam

Click here  to download the Hebrew Placement Test. It is mandatory to fill out as much as you can and then return it to the Admissions Office via email upon completion of your online application. If you are a beginner, then please write this in the lined section on the first page of the test. Please email all exams to: infoint@univ.haifa.ac.il

Tuition and Fees
For Hebrew language tuition and fees, please click here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.

Part-time students are not eligible to live in campus housing, nor may they participate in trips and tours.

The Hebrew Language Ulpan is open to all students and adult learners with a high school diploma above the age of 18. Please click here for application process and deadlines.


Intensive Hebrew
For students interested in a one-month Intensive Hebrew Ulpan, we offer one session every winter (mid-January to mid-February) and two sessions every summer (July and August).

Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan
Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan

Please Note: Course levels change each session depending on the participating students.


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