Hebrew Semester Courses אולפן סמסטריאלי - Program Description

Hebrew Course - Semester Ulpan | University of Haifa

Program Description 

The format for the University of Haifa's Fall 2022  language courses is in-person and on-campus at this time. 

Fall 2022: October 25, 2022 – January 12, 2023

Spring 2023: February 21 - June 8, 2023

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 want to 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 either from 8 am-10 am or 10 am-12 pm (classes rotate daily between these times). This course awards 6 academic credits.



Students will take a written placement exam and upload it with their online application. 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 (Language labs available based on COVID-19).

For detailed syllabi on each level, see the course catalog under Hebrew and Arabic Languages.

Placement Exam

The Hebrew placement test is to be completed online. It is mandatory to complete as much as possible without the use of any aid and submit it.

Tuition and Fees

Program Cost: $1,100.

Purchasing the book and materials are separate costs*

Application deadline: September 1, 2022


The Hebrew Language Ulpan is open to all students and adult learners above the age of 18. Please click here for application 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

Levels offered are Alef, Bet, Gimmel, Dalet, and Hei. Please Note: Course levels/ offerings are based on the number of applicants and their placement exams. The International School reserves the right to cancel/change any program up until one month before the start of that program.

 *Financial aid is not available for spring 2022 language programs.

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