Program Description 

(This course will be offered online for the Spring 2021 semester)

Spring 2021: February 23 - June 3, 2021. 

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). 

Level Offerings:

Beginners 1

Beginners 2

Lower Intermediate 1

Lower Intermediate 2

Lower Advanced 1


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 not available for Spring 2021).

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

Placement Exam

Click here to download the Hebrew Placement Test. It is mandatory to complete as much as possible without the use of any aid and upload it into the online application platform. If you are a total beginner, please fill out only the prior-knowledge questionnaire form and upload it into the online application. 

Tuition and Fees

For Hebrew language tuition and fees, please click here.

Purchasing the book is a separate cost*


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

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.

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