The Program

Study Program

 

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The Classical Hebrew program consists of 5 courses that commence six times a year. Each course continues for a period of one academic year of 9 months. Courses are based on a weekly meeting and include regular homework for practice between lessons. Course materials and homework are sent by post to the student prior to the beginning of the course.

The program is also being offered as academically accredited courses by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Hebrew University is rated one of the top 100 universities worldwide, and Biblical Hebrew is the first course it has ever offered online.
 

Level evaluation

If you’re not sure which course to take, don’t worry. An evaluation of your current skill level is performed in two stages:

Online, by you.
During a telephone conversation with an eTeacher counselor.

Our pedagogical staff reviews the results of the level test and makes sure that you will be studying with a group at a similar skill level to yours.

The evaluation follows these guidelines:

 

Level

Vocabulary

Reading ability

Grammar

A

Non existent

Non existent

Non existent

B

Very limited

Very limited

Very limited

C

Average vocabulary

Can read at a basic level

Knows some grammar rules

D

Expanded vocabulary

Can read texts proficiently

Knows most grammar rules

E

Expanded vocabulary

Can read texts proficiently

Knows most grammar rules

 

Biblical Hebrew Courses

Beginners Biblical Hebrew - Level A - for students with no knowledge of Hebrew.
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew - Level B - for students who know the Hebrew alphabet and can read short texts in prose.
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew - Level C - for students who can read texts in prose and wish to improve their comprehension and fluency.
Advanced Biblical Hebrew - Level D - for students who can read biblical texts and wish to deepen their textual understanding of the Bible.
Advanced Biblical Hebrew - Level E - for students who can read biblical texts and wish to proceed to an advanced level of textual understanding of the Bible.