Teen Hebrew Institute
Study Modern Conversational Hebrew with a dynamic community of teens, classes for many Hebrew levels, and excellent faculty. Join us in person on Sundays (classes are integrated with the Prozdor Teen Open Circle schedule) or learn more about online weeknight options.
- time 8th-12th graders
- location Hebrew College or Online
- duration Sunday mornings in person at Hebrew College or online weeknight option
THI’s Hebrew curriculum is based on the proficiency approach to teaching Hebrew, a nationally recognized, cutting-edge system for teaching a foreign language. The proficiency approach emphasizes that each school create its own curriculum based on student needs and interests, and that student needs be consistently evaluated on how they function with the language — not what they know about the language.
Using this approach, we have developed various thematic units to maximize the learning in the class and work toward Hebrew-language fluency. Mor-Li Hartman, our THI Coordinator has worked closely with Professor Vardit Ringavld of the Middlebury Language Programs and Shlomit Lipton from Hebrew at the Center, a national training institution for the advancement of Hebrew studies, in the development of the new curriculum. HATC has brought this approach into the Jewish day-school world, including at both the Jewish Community Day School and the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston. All THI teachers are trained in this approach and engage in ongoing professional development.
To learn more about HATC and the proficiency approach, visit www.hebrewatthecenter.org.
- Mor-Li Hartman, Coordinator
- Adva Alpert, Faculty Instructor
- Dikla Giladi-Nadler, Faculty Instructor