Ulpan: Intensive Hebrew Language

Hebrew College’s Ulpan, an integral part of Hebrew College’s Community Learning programs, teaches students from all levels to master conversational Hebrew through the lens of Israeli culture. Hebrew College also offers Graduate Level Hebrew courses through the Rabbinical School.


UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Hebrew College Community Learning classes are now being offered online via Zoom.

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  • time Adults & college students (non-credit only)
  • location Hebrew College Campus
  • duration Semester (fall, spring, summer)
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Ulpan Classes and Registration

Summer Classes

Please register using the registration links below. Summer classes registration deadline is May 23, 2022

Course Name Instructor Location Class Dates Day/Time Tuition Registration Link
Ulpan Level 1A Adva Alpert Zoom May 31-July 7 Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 1B Shlomi Zan Zoom May 31-July 7 Tuesday and Thursday,   9-10:30 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 2A evening Shulamit Ben Natan Zoom June 2-July 14 Thursday and Sunday, 6:30-8 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 2A Maya Dalzell Zoom June 7-July 14 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 2B Maya Dalzell Zoom June 7-July 14 Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 3A evening Sarah Hochfeld Zoom June 21-July 28 Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 3A Sunday Shlomi Zan Zoom June 19-July 17 Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $290 Register
Ulpan Level 3A Maya Dalzell Zoom June 1-July 18 Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 3B Maya Dalzell Zoom June 1-July 18 Monday and Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 3B evening Shlomi Zan Zoom June 1-July 18 Monday and Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 4A Osnat Hazan Zoom May 31-June 30 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 5A Osnat Hazan Zoom June 1-July 1 Wednesday and Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 5B Maya Dalzell Zoom June 1-July 18 Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 7 Maya Dalzell Zoom June 7-July 14 Tuesday and Thursday,   5-6:30 p.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 9 Aliza Brosh Zoom June 3-July 15 Monday and Friday,   8:30-10 a.m. $450 Register
Ulpan Level 10 Aliza Brosh Zoom May 31-July 5 Tuesday, 10 a.m. –12 p.m. $350 Register

Our Values

We are delighted that you are interested in studying with Hebrew College’s Adult Learning program and look forward to your joining our learning community.  Guided by our commitment to the values of derekh eretz (ethical living), shmirat halashon (guarding of language), and kavod habri’ot (respect of all people), we expect Hebrew College Adult Learning students to participate in our classes in a respectful manner, and be mindful of the time and learning needs of other students and instructors during in-person and remote learning. 

Class Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations prior to the start of a Hebrew College Adult Learning class will be refunded in full, less a credit card fee of 4%, if applicable.  You can avoid the credit card fee by paying for your class with a check, made out to Hebrew College, with the class name in the subject line. After the first class, a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the class fee, in addition to the credit card fee of 4%.  For extenuating circumstances, including requests for withdrawal after the second class​, please contact Iris Schor, Director, Ulpan and Hebrew Language at ischor@hebrewcollege.edu . Credit card fees apply to all transactions, regardless of the time of withdrawal.

 

Find Your Ulpan Level

We offer courses at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Class placement is based on written and/or oral evaluation. Please contact Iris Schor, Director of Ulpan and Hebrew Language, to determine which level is right for you.

Designed for those with little or no prior knowledge of Hebrew. Classes are taught almost entirely in Hebrew, and students are encouraged and expected to speak the language in class. Vocabulary consists of about 250 new words each semester.

What You’ll Learn

  • To read and write both block and script letters
  • Foundations of grammar, such as masculine and feminine, the definite article and the basic structure of Hebrew sentences
  • To use basic forms of present tense, past tense and infinitives
  • To have simple conversation using familiar vocabulary and basic grammar

Designed for students with moderate ability to express themselves by writing and speaking Hebrew. You’ll listen to stories and recorded dialogues, watch videos, participate in open conversations and write short expository passages.

What You’ll Learn

  • Continue to develop reading fluency and comprehension skills through a variety of materials (textbook, news papers articles, short stories)
  • Strengthen and develop writing skills using a variety of writing forms
  • To use more advanced grammatical forms and structures such as future  and imperative tenses as well as compound and complex sentences
  • Expand vocabulary knowledge and ability to conduct a short conversation in Hebrew

Designed for students with a high level of language skills and ability to express themselves by writing and speaking Hebrew. The course is structured to accommodate a wide range of student interests. You’ll carry on conversations taken from daily life, read texts dealing with cultural and historical topics and explore original literature.

What You’ll Learn

  • Read a variety of literary and expository texts on various topics through and Israeli culture lens and discuss these texts in depth
  • Introduction to different sources of modern Israeli media such as radio, television, films, newspapers and magazines.
  • Expand and develop writing and speaking skills through various exercises and in depth analysis of these texts and media sources
  • Continue to develop advanced grammatical concepts and rules and expand vocabulary knowledge

Join our Ulpan

Iris Schor
Director of Ulpan and Hebrew Language
617-559-8618
ischor@hebrewcollege.edu