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

Ulpan fall 2021 registration is now open.  

Please register by September 24, 2021. 

Please complete the registration form including the payment section. We have recently moved to a new online payment system. If you encounter any problems, including not receiving a registration confirmation via email for your class, please email us.  Please log out of the system and refresh your history once you have paid for your class, even if you are registering for more than one class or for a second person in the same household. Please note that we only accept payment via credit card or e-check, and both are subject to a 4 percent administrative fee. 

Please email us if you have any questions. 

Course Name Instructor Location Start Date End Date Time Cost Register
Ulpan Level 1B morning Maya Dalzell Zoom October 5 December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 1B evening Sarah Hochfeld Zoom October 5 December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. $750 Register

 

Ulpan Level 2A Maya Dalzell Zoom October 5 December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $750 Register

 

Ulpan Level 2B Maya Dalzell Zoom October 4 December 22 Monday and Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 2B evening Shlomi Zan Zoom October 3 December 19 Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $635 Register

 

Ulpan Level 2C morning Maya Dalzell Zoom October 4 December 22 Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. $750 Register

 

Ulpan Level 2C evening Shlomi Zan Zoom October 4 December 22 Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 3B morning Osnat Hazan Zoom October 5 December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. $750 Register

 

Ulpan Level 4A morning Osnat Hazan Zoom October 6 December 24 Wednesday and Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. $750 Register

 

Ulpan Level 5A Maya Dalzell Zoom October 4 December 22 Monday and Wednesday, 11:30am-1 p.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 7 Maya Dalzell Zoom October 5 December 23 Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 9 Aliza Brosh Zoom October 4 December 24 Monday and Friday, 8:30-10 a.m. $750 Register
Ulpan Level 10 Aliza Brosh Zoom October 6 December 24 Wednesday, 10a.m.-12 p.m. $635 Register

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. 

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