Modern Hebrew

Level 01

Learn Hebrew with Israeli teachers and connect to your Jewish roots and heritage. Connect with students like yourself from around the world and learn Hebrew together.

Course Description

This beginner’s course will give you a strong foundation in Hebrew. We begin with learning the vowels, which then lets you feel comfortable with writing simple words and reading short dialogues. By the end of the course you will learn:

  • 400 new words
  • The complete Hebrew alphabet, the individual use and sound of each letter in both the script and printed form
  • Basic syntax including: pronouns, prepositions, verbs in present tense, numbers

We also practice speaking through simple daily conversations, as well as working on listening skills through hearing and then discussing short dialogues.

Course Main Takeaways

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    Start Date October 25, 2020
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    Level Beginner
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    Weekly Hours 2 hrs
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    Duration 9 Months
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    Accreditation This course is worth 2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Course Developer

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Tamar Weyl

Tami Weyl was a senior lecturer at the Rothberg International School for Foreign Students in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tami Weyl has been serving…

Course Developer

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Shira Cohen-Regev, MS MSW

Shira Cohen-Regev finds the combination of teaching Hebrew and e-learning appealing and challenging and enjoys every minute of virtually teaching Hebrew. Shira believes in virtual…


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"This is a wonderful way to study Hebrew. The teacher Rochalle Eliyahu is a…
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"i really like and enjoy the classes with teacher Sarah and other classmates together,…

Syllabus Summary

  • It's so Nice to Meet You!

    In our first class you’ll start learning how to introduce yourself in Hebrew. You will also learn to recognize, write, and use the first 6 letters of the Hebrew Aleph Bet.

  • I am a Student, You are a Student

    In this unit, you’ll get more into the skills involved with initiating a conversation, you will expand your vocabulary and learn some more Hebrew letters.

  • Where Do You Live?

    This unit will continue to expand your Hebrew vocabulary with the aim of strengthening your ability to converse. At the end of this unit, you should be able to conduct a basic Hebrew conversation. You’ll also be taught how to answer typical questions that might arise in day to day interactions. By the end of this unit, you and your teacher will be engaged in your first interactive dialogue.

  • What’s This? Who’s that?

    In Hebrew, every object is assigned a gender, either male or female. In this unit, you’ll learn how to identify an object as either male or female and how to describe them in plural form. As always, we’ll continue working on expanding your vocabulary.

This Course is Fully Acknowledged by the Hebrew University

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  • image descriptionGet full HUJI credits for this course
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A 24/7 online forum to answer all of your course-related questions

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All lessons are recorded and available on demand.

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Available 24/7 to assist you.

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A weekly teacher session for Q&A and discussion groups.

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