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Special Focus Hebrew Classes

For students who wish to delve into a particular interest, we offer a variety of special classes.

SIP OF HEBREW

This is a one-session class for students who want to experience the ulpan format before enrolling. Open to beginners and intermediates.

SHATIL

This course is for those students who are just starting out on their Hebrew journey. Our Shatil course consists of five introductory classes that will give you a solid foundation for reading Hebrew. Shatil will give you the confidence to enroll in Beginner Aleph. Open to everyone.

DIKDUK

Although grammar is taught at every class level, this course, by popular request, is dedicated exclusively to grammar. Half of each session will be devoted to learning fundamental principles and rules of Hebrew grammar. During the second half of each session, students will read and analyze a selection of Hebrew texts of all periods, where we will see those principles in action. This class is suitable for students of both biblical Hebrew and modern conversational Hebrew. Open to students who are studying High Intermediate or above, or by placement.

TANACH

Learn Tanach and discuss ideas and commentaries in Hebrew. This course is for the advanced student.

HEBREW LITERATURE (SIFRUT IVRIT)

This advanced level class focuses on contemporary Hebrew literature. Students will be given the opportunity to request additional writings. Open to Advanced students, or by placement.

ISRAELI FILM

The course will address trends in contemporary Israeli cinema. We will read the screenplays of films such as Beaufort, Jelly Fish, and The Band's Visit, as a tool to look at the Israeli culture and conflicts while exploring colloquial modern Hebrew.

DRAMA IN HEBREW

Students will read and discuss a short story, with a focus on comprehending vocabulary and understanding the characters. The participants will then write a script and each student will take a role. Practicing and rehearsing the role will enhance your speech, delivery, speed, and intonation. You'll become more comfortable with your conversational and comprehension skills. At the conclusion of the course, the students will stage the play.

SINGING IN HEBREW

Students will enhance their language skills by singing songs in Hebrew.

TECHNOLOGY AND HEBREW (IVRIT B'MACHSHEV)

This course will train you to use your computer in Hebrew: writing, reading, researching, and enjoying all that is available online from Israel. Students can stay after class to continue working with each another. Students must bring a laptop or tablet device to class.