Modern Hebrew




There are 3 levels of Hebrew courses available. Level 1 (ULHB10030) assumes no knowledge of Hebrew and will start by teaching the alphabet. Some previous knowledge of the language (knowing the alphabet and being able to read a little) is acceptable. Level 2 (ULHB20110) is a post-beginners’ level language course which builds on the language and skills acquired in Beginners’ Hebrew course and Level 3 (ULHB20010) is an intermediate level language course. The courses will be taught in a mixed teaching environment for classroom-based students alongside distance-learning students (via a swivl robot and video-conferencing link).

Course details

Course Code and Title:

ULHB10030 Beginners' Modern Hebrew Language. Provisional timetable Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 

ULHB20110 Pre-Intermediate Modern Hebrew Language. Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00

ULHE20010 Intermediate Modern Hebrew Language. Monday 9.00 – 12.00

The courses will run for 11 weeks in Semester 1 (teaching between 16 Sept 2019 and 26 Jan 2020) with a Winter break (no classes), and 11 weeks in Semester 2 (27 Jan - 5 June 2020) with an Easter break. Classes will start on 23 September 2019. The cost is £570 to audit these courses (i.e. to participate without formal assessment). A limited number of audit fee bursaries are available to students at Universities belonging to the Northern Jewish Studies Partnership and other Universities for further information please contact Laura Mitchell.

Class attendance and homework

Students are expected to attend all classes either via the internet or in person. Homework will be assigned in all the lessons.  More details on how this can be achieved are given below.  It is also possible to do both, that is, attend some classes in person and some via the internet.

Required books

Ivrit me-Alef ‘Ad Tav – Alef, Dionon, Tel-Aviv University, 1998.

Where to purchase:
1. Try Waterstones, they may be able to order it for you.
2. Gefen Publishing House

Optional book: A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew, Coffin and Bolozky Cambridge University Press, 2005


The equipment required for joining the classes by online participation (live):
1. Computer (either PC or Mac); a webcam (this may be built into the computer already); a headset (or, you may use speakers and a microphone)
2. Access to the internet

What next?

For further information please contact Laura Mitchell. To register for any of the courses apply through the Language Centre from 22 July 2019.