Through intensive Hebrew language courses, TAU offers students the opportunity to further develop essential Hebrew language skills and prepare students for “chaim” in Israel. Hebrew Ulpans are offered as a complement to a longer degree or study ab...
Through intensive Hebrew language courses, TAU offers students the opportunity to further develop essential Hebrew language skills and prepare students for “chaim” in Israel. Hebrew Ulpans are offered as a complement to a longer degree or study abroad program at TAU, or they can be taken as a stand-alone opportunity (not connected to any TAU program or degree; they are open to current TAU students as well as professionals and community members). For students enrolled in a study abroad semester or year program at TAU International, Ulpan is a mandatory program component for all students with Hebrew levels 1-7. Students at Level 8 or above are exempt from mandatory Ulpan.
We aim to offer levels that suit all learners of Hebrew. However, during all TAU Hebrew Ulpans and courses the offering of advanced and upper level courses (beyond Level 8) is never guaranteed and is often not known prior to the course start date. In addition, if these levels are offered, they are usually offered for less hours and days per week that lower levels, and the courses may run according to different dates than the usual Hebrew courses. If students anticipate that they will be in a more advanced level, it is their responsibility to understand this information and communicate any questions or concerns regarding this prior to application.
All Hebrew courses strive for a total of 80 content hours (Long Ulpan strives for 120 content hours). These are 80 academic hours; at TAU one academic hour = 45 minutes.
For students in Winter and Summer Ulpans. in addition to Ulpan coursework, cultural evening activities and overnight excursions around the country are offered by our Student Life Team; these activities and excursions are included in the price of tuition. Past excursions have included such places as to the North of Israel, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. Past evening activities have included walking tours of Jaffa, graffiti tours in Tel Aviv, and night tours of Caesaria. Precise dates, times and other details for these activities and excursions will be announced closer to the program start date.
All students taking Hebrew classes with TAU (regardless of matriculation or program) must read, understand and adhere to the TAU International Academic Handbook. Students in Hebrew classes are bound to these academic rules and regulations.