Welcome to the Modern Hebrew Language Program at Rutgers University. We offer courses in elementary, intermediate, and advanced Modern Hebrew Language. Learning Hebrew opens windows to the study of Jewish history, literature, religion, and culture, Israeli life, archaeology, and linguistics, among other topics. Knowledge of Hebrew can contribute to pursuing a career in politics, journalism, religion, Jewish education, Jewish community service, business, technology, international relations, and international law, as well as other fields.
Hebrew Language Placement
The sequence of courses in Modern Hebrew Language starts at the very beginning—teaching basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills—and continues to an advanced level of proficiency.
Students who have not studied Hebrew previously should register for Elementary Modern Hebrew (563:101), which is offered in the fall semester.
All students who have previously studied Hebrew are required to take a Hebrew language placement exam. Students then register for language courses according to their placement test results. Students who have previously studied Hebrew and whose placement test results are at the elementary level should register for Hebrew Review and Continuation (563:121), which is offered in the spring semester.
Students who complete six semesters of Modern Hebrew language at the advanced level can earn a Minor in Modern Hebrew Language.
- For Beginners
- For Intermediate and Advanced Students
- Useful links from other schools
- Search the Web in Hebrew
- Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and lexicons
- Hebrew media sites
- Israeli culture
- Visual culture and maps of Israel
Hebrew Language Courses
(NOTE: All Modern Hebrew Language courses are cross-listed with AMESALL.)