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Learning Hebrew

We are delighted to offer Hebrew lessons as subsidized courses on campus, overseen by the FGS in all academic aspects of the courses. Please read through this information in full!!

Places are limited and ONLY available to members of the WIS community (FGS students and postdocs, WIS staff and Faculty members, visiting scientists, visiting students), and, of course, to their immediate adult family.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There will be 2 levels offered - Level 1 (complete beginners) & Level 2 (for those who have studied at least 50 hrs of Hebrew and have passed the test).

The cost of the courses, including materials will be 300 NIS and this should be paid online when you register, in order to secure your spot. There will be no refunds once the course begins.


To register, click here - NOTE THIS LINK WILL ONLY WORK FROM 12.00 mid-day on 30.10.19.

Course Details:
There will be a maximum of 30 participants per course.

Which level should I register for?
Level 1 is for complete beginners. The Syllabus can be viewed here.

Level 2 is for those who have studied at least 50 hrs of Hebrew and have passed a short evaluation test which will be emailed to you. The Syllabus can be viewed here.

When are the lessons?
The courses run for 12 weeks (24 lessons), Level 1 between the hours of 18.30 - 20.00, Level 2 between the hours of 19.00 - 20:30 (2 academic hrs per meeting = 90 mins):

Level 1: starts on 12 November 2019. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Level 2: starts on 3 November 2019 - Sunday and Wednesday.

There will be a break during the Holidays from 22 December 2019 to 07 January 2020.

Where are the lessons?

On campus:

Level 1: De Picciotto Building A, Entrance Floor, Meeting Room 25.

Level 2: San Martin Guesthouse, 1st Floor, Seminar Room.

Your commitment: We request that you commit to attending all classes.

Sickness - In the event that you cannot attend a class due to sickness, we request that you notify the instructor as soon as you are aware that you cannot attend and that you make up the classes that you miss, privately with the instructor so as not to impact other class members.

Abroad - In the event that you cannot attend a class due to travelling, we request that you notify the instructor ahead of time, and that you make up the classes that you miss, privately with the instructor so as not to impact other class members.

It is NOT acceptable to simply not show up – the instructors build the class content for you based on a certain number of attendees.

Dropping out:
If, for any reason you want to drop out, please notify Ingrid Lehrer.

Learning Hebrew, while not essential on campus, will help you with your integration into Israeli society. It empowers and enables you to feel more comfortable in social settings, and everyday life such as dealing with doctors, going to the supermarket, etc. 

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