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Registration is open for:
Applications Open for Spring 2021 Semester Course on December 15, 2020


Hebrew Ulpan and Semester Course Dates:

Spring 2021 Semester Course: February 22-May 13, 2021


Summer 2021 Complete Beginners Ulpan: June 16-July 30, 2021


Summer 2021 Ulpan: August 2-September 3, 2021


(Note: Ulpan dates include Arrival and Departure program dates; not only course dates)


Deadline to Apply:

Spring 2021 Semester Course: February 8, 2021


Learning format: 

‚ÄčClasses will run online at first, and if/when possible will be conducted in-person

TAU Hebrew Courses (Intensive Summer & Winter Ulpans + Semester Hebrew Courses)

With Hebrew language courses, TAU International offers students the opportunity to acquire essential Hebrew language skills and prepare students for “cha'im” in Israel. Hebrew Ulpans (Intensive 4-6 week courses taught in Summer and Winter) and Hebrew Semester courses (10-11 week courses taught during the semesters) are offered as a complement to a longer degree or study abroad program at TAU International. Ulpans and semester courses can also taken as a stand-alone opportunity not connected to any TAU International program or degree. This means they are open to current TAU International students as well as professionals, Olim, community members, etc. 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 complete beginners to lower advanced. Students who are more advanced (usually defined at Level 8 and above) are exempt from mandatory Ulpan.


We aim to offer levels that suit all learners of Hebrew. However, during all TAU International Hebrew Ulpans and semester courses the offering of advanced and upper level courses is never guaranteed and cannot 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 than lower levels, and the courses may run according to slightly different dates than the usual Hebrew courses. If students anticipate that they are at an advanced level, it is the student responsibility to understand the information here regarding limited offerings and communicate any questions or concerns to TAU International prior to application.


All Hebrew courses strive for a total of 74-80 content hours (Long Ulpan strives for 120 content hours). These are 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 directly to confirmed students closer to the program start date and upon arrival to the program.


All students taking Hebrew Ulpans and semester classes with TAU International (regardless of matriculation or program) must read, understand and adhere to academic rules and regulations found in the TAU International Academic Handbook here


Below are the Hebrew Courses/Ulpans offered at TAU International throughout the year.


Hebrew Course Type

Program or Course Dates*

Course Days and Times**


Deadline to Apply

Levels Offered***

Hebrew Semester Courses**** 2020-2021

Fall 2020: October 19-December 17, 2020

Spring 2021: February 22-May 13, 2021

Monday- Thursday 8:30-10:00

4 Credits

This Fall 2020 course is available only to people who are currently in Israel and/or students enrolled in a TAU degree or study abroad program.

Rolling; If interested in enrolling in a semester Hebrew course, please contact tauiacademic@tauex.tau.ac.il

Various levels but not guaranteed that Complete Beginners or Advanced levels offered during semesters

Hebrew Conversation (open only to currently enrolled TAU degree students)

Fall 2020: October 18-January 17, 2021

Spring 2021: TBD
No Credit Offered Rolling; If interested in enrolling, please contact tauiacademic@tauex.tau.ac.il  Will depend on enrollment

Winter 2021 Hebrew Ulpan

January 11 – February 12, 2020

Sunday-Thursday 8:30-11:30

3 Credits

December 15, 2020; apply online (applications open July 15, 2020)

Various levels including Complete Beginner; Advanced levels not guaranteed

Summer 2021 Complete Beginners Hebrew Ulpan

June 16-July 30, 2021

Sunday-Thursday 9:15-11:45

4 Credits

April 30, 2021; apply online (applications open December 15, 2020)

Only for students with zero previous knowledge of Hebrew, zero knowledge of the alef bet, etc.)

Summer 2021 Hebrew Ulpan

August 2-September 3, 2021

Sunday-Thursday 8:30-13:00

4 Credits

June 15, 2021; apply online (applications open December 15, 2020)

Various levels including Complete Beginner; Advanced levels not guaranteed


Learning format: Classes will run online at first, and if/when possible will be conducted in-person


*The Ulpan dates above are inclusive of arrival and departure dates (not only course dates). Semester course dates are simply course dates.

**There is a possibility of courses meeting on Fridays as needed.

***Read more about our Hebrew levels here.

****Special Visa Note Regarding Students Taking Single Courses at TAU (Not as Part of an Official Program)

Students requiring an entry visa for Israel in order to attend a stand-alone (single) course, for example, a Hebrew Language Fall or Spring Semester Course, may be denied for a student visa by their local Israeli Consulate because the course is not classified as an official program (students enrolling in the official Summer or Winter Ulpan Intensive Programs may have an easier time obtaining a visa as these are part of an official program). As TAU International does not provide specific visa guidance, please check with your local Israeli consulate for more details.



Student Testimonials


Kristen Maiocco, USA

The Hebrew Summer Long Ulpan was the perfect introduction to Israel - and especially Tel Aviv. I feel way more confident navigating around the city knowing how to read and even use a bit of slang! Classes are definitely rigorous, but I got to make friends from all over the world and test my Hebrew skills at the beach!








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