Intensive Hebrew Ulpan

Intensive Hebrew Ulpan

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Registration is open for:
Summer 2020
Ulpan and Semester Course Dates:
Winter Ulpan - January 13-February 13, 2020
Summer Beginners Ulpan – June 7-July 24, 2020
Summer Short Ulpan - August 4–Sept 4, 2020
Summer Long Ulpan - August 4-September 17, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester Course - February 24-May 14, 2020
Fall 2020 Semester Course - October 12 - December 17, 2020
Note: Dates include Arrival and Departure program dates; not only course dates

TAU Hebrew Courses (Ulpan)

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.


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

Hebrew Course Type

Program or Course Dates*

Course Days and Times**


Deadline to Apply

Levels Offered***

Intensive Winter Ulpan

January 13 – February 13, 2020

Sunday-Thursday from 8:30am to 1:00pm

4 Credits

December 25, 2019

Various levels including Complete Beginner

Summer Complete Beginners Ulpan

June 7-July 24, 2020

Sunday-Thursday from approximately 9:00am to 12:00pm.

4 Credits

April 30, 2020

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

Summer Short Ulpan

August 4-September 4, 2020

Sunday-Thursday from 8:30am to 1:00pm

4 Credits

June 15, 2020

Various levels including Complete Beginner

Summer Long Ulpan

August 4–September 17, 2020

Sunday-Thursday from 8:30am to 1:00pm

6 Credits

June 15, 2020

Various levels including Complete Beginner

Hebrew Semester Courses

February 24, 2020 – May 14, 2020 (Spring Semester 2020); October 12, 2020 – December 17, 2020 (Fall Semester 2020)

Mondays through Thursdays (each day) from 8:30am-10:00am.

4 Credits

Rolling; If interested in enrolling in a semester Hebrew course, please contact

Various levels but it is not guarantee that Complete Beginners will be offered during the semesters

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

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

***Read more about our Hebrew levels here.



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 making friends with students from all over the world and testing my Hebrew skills at the beach was totally worth it. Overall - “sababa”!

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