Overview: Language Programs

TAU International offers a number of year-round language programs.  Arabic, Yiddish, and Advanced English are part of our Summer schedule. For 2020, Arabic & Yiddish are scheduled to run from June to July 2020, and Advanced English from August to September 2020. The TAKA Prep Program is scheduled to run for an entire semester from March to July 2020.The Intensive Hebrew Ulpan runs throughout the year; with current classes, across a number of levels, from now until December 2020.  Browse the Hebrew selection below to see the actual start and end dates.


  • Intensive Hebrew Ulpan

    Hebrew is one of the world’s oldest languages and one of Israel’s official languages (together with Arabic).  The revival of the Hebrew language is nothing short of a miracle, moving from a language of prayer to a spoken and written language used for everyday life in Israel, with 9 million native speakers worldwide.

    It doesn't matter if you know zero Hebrew, can string a few words together, or even converse like a native, our Intensive Hebrew Ulpan has levels for all.

    So Kadima! Enroll now!


  • Arabic

    Arabic is one of Israel’s official languages, with 1.7 million speakers here (about 20% of the population) and 420 million people worldwide who speak Arabic.

    Where better to study Arabic than Israel?  Here Arabic is spoken widely by Israeli Muslims, Christians, and Druze, as well as by Jews who came from Arab countries.  

    As part of the course, you also visit the Arab-Israeli community, discover their culture, sample their foods, and even participate in a homestay with a local family, all while practicing your new language!


  • Yiddish Summer Program

    Oy vey!  You probably know and use the word’ chutzpah,’ but do you know the difference between “schmuck” and “shmooze”?

    This renowned international program focuses on Yiddish language and literature and is taught in small class settings. Lessons are held in the morning with afternoon programs consisting of guest lectures, conversation workshops, evening concerts, and trips to local sites of Yiddish culture.

    Do you play a musical instrument - bring it to class with you!

    So be a mensch and enroll now, and you’ll be schmoozing in Yiddish in no time at all!


  • Advanced English Program

    Do you need to ‘up’ your English level before beginning or continuing in higher education?  Then our Advanced English Program is for you.

    The program was designed for those who want to improve their academic English. You’ll focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in academic contexts. You’ll learn to build an academic vocabulary, read more efficiently, write academic papers, listen to lectures and note-take,  participate in seminar discussions, and deliver oral presentations.

    The perfect course for you before embarking on your undergraduate or graduate studies.


  • TAKA: Prep Program for Academic Hebrew

    Can you read, speak, and write Hebrew at a Alef level?  Do you want to start or continue your education taught in Hebrew?

    If yes, then you can enroll in our TAKA Prep Program for Academic Hebrew.  You'll immerse yourself in intensive preparation for academic studies taught in Hebrew. You'll perfect and polish your language skills to be able to continue to a Hebrew taught course, program, degree, or Ph.D.



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