Modern Hebrew – Level 2

Learning Hebrew is easy with the right method, teachers, and learning materials. This course takes you to the next level of Hebrew as you come closer to being completely fluent.

Course Description

Course Main Takeways
  • Level
  • Weekly Hours
    2 hrs
  • Duration
    9 Months
  • Language
  • Accreditation
    This course is worth 2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

If you’re here it means you’ve accumulated a basic vocabulary in Hebrew, but fluent conversation doesn’t come easily yet. This course is designed to enhance your fluency and build your confidence in speaking. We focus on communicating in different situations like going to the doctor, to a restaurant, or simply going shopping. During the course, you’ll be introduced to Israeli culture as it’s presented in a range of exercises. You will learn 350 new words, how to read fluently and further verbs in present tense. By the end of this course, you will be able to have basic conversations, feeling confident speaking in daily situations!

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Course Author

Tamar Weyl, B.A.

Tamar Weyl, B.A.

Tami Weyl was a senior lecturer at the Rothberg International School for Foreign Students in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tami Weyl has been serving…

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Course Author

Shira Cohen-Regev, MS MSW

Shira Cohen-Regev, MS MSW

Shira Cohen-Regev finds the combination of teaching Hebrew and e-learning appealing and challenging and enjoys every minute of virtually teaching Hebrew. Shira believes in virtual…

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Syllabus Summary

  1. Hello! Nice to meet you!

    In this unit we’ll get acquainted with the teacher and with our classmates, and then we’ll start learning and enjoying.
    This unit will introduce the different parts of the body and will refresh some verbs and conjugations.

  2. Doctor, I am in pain!

    In this unit we’ll learn how to describe our symptoms to the doctor.
    We'll also learn how to identify feminine nouns, and learn the names of basic colors.

  3. Would you like to work at the bank?

    In this unit we will learn verbs and infinitives and practice using them. We will also discuss the pros and cons of certain jobs.

  4. Buying vegetables at the market

    Israeli culture thrives on eating and cooking local vegetables from the marketplace. This unit will teach you how to engage in conversation on your next trip to the Israeli shuk (marketplace.)

  5. Fruit salad

    What do you do when you feel that you'd studied for too long? –Prepare fruit salad, of course. Today we will learn about the tasty ingredients of this delicious dish.

  6. The weather

    In this unit we will learn about the weather, the seasons, and the conjugation of the prepositions "ל" and "של".

  7. David Ben-Gurion

    David Ben Gurion was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. In this unit we will learn about him and his life after retiring from political activity. By following a typical day of his life, we will learn about time expressions and the verbal group of גר and שר.

  8. Clothes

    This unit will teach you some of the words that will help you in describing clothes.

  9. Transportation

    In this unit we’ll learn about all the different forms of public transportation to help you get around Israel in the best and quickest ways possible.

  10. A Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

    Would you like to tour Jerusalem's old city? Join the Cohens and their tour guide and visit the holy places and even put a note in the Kotel!

  11. Israeli Breakfast

    Our class goes to a coffee shop to enjoy an Israeli breakfast. We will learn about the different ingredients of the breakfast menu such as different cheese and eggs. We will also learn the verb group of "להרגיש".

  12. Tiberius Marathon

    In this unit we are going to train for the lowest marathon of the world – The Tiberias Marathon, and participate in it. We will learn words and verbs related to sport.

  13. The kitchen is small

    In this unit we will elaborate our understanding of noun and adjective forms.
    We will also learn to understand and say sentences without verbs.

  14. "Ulpan" in the Central Station

    In this unit we’ll join a newcomer to Israel who has a brilliant idea to practice Hebrew. We will study how to pluralize irregular nouns, learn about the demonstrative pronouns (הזה, הזאת, האלה), and about the prepositions “ב”, “ל” and “מ” combined with the definite article.

  15. Domestic cat, alley cat

    In this unit we'll learn about combining noun constructs. Understanding noun constructs and the ability to create them will broaden and enrich our manner of expression in Hebrew.

  16. Special Wedding

    In this unit we'll accompany a special couple, Ya'akov and Anna, from being soldiers with no family in Israel who volunteered to serve in the IDF, to becoming a family.
    We will also study the inflection of the preposition "את" and the transition of direct and indirect speech.

  17. It’s Useful to Learn Hebrew

    In this unit we will learn a children's song about all the things one is obliged to do.
    We will also learn the infinitive combinations and how to construct sentences which refer to things that are allowed or forbidden, possible and impossible.

  18. Nobody knows where my cellphone is

    In this unit we'll follow an original way of revealing a lost cellphone. We will study the use of double negative expressions (never, nothing…) in Hebrew.

  19. Review and goodbye

    It's time to say goodbye, but first, let's review what we have studied in our course: vocabulary, grammar, and some of the stories we read.
    We cannot say goodbye without giving some farewell presents to our classmates. But, in a virtual class we give virtual presents – pictures are enough☺.
    See you in Ulpan 3.

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Meet Our Scholars

Learn from our distinguished scholars, experts in biblical studies with advanced degrees from leading universities around the globe.

Eliyahu (Eli) Lizorkin Eyzenberg, Ph.D.
Annie Caruso, M.A.
Stephen Kim
Verónica Moreno Arjona, PhD candidate
Don Peterman, MAJCS, Rabbi
Marvin Meital, PhD
Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD

This course is accredited by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • We partnered with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the leading biblical research institutes in the world, to bring you a wealth of Biblical knowledge in courses developed by renowned scholars.
  • Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement from the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies signed by the dean of the faculty.
  • We also offer an academic track, with 3 academic credits, which is recognized in universities worldwide. To hear more details and enroll in the academic track click here.
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  • Extra Practice Sessions
    A weekly Q&A session in addition to the regular lesson

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