Hebrew is the spoken language in Israel and the general language of instruction at Technion but most Israelis speak and understand English, and at Technion, many of the signage is in both English and Hebrew so it is generally possible to get around campus knowing only English. From our experience we found that having basic knowledge of Hebrew will make your visit here more pleasant and enriching. This is why we make available two Hebrew instruction courses, a basic Hebrew class for beginners and a more intensive Hebrew Ulpan immersion course:
Hebrew for Beginners
Technion International, together with the Department of Humanities & Arts offers a beginner’s Hebrew language course for international visitors. The course is offered each semester and is open to students, post-docs, sabbaticals and spouses.
The course will provide knowledge of the Hebrew letters, vocabulary and basic language and grammar structures. Students will acquire elementary reading, writing and communication skills to use during their visit.
Course Duration: 14 weeks (4 academic hours each week, taught in the afternoons)
Cost: NIS 1100
For more information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hebrew language Ulpan lays the foundation for life in Israel at the Technion. An extremely effective technique, Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience. Instruction is offered for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. The Ulpan, given on campus by Technion’s Department of Humanities & Arts, offers this special program every August, with classes given over a five week period.
Cost: 1,500 NIS
Hebrew classes are not included in the Student-Exchange agreements.
A VERY good knowledge of Hebrew is an essential requirement for taking regular Technion classes. Undergraduate class lectures and tutorials that are conducted in Hebrew require high Hebrew proficiency. Ulpan classes may not be sufficient preparation for academic classes in Hebrew. Many instructors are willing to accept assignments in English, but this arrangement must be established in advance with the individual instructor.