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אולפן קיץ לעברית באוניברסיטת פוטסדאם

We successfully put into practice this summer school and say THANK YOU to everyone involved!

Summer Courses for Modern Hebrew at Potsdam University (School of Jewish Theology)

  • Application deadline:
    EXPIRED for 2019
  • Credits:
    up to 6 ECTS credits
    for participants who are students at a European University
  • Timeframe:
    29 July 2019 through 16 August 2019 (final exam)
    three weeks, 60 academic hours in total
  • Accommodation:
    We can assist participants in finding accommodation. Please contact us.

Application & Contact

For more information and for registration details please contact

hebrewcourseuni-potsdamde

This year’s Summer School for Modern Hebrew will offer intensive language courses on four different levels. The course languages will be English (for instructions) and Hebrew (for conversation and exercises). 

  • Course 1 (beginners):
    Introduction to Modern Hebrew for students without prior skills in Hebrew, starting with the Hebrew Alphabet. Participants will acquire knowledge of the fundamental structures of the Hebrew grammar (verb morphology and syntax) and a basic vocabulary. 
  • Course 2 (high novice):
    Students should have some basic knowledge of the Hebrew verbal system (present tense and infinitive) as well as some basic vocabulary. This course will focus on the past tense and give an introduction to the future pattern of the verb. Participants will also improve their vocabulary skills as well as their oral Expression.
  • Course 3 (lower intermediate)
    The aim of this course is to consolidate and broaden the understanding of the grammatical structures and vocabulary. The course will focus on the inflection of the strong verbs in the future tense, and frequent weak verbs. Participants will be able to read and write short passages and have discussions on the topics studied.
  • Course 4 (intermediate):
    This course is directed at students who are familiar with the active binyanim in Modern Hebrew. Verb morphology will focus on weak verbs and on passive patterns. Participants will read and discuss texts in various fields and will improve their written expression. Syntax exercises will include compound sentences and prepositions words. 

Each course will offer many exercises in reading, listening comprehension, and conversation. Students will be given short quizzes every week and will take a final exam on the last day. Material and concept of the courses will be organized similar to an academic Ulpan (intensive Hebrew course in Israel).  

  • Application deadline:
    EXPIRED for 2019
  • Credits:
    up to 6 ECTS credits
    for participants who are students at a European University
  • Timeframe:
    29 July 2019 through 16 August 2019 (final exam)
    three weeks, 60 academic hours in total
  • Accommodation:
    We can assist participants in finding accommodation. Please contact us.

Application & Contact

For more information and for registration details please contact

hebrewcourseuni-potsdamde

Class hours

Language classes meet for four to six hours daily, Monday through Thursday (20 academic hours per week). Tutors will be assisting students with their assignments or any other questions they might have. Two times a week there will be additional classes on specific topics such as Bible, Hebrew Literature or Israeli Cinema.

Cultural Program

In addition to the language course, students will be offered a program for cultural activities (fees for some of the activities will be charged): Israeli movie nights, meeting with Israeli students, visit to the Jewish Museum in Berlin, a reading evening with Israeli authors.