3-Week Classical Hebrew

Students in the 3-week course in Classical Hebrew follow the Middlebury Language Pledge and participate in all School of Hebrew activities. They learn from experts in Classical Hebrew while advancing their Modern Hebrew.

Curriculum: The curriculum will progress chronologically through the history of the language and include:

  • Discussions regarding the place of Hebrew in the Semitic family of languages
  • Examination of texts in Biblical Hebrew, ancient piyyut (liturgical poetry), Medieval Hebrew of the great halakhic and philosophical works, the classical poetry of Sepharad, Renaissance, and Early Modern Hebrew, and Hebrew of the enlightenment period.
  • Exploration of the linguistic hallmarks of the works
  • Comparisons to Modern Hebrew

Instructor: Oz Aloni

Requirements: Students must be at a strong intermediate-to-advanced level of Hebrew to apply

Credit: Students have the option to earn one unit of credit (three credit-hours)

2019 Dates: July 26- August 16

Cost: (Tuition, Room & Board): $4,305

Application Information: To apply for the three week School of Hebrew Classical Hebrew Program, submit the following materials:

  • Complete online application
  • $75 application fee
  • CV/Resume

Educational Transcripts and a letter of recommendation are not required for this program. You can skip these requirements on the application.


The School of Hebrew

Julie Gramling and Elizabeth Gerner, Assistant Directors 


P: 802.443.3593

F: 802.443.2075

Mailing Address:
School of Hebrew
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753