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Combine a proven curriculum with a pure language environment.

The immersion program is for beginner to advanced students who want to improve language proficiency as rapidly as possible. Students have the option to study 7-weeks or 3-weeks on campus.


All courses provide proficiency-oriented instruction in listening, reading, speaking, writing, and grammar. Students engage in activities that enhance presentational, interpretive, and interpersonal modes of oral and written communication.

Students are enrolled in one of seven levels according to their proficiency as determined by a placement test and prior experience with Hebrew. If you wish to take an additional course in Classical Hebrew, you need to have attained at least the Intermediate Mid level as defined by the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Read more about level placement.

Biblical Hebrew Track

The Middlebury School of Hebrew is offering a new track, which combines Modern and Biblical Hebrew study and is open to students of all language levels. Students will start their seven weeks on campus focusing on Modern Hebrew study and will take both Modern and Biblical Hebrew during the second half of the summer. In order to enroll, select “7 Week Biblical  Hebrew” under Session in the application.

A Typical Day

Daily activities include four to five hours of classroom instruction followed by afternoon cocurricular activities. All students in the School of Hebrew will engage in extensive reading and listening activities using the texts from invited lecturers, novels, short-stories, plays, movies, media items, and journalistic accounts. Students are encouraged to choose from a wide array of cocurricular activities.

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