The Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs offers language courses in Biblical Hebrew, Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic, on introductory and intermediate levels. The courses are instructed by highly professional, dynamic and experienced staff. Teaching methods include frontal classroom instruction and conversational practice, and incorporate multi-media educational aids and the use of both classical and modern texts.
Please note: The application process is course-specific.
For details regarding the application process for Modern Hebrew, please refer to the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction.
The Biblical Hebrew program offers students a unique academic experience of Biblical Hebrew study in the land where the Hebrew Bible was written. The Rothberg International School offers a summer course in the elementary level. This intensive and engaging program offers an eye-opening approach to textual and historical issues of Biblical Hebrew, while building the students' vocabulary and grammatical understanding of concrete biblical texts.
Modern Standard Arabic
Students are invited to study Modern Standard Arabic (MSA): the common language of the Arab world. The Rothberg International School's MSA program offers courses on the elementary level. Courses include a thorough presentation of the morphological and syntactical phenomena of MSA, aiming to improve upon reading, listening and writing comprehension skills, as well as grammatical and syntactical knowledge. Multimedia tools enhance in-class exercises, incorporating audio and visual materials into the class curriculum, in addition to the presentation of classical and modern written texts.
The Colloquial Arabic program is designed for acquiring conversational skills in the urban Palestinian dialect, expanding vocabulary and improving pronunciation and expression abilities. This year the program offers courses on the elementary level.
Modern Hebrew - Offered by the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction at the Rothberg International School
The Division of Hebrew Language Instruction offers modern Hebrew language courses on all levels. Hebrew language is taught by a highly professional and experienced staff. Emphasis is placed on internalizing the language and practical usage. Teaching methods range from traditional classroom instruction and conversation practice to language laboratory sessions that utilize audio and video cassettes, computers and new multimedia educational aids.