The Hebrew level of new students is determined by the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction, based on students' Hebrew Placement Tests. Hebrew instruction is available on six main levels, from complete beginners (Aleph) to upper advanced (Vav). Students must pass the (Proficiency) Level Exam,to advance from one level to another, and the (Exemption) P'tor Exam at the end of level Vav, to obtain exemption from further Hebrew studies at the Hebrew University.
It is highly recommended for complete beginners to begin studying the Hebrew alphabet on their own, prior to beginning the Ulpan, using the free computer courseware developed by the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction: Aleph Bet Click.
This course is designed to enable the student to use Hebrew freely, incorporating all of the language skills – comprehension, conversation, reading and writing – with exposure to a wide range of vocabulary, language structures, and academic and scientific texts. Attention is paid to lexical collocations and semantic fields.