SUMMER COURSES AT

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA,

HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, AND

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

 

Intensive Summer courses in Arabic, Hebrew and other subjects are offered at many institutions inside Israel. This document contains information about offerings and dates as best as can be determined, from the University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, all of which have agreements with the University of Wyoming that may facilitate obtaining credit at UW for taking these courses.  There are many other opportunities in Israel for language studies and courses, and the universities also offer many other courses.

Intensive Arabic is offered in both Standard and local dialect.  Modern Hebrew is offered in intensive courses, and there are courses in Biblical Hebrew as well.  Note that the Modern Hebrew courses usually include some introduction to Biblical and other pre-modern Hebrew material. 

Students participating in the University of Wyoming Summer Study Abroad in Israel and the Huqoq Excavation may be able to study Arabic, Hebrew or other courses while they are in Israel.

I will be happy to further advise students about these and other options.

Seth Ward sward@uwyo.edu

Sections in this document

1.      Arabic

2.      Hebrew

3.      Other Summer Courses

Arabic

University of Haifa

The Intensive Arabic Language Program, offered during the summer, are four-week modular courses, July 7 - August 1, 2013 and August 4 - August 29, 2013. The courses focus on Modern Standard Arabic (the written language). The July session will be taught at two elementary levels and the August will also offer an intermediate level.  [Note that the syllabus is available, below].

Academics
Classes meet four days a week, six hours each day, and students can expect several hours of homework every day. In order to provide an opportunity for students to actually speak Arabic and immerse in the culture, students will go on weekly field trips to visit locations of interest in Arab communities in the northern parts of Israel. An afternoon homework club is available for students who are interested in receiving extra help with their studies from local students.

The courses are taught in English and are designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Arabic language (Elementary I), for students that have already studied the Arabic alphabet (Elementary II), or for students looking to build on their grammar skills (Intermediate I).

The Arabic Language Program awards five academic credits.

Syllabus: July Language Program
Syllabus: August Language Program

 

Co-Curricular Activities 
Each summer we offer a wide range of 
social activities, including  trips, lectures, and celebrations.  Participation is optional.

Housing 
Students are welcome to live in the 
dormitory facilities on campus.

Eligibility
The Intensive Arabic Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Please click 
here for application process and deadlines. 

Admission is conditional upon completing a placement test to make sure the appropriate level is offered.

Hebrew University

Arabic Immersion

http://overseas.huji.ac.il/?CategoryID=901&dbsRW=1

Coordinator: Ofer Efrati

 

Based on the principle of total immersion, this six-week course combines intensive classes in both colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic—the formal language employed in print, news broadcasts and formal speeches across the Arab world.

 

Through classes, coffee hours with Arabic speakers, cultural events, and tours to religious and cultural sites throughout Jerusalem and Israel, students will learn the read, write and speak Arabic. What better way to learn Arabic than to speak with the locals, read signs and posters throughout the city, learn the names of the vegetables and spices found in the suk, and listen to the calls to prayer of the muezzin?

 

Elementary and Intermediate levels are offered, based on the Al-kitaab textbook series.

 

Elementary Arabic Immersion Summer Program (48878)

June 24 - August 3, 2014

Based on the principle of total immersion, this six-week course combines intensive classes in both colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic—the formal language employed in print, news broadcasts and formal speeches across the Arab world. Through classes, coffee hours with Arabic speakers, cultural events, and tours to religious and cultural sites throughout Jerusalem and Israel, students will learn the read, write and speak Arabic. What better way to learn Arabic than to speak with the locals, read signs and posters throughout the city, learn the names of the vegetables and spices found in the suk, and listen to the calls to prayer of the muezzin?

Intermediate Arabic Immersion Summer Program (48879)

June 24 - August 3, 2014

Based on the principle of total immersion, this six-week course combines intensive classes in both colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic—the formal language employed in print, news broadcasts and formal speeches across the Arab world. Through classes, coffee hours with Arabic speakers, cultural events, and tours to religious and cultural sites throughout Jerusalem and Israel, students will learn the read, write and speak Arabic. What better way to learn Arabic than to speak with the locals, read signs and posters throughout the city, learn the names of the vegetables and spices found in the suk, and listen to the calls to prayer of the muezzin?

 

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Intensive Spoken Arabic Ulpan

http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Global/Pages/OSP/Arabic_Ulpan.aspx

Program Dates for 2014-2015: August 3, 2014 – August 28, 2014

The Arabic Ulpan is an intensive colloquial Arabic language course that is offered for a four-week period during the summer months. The course focuses on teaching the spoken Palestinian dialect. Taken primarily from an urban setting, this dialect is understood throughout the Arab world. Classroom instruction will be accompanied by several excursions to Arab-speaking communities throughout Israel.

The course meets for five hours daily, Sunday through Thursday, for a total of 100 hours of instruction. The course is aimed at beginners with little to no prior knowledge of Arabic. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to converse in the Palestinian dialect of Arabic at a basic level.

Includes

·         Intensive Colloquial Arabic Language Ulpan – 100 hours of Spoken Arabic Language Instruction – 5 BGU Credits

·         Head Counselor

·         Full Student Privileges with access to the University Sports Center

Optional:

·         On-Campus Housing 400$ ($100 USD discount per student for shared rooms)

·         Trips around Israel with the OSP program - additional costs (per trip).

 

 

 

 


 

Hebrew

University of Haifa

http://overseas.haifa.ac.il/index.php/academics/summer-programs/intensive-hebrew-ulpan

Download the brochure here: English  French  German

Dates are July 7 – July 31 and August 4 - August 28

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan brings students from over 40 countries to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advanced.

The Summer Ulpan is divided into two independent four-week sessions, each offering all levels of proficiency. Students may register for either or both sessions.

Academics 
Classes are held Sundays through Thursdays in the mornings for five academic hours per day, with the possibility of 1-2 Friday morning classes during the session. In addition to learning through textbooks, classes will also involve video sessions, work in the language laboratory, student presentations, and visits to sites on campus such as the Hecht Museum. In addition, classes will have the opportunity each week to listen to a guest lecturer speak about different aspects of life in Israel today, such as women in Israeli society or religion and state in Israel. While the more advanced classes will listen to the lectures and participate in discussions, the beginners’ classes will prepare questions for their guests and hold their own interviews in simple Hebrew.

At the beginning of the Ulpan, students will take a written and oral placement exam. This exam will be used to place students in the most appropriate class for their level of proficiency. In the afternoons students are expected to prepare their homework  which should take approximately 3 hours daily. There will be mid-term and final examinations. Each 4-Week Ulpan session awards five academic credits for 100 hours of class work.

Co-Curricular Activities 
Each Ulpan session will offer a wide range of 
social activities, including  trips, lectures, and celebrations.  Participation is optional.

Housing 
Students are welcome to live in the 
dormitory facilities on campus.

Elligibility
The Ulpan is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma as well as adult learners.  Please click 
here for application process and deadlines.

 

Hebrew University

http://overseas.huji.ac.il/hebrewsummer

Jerusalem Ulpan: June 24 − July 27, 2014 

Application deadline: May 24, 2014

140 academic hours, 7 credits, Tuition: $1600 

 

Intensive Hebrew language study (Ulpan) is available on six levels, ranging from elementary (Aleph) to upper advanced (Vav). Courses are designed primarily for students enrolled in academic programs at the Hebrew University, but are also open to external students with appropriate academic background. All applicants must have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. High school graduates who have successfully completed their matriculation exams may also apply.

 

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Intensive Hebrew Language Ulpan

Dates: There is a 4 week Ulpan and a 6 week Ulpan. The summer schedule dates have not yet been announced.

The Ulpan is an intensive immersive Hebrew language course that can be taken for either a four- or six-week period during the summer or winter. It incorporates a traditional curriculum of reading, writing and conversation skills with media, such as Israeli music, newspapers, movies, radio, as well as field trips.

The course meets for four hours daily, Sunday through Thursday. Students are placed in an appropriate level based on results of a written exam prior to departure and an oral exam upon arrival. There are many levels of Hebrew offered in the Ulpan from very basic to extremely advanced.

Summer and winter Ulpans are available and open to all. Registration in academic programs is not necessary.

·         Tuition and Fees

·         How to Apply

 

Summer Courses

University of Haifa

University of Haifa Summer Courses run June 9 – July 3 http://uhaifa.org/index.php/academics/summer-programs/summer-courses

Innovation in a Nation: The Israeli Phenomenon - 3 credits

Founded some 64 years ago by pioneering “entrepreneurs,” Israel’s first successful start-up was the country itself. Since then, Israel has earned a reputation as one of the most active hubs for innovation, second only to Silicon Valley. What are the distinctive characteristics of the Israeli hi-tech industry and what is its role in the global economy? This course will tackle this question and shed light on these issues.

Course Syllabus Summer 2014

Course Meets: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday;  Time: 09:00-12:00

Total Hours: 40

 

Israel: A Mosaic of Culture, Religion and History - Academic Study Tour - 3 credits

This unique academic course allows the student to study in classroom seminars alongside visits to many of the most important historical sites in the State of Israel. During the course, students will divide their days between the University of Haifa campus and field study sessions at sites throughout Israel.

Students are required to write a term paper and keep an academic journal in order to receive a final grade.

Course Syllabus Summer 2014

Course Meets: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday;  Time: 14:00-17:00

Total Hours: 40

 

Terrorism and Responses - 3 credits

This course will examine the issue of terrorism as a growing form of political violence into the 21st Century. The last three decades of the 20th Century witnessed a phenomenal growth in terrorist activity around the world. Some groups rose and fell quite rapidly, but others have managed sustained campaigns and have achieved spectacular tactical success, among them the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. We will investigate the causes, methods and responses involved in the ongoing conflict between terrorist organizations and their adversaries.

Course Meets: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday;  Time: 09:00-12:00

Total Hours: 40