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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers six semesters of modern Hebrew language, with different classes offered in fall vs. spring. The classes available in fall 2022 are HEBR 101 and 203. Third-year Hebrew (HEBR 305 and 306 in alternate years) is offered in spring only. In spring 2023, we plan to offer HEBR 102, 204, and 306.

For a complete listing of Hebrew courses and course descriptions, consult

If you’re a beginner (no previous knowledge of Hebrew), register for any section of HEBR 101. Note that this class will not be offered in spring semester.

Beginning Hebrew is also being offered–in remote format–this summer: HEBR 101 in first summer session (starts May 19) and HEBR 102 in second summer session. New students are eligible to take summer courses; if you have been accepted for fall, Admissions will change your starting semester from fall to summer at your request.  Taking summer courses could allow you to learn a year’s worth of Hebrew before fall even begins. More information is available on the Summer School website.

If you have prior knowledge of Hebrew and want to take Hebrew, you must take a placement test. This is true for everyone, regardless of how you learned Hebrew (in high school, at home, etc.) and regardless of any test credit or transfer credit you may have. The Hebrew placement test will be given remotely over the summer, and requires registration in advance; please go to to sign up for one of two possible dates.

If you need a placement test earlier because you wish to take HEBR 102 in summer, sign up at the link above and note that in the comments, and we’ll contact you to arrange it.

On the same page is a self-assessment guide that you can use to estimate your probable placement. You are welcome to go ahead and enroll in the class that you think is right for you when you get to register for fall courses. If your placement doesn’t turn out to be what you predicted, the department will try to help you switch into the correct class. It’s also possible you’ll have to wait until spring to continue studying Hebrew if you place into a class only offered in spring.

If you have trouble getting into the Hebrew class you want, please refer to the information and help in this registration FAQ:, or contact Lori Harris at