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Baltimore Hebrew Institute in partnership with Baltimore Zionist District, Beth El, Beth Israel, Chizuk Amuno and Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregations offer Hebrew ulpan adult education classes.
When registering, select one of the following classes. Prior to the start of classes, instructors will contact students regarding class placement.
Absolute Beginner: Learn basic language concepts, such as the Hebrew alphabet, which are the foundations of learning Hebrew, and progress to learning vocabulary to speak in simple terms on topics such as the weather, clothing and food. No prior experience with the language is necessary.
Beginner l: The class will continue to build on an existing foundation to grow students’ vocabulary and grammar skills. Students should be able to read and write basic Hebrew and have a vocabulary word bank to converse on simple topics concerning themselves and another person.
Intermediate: The class will practice informal conversations in conjunction with developing reading and writing skills. Students should be comfortable reading, writing, and conversing on everyday topics. Students will learn how to converse in past and future tenses.
Advanced: Students should be comfortable speaking and comprehending the Hebrew language. This course is conducted entirely in Hebrew and will focus on the continued development of Hebrew conversation and reading skills.
Questions? Contact Michele Mulligan, Coordinator of the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, at 410-704-7118 or baltimorehebrewinstitute AT_TOWSON
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