Hebrew – Online Courses

Why learn Hebrew online?

  • It is one of the oldest languages in the world (3,000 years old) that was almost extinct until its revival in 1881. By learning to read, write, and understand Hebrew, anyone can come as close as possible to this unique, oldest, and longest written heritage of mankind. Others choose to study the language in an effort to connect to their culture, faith or ancestry.
  • Internship opportunities in the business sector, health sector, hi-tech sector, bioengineering, telecommunication, defense, and more are available to all OSU students. The knowledge of Hebrew will aid students seeking international opportunities and can only enhance their experience.
  • Any student interested in middle-east history, philosophy, archeology and certainly religious studies, would benefit from visiting Israel and seeing first- hand the sights and findings. Beginner knowledge of the language, will only enhance your experience and understanding of the culture, people and country.

Courses offered

First-year Hebrew Language Courses (4 credits each)

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
HEBR 111      
HEBR 112      
HEBR 113      

Culture Courses

Course #SummerFallWinterSpring
HEBR 231   ✓   ✓  ✓

 Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.

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"I provide two weekly hours of Skype time where students can participate and practice speaking Hebrew. Ecampus and I developed some really wonderful interactive tools such as how to pronounce letters and vowels by using soundboards."

Yael Beged-Dov, Hebrew instructor for Oregon State University

Students who complete first and second year Hebrew will be able to:

  • Identify the Hebrew Alphabet/vowels.
  • Write and read sentences in block and script form.
  • Communicate with others in Hebrew and provide personal information about oneself and others.
  • Ask and answer in Hebrew simple questions about school and studies, family, places of residence, daily schedule, count up to 100 and tell time.
  • Describe aspects of Hebrew and Israeli cultures such as modern Hebrew names, map of Israel, numerical value of letters and Jewish Holidays.
  • Identify and demonstrate the ability to utilize all parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc.)
  • Identify proper use of Hebrew grammar.

Learn from a well-respected university

Hebrew courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures. All course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards, practice the language with one-on-one Skype sessions with the instructor, and use a soundboard to learn how to pronounce letters and words. Learn more about Hebrew instructor, Yael Beged-Dov's innovative teaching approaches that were recently highlighted in a local news article.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

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