Hebrew – Online Courses

Oregon State Ecampus invites you to discover the flexibility of learning Hebrew online. 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.

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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

Whether you're a student needing to fulfill a foreign language requirement, are planning an upcoming trip to Israel, or want to be able to communicate with your family, Hebrew courses through OSU Ecampus is a convenient way to learn a less commonly taught language. Learn more about Hebrew instructor, Yael Beged-Dov's innovative teaching approaches that were recently highlighted in a local news article.

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. 

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After completing Hebrew 111, students 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.
  • Look up words in a dictionary.
  • Identify proper use of Hebrew grammar.

Courses offered

First Year Hebrew - 12 credits total (4 credits each)

HEBR 111, 112, 113

Second Year Hebrew 

HEBR 211, 212, 213 and 231

Non OSU students can transfer credits

Many students from other colleges and universities take our foreign-language courses online to transfer credit to their home institutions. OSU Ecampus would like to emphasize that because OSU runs on a quarter calendar, students from semester-based institutions should contact their adviser or registrar to confirm credit transferring.

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For more information on the other languages that students can learn through Ecampus, visit the Foreign Language Overview Page.