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Bruchim haBa’im l’Ivrit b’Northeastern

Modern Hebrew is the language spoken in the State of Israel. It is useful for anyone whose work or education takes them to Israel, with its institutions on the frontiers of science and medicine, significant business start-ups, and environmental and agricultural innovations. Speaking Hebrew will enhance your experience while visiting Israel, whether you are there to study, discover one of the most diverse countries in the world, interact with its people, or explore your roots. The study of modern Hebrew provides you with insights into Israeli culture and is a gateway to ancient and modern literature.

Why Study Hebrew

Hebrew is the common language among Jewish people throughout the world. Speaking Hebrew gains you access to Jewish liturgy and to Jewish communities globally, whatever the vernacular language.

The Hebrew program at Northeastern will provide you with the opportunity to develop your linguistic skills as well as your understanding of Israeli culture. The curriculum incorporates technology, literature, music, and film; it prepares you for Northeastern Dialogues to Israel, for studying abroad in one of Israel’s university programs, or to participate in a co-op with an Israeli company.      

You can fulfill your Northeastern University language requirement by studying Hebrew. Hebrew also fulfills credit requirements for a minor in Jewish Studies. 

Course Offerings

If you have had prior training in Hebrew before entering Northeastern University, please contact the World Languages Center at for a placement test.

Elementary courses:
HBRW 1101 — Elementary Hebrew 1
HBRW 1102 — Elementary Hebrew 2

Intermediate courses:
HBRW 2101 — Intermediate Hebrew 1
HBRW 2102 — Intermediate Hebrew 2

Course Schedule

Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for a comprehensive list of current course offerings.