Centre for Continuing Education

Hebrew Course 103 (Level 3)

Hebrew. Learn Hebrew with us.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course exposes you to a variety of genres and provides you with opportunities to communicate both orally and in writing in everyday situations. We will explore various aspects of the Israeli culture.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • read and write using the Hebrew cursive alphabet
  • identify common prepositions
  • tell and ask for the time and directions
  • enquire about places to live and places to visit, shopping areas and things to do
  • discuss various aspects of Israeli culture.


This course covers the following topics:

  • syntax and useful vocabulary
  • the root and verb system
  • present tense and useful verbs
  • common prepositions
  • the definite article
  • reading and comprehension
  • dialogues
  • telling and asking for the time
  • numbers, food and directions
  • asking questions and giving answers
  • getting by – inquiring about a place to live, shopping, visiting places etc
  • places of interest in Israel
  • biblical phrases.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Hebrew 102 or those who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Hebrew From Scratch Part 1 – Ivrit Min Ha’Hatchala Ha’Chadash (Alef) Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, Hilla Kobliner 2004 Published by Academon (2004) ISBN 978 965 350 112 6.

Suggested textbook supplier

Golds World of Judaica
9 O’Brien Street
Phone: 02 9300 0495

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

Please note

Selected Language courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

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