The Brandeis University-Middlebury School of Hebrew
Middlebury, Vermont June 29–August 17, 2012
The Brandeis University-Middlebury School of Hebrew is an intensive seven-week Hebrew immersion program conducted every summer on Middlebury College’s Vermont campus. Founded in 2008, it combines the power of Middlebury’s nearly 100 years of experience in language immersion with the faculty and curriculum of the recognized leader in Hebrew language instruction, Brandeis University.
- Five levels of Hebrew, from beginning to advanced.
- An emphasis on Modern Hebrew, with an option to study Classical Hebrew.
- A faculty drawn from the foremost Hebrew instructors in Israel and the U.S.
- Four to five hours of daily classroom instruction, with a 6:1 student-teacher ratio.
- Extended daily contact with faculty, including individual review sessions, evening office hours, shared residence halls, and shared meals in kosher-optional dining halls.
- Regular lectures by visiting authors, scholars, film directors, and diplomats.
- Cocurricular activities including theater, film club, radio club, soccer, volleyball
What sets us apart? The Language Pledge
The Language Pledge is the promise you make to read, write, listen, and speak in only the language of study for the duration of your program, and it is the defining element of the Middlebury immersion experience.
“My progress in the School of Hebrew this summer has been incredible.
It doesn’t feel like a language I’ve known for only a short time.”
—Amelie Werther, Level 2