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Questions & Answers

Well, hello there, curious mind! We see you've landed on our FAQ page. Good move. Trust us, this isn't just another boring Q&A space. This is the golden treasure trove of knowledge, the crystal ball that has the answers to all your burning questions. You're just a scroll away from becoming a UAB expert. So go ahead, dive right in and discover everything you've ever wanted to know about learning Hebrew with us. Bet you can't just read one

How many levels of Hebrew can I tackle at UAB?

Ready, set, ten! From complete novices to seasoned scholars, we've got you covered with three beginner levels (A1, A2, A3), three intermediate stages (B1, B2, B3), and four advanced or academic tiers (G1, G2, D1, D2, H1).

Are all classes at UAB strictly in person? 

While our cozy Ulpan in the Old North neighborhood of Tel Aviv houses most of our classes, we also extend a select few sessions via Zoom for those who wish to learn from the comfort of their homes.

How do I figure out my Hebrew level if I've learned before?

Kickstart your journey with us by signing up for an online Hebrew test. Once you ace the written part, we'll schedule a Zoom call to discuss the result and decide on the best level for you.

I can speak Hebrew, but writing is a bit of a pickle. What's next?

No worries, we've got your back. As with all students, we'll ask you to complete the online Hebrew test to gauge your level. From there, we'll customize a plan to bolster your reading and writing skills. 

What's the structure of UAB courses?

Each of our classes meets twice a week, running for a generous 90 minutes each time over a span of 10 weeks.

Other Ulpans offer more class hours. Why not UAB?

At UAB, we value quality over quantity. While some institutions inflate hours with breaks and shorter academic hours (45 mins), we deliver the exact 30 hours of real instruction time per course – no more, no less.

How much is a course at UAB? What's included?

Our standard course is priced at 3,500 ILS for 30 hours. However, UAB's Book Clubs are priced at 1,800 ILS. This fee includes a custom workbook by Aviv Bertele, access to our online vocabulary app with audio aids, and participation in wellness activities conducted in Hebrew, such as Pilates, sports classes, and more.

How many students are in each class? 

We cap our classes at 6-10 students to ensure everyone gets their fair share of teacher attention.

Is there homework? How much effort is needed outside of class?

We recommend setting aside about two hours per week for homework. To propel you to the next level, we also have midterm and end-of-course exams, featuring both spoken and written elements.

I'm super busy. Any course that can accommodate me? 

Absolutely! Our book club, rotating each semester, is a great fit for advanced students with tight schedules.

Do you collaborate with Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Immigration)?

No, we operate independently.

Do I need to pay upfront for the lessons?

Yes, you'll need to pay for the course upfront. But don't worry, you can opt for a three-payment plan if you're using an Israeli credit card.

What sets UAB apart from other Ulpans?

Since day one, our sole focus has been on evolving into the best Ulpan we can be. We invite you to read our Google reviews and Facebook reviews to see how we stack up. 

Do you have intensive courses? 

We prioritize quality over quick fixes, so we don't regularly schedule intensive courses. However we do have some special crash courses coming up in Summer 2024

 

How can I pay for an employee's course? 

Simply buy a gift card for your employee or friend. We'll send an invoice or receipt upon request.

I can't make it to some of the lessons. Can I get a discount? 

Unfortunately, no. The course price is fixed for everyone, and we don't offer discounts based on the number of lessons a student attends. Additionally, at UAB, everyone pays the same price.

Can I get a recording of the lessons? 

To protect the privacy of our students, we do not record the lessons. Whether the lessons are in-person or on Zoom, we want students to feel comfortable speaking Hebrew without being recorded.

I can't make it to the class. Can I join via Zoom?

The short answer is no. The quality of instruction is compromised when some students are on Zoom and others are in the classroom. As an institution that does not compromise on quality, we suggest our students enroll in a course that is entirely in-person or on Zoom.

What about private lessons?

We don't typically recommend private lessons. Feel free to read our blog post.

What's the best way to get in touch with the UAB team? Can you hear me now?

Oh, we hear you loud and clear! To reach us, skip the traditional phone call and slide into our DMs on WhatsApp. Just click on the chat icon in the bottom right corner of our website and let's chat it up. You can also shoot us an email at info@avivbertele.com if that's more your style. We're busy teaching Hebrew, but we'll make sure to respond ASAP. Catch you on the digital side.

Fall 2024
October 27 - January 2
Winter 2025
January 19 - March 27
Spring 2024
May 5 - July 11
Summer 2024
July 21 - September 26
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