Workshop on University Teaching of Hebrew Language : Call for Applications

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July 30, 2023 to August 3, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Languages

Hebrew Language: Speakers and Tutors in Perpetual Motion

Online workshop

Jerusalem, July 30 - August 3, 2023 / 12 - 15 Av 5783


Workshop Director:  Dr. Judith Golan Ben-Uro , David Yellin Academic College of Education


The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization is pleased to announce that the ongoing Workshop on University Teaching of Hebrew Language is now accepting applications for this year’s session.

The workshop will take place on July 30 – August 3, 2023 / 12 - 15Av 5783  online. The workshop will focus on Learning and Teaching Language in a Constantly Changing World.

The International Center's summer workshops on University Teaching of Hebrew are designed to suit the interests of instructors of Hebrew as a foreign language in colleges and universities and to provide necessary theoretical knowledge and practical tools. The workshop includes lectures, practicums, and discussions.

We live in a period characterized by rapid changes in various areas of life, including the acceptance of opinions and ideas that allow different groups to develop independent variations of language, such as a gender language or a language of the LGBTQ community. In addition, the digital changes force language instructors to make adjustments to their teaching. During the pandemic period we adopted digital developments and learned to teach remotely, but digital innovations did not stop there and artificial intelligence is already posing new challenges to humanity in general and teachers in particular. Language instructors will obviously have to address these new challenges.

We invite you to discuss these challenges during our workshop. The program includes theoretical lectures about the flexibility of the Hebrew language that allows for diversity and variety among speakers of different groups; participation in didactic workshops that display innovative teaching methods and study materials that have been developed in recent years; and joint discussions on concrete issues related to Hebrew teaching.

The workshop is conducted in cooperation with the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction at the Rothberg International School for Overseas Students and with the Academy of the Hebrew Language.

Lecturers who are interested in presenting at the workshop, please contact Dr. Judith Golan Ben-Uri via the Center's e-mail below. In addition, all participants accepted to the workshop and interested in taking an active part in it are invited to submit a proposal to present the results of their work in the field.

General information:

  • Participation is limited to a small number of university teachers of Hebrew, selected from applicants from all over the world.
  • Participation fee is $250
  • The workshop will be conducted in Hebrew.
  • The program of the workshop will be published soon.


Interested applicants should submit a CV with their academic background and teaching experience/presentation proposals

 by e-mail to Ms. Masha Kitaichyk (administrative coordinator of the Center):

Contact Info: 

Ms. Masha Kitaichyk, Administrative Coordinator

Center for Teaching of Jewish Civilization

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel