Ulpan-Or’s iHebrew™ Curriculum for Schools
There are several key building blocks to excellent Israel education and Modern Hebrew is one of the most important of those. An emotional connection to Israel, cognitive knowledge about Israel, relationships with Israelis, experiences in Israel—all of these are essential, and all are elements Ulpan-Or builds and promotes. The keystone of all these building blocks, the thing that enables them to take root in the mind and heart, is speaking Hebrew – the language of the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
Ulpan-Or offers a variety of Hebrew-study programs designed for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, and summer camps. Studies are conducted in accordance with Ulpan-Or’s unique Rapid Language Acquisition (RLA) method, developed by Orly and Yoel Ganor after over 20 years of research.
When Hebrew is taught in schools as an archaic academic subject, students usually become passive and are put into a “receptive mode” only.
This leads to:
- Lack of interest
- Lack of usage
- Lack of confidence in using Hebrew
- Inability to communicate in Hebrew
- Disconnect between Hebrew and Judaic studies
Ulpan-Or uses a revolutionary holistic approach putting students into a “production mode” and provides an effective solution based on three main pillars.
- Ulpan-Or unique RLA–Rapid Language Acquisition methodology
- Interactive, relevant online materials which encourage creative student engagement
- Use of modern technology
Ulpan-Or’s iHebrew™ curriculum has been implemented with success in over 60 middle and high schools, universities and other institutions in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Australia and more, demonstrating significant progress in even the first few months of implementation.
With iHebrew™ curriculum, students achieve fast language proficiency, while having fun and enjoying their study process.
iHebrew™ curriculum has been designed to be applied in modern “blended learning” environments, assisting in implementation differentiated and adaptive learning and “flipped classroom” concepts.
We follow ACTFL guidelines in terms of level definitions, assessments and authentic content. It assists in establishing common uniform objective standards and helps with placement of students transitioning from one school to another.
We provide comprehensive teacher training and close year-round guidance and support for participating schools.
One of the man differences between the iHebrew™ curriculum and others is, that students who study with it (being taught by teachers trained and qualified by Ulpan-Or) learn with fun, really enjoying the process, and get very fast results, especially when it comes to the spoken aspect of Hebrew. Many schools have reported to us that students who studied using our curriculum were the only ones able to communicate with Israelis in Hebrew during their trips in Israel.
For more information on our iHebrew Curriculum please click HERE or get in touch!