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About the program - Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language

Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language is an online program whose aim is to assist teachers of Hebrew as a Foreign Language in the Diaspora.

Program objectives:
The program will focus on expanding teachers and students in knowledge of the didactics of teaching the language: grammar (context-dependent), vocabulary, literature and expression;

  • Particular emphasis will be placed on the technological aspect and the use of audio-visual and
    Internet aids in teaching the language;
  • The program will stress knowledge of Jewish sources and values as well as the love of Israel,
    and will instill democratic values and knowledge of the country's institutions.

Study Program:
The program consists of two sections:

  • theoretical studies;
  • practicum (practical specialization that includes guided observation of lessons and supervised teaching).

The theoretical section comprises two types of modular courses:

  • basic courses (mandatory courses);
  • enrichment courses (electives).

Whoever successfully completes eight courses – six mandatory courses plus two enrichment courses (thereby accumulating eight credit points – the equivalent of 224 study hours) and fulfills the requirements of the practicum, will be eligible to receive a specialization certificate in the didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language from The MOFET Institute's Virtual Academy.


Program Developer:
Prof. Luba Charlap,
Lifshitz College, luba@macam.ac.il
Prof. Luba Rachel Charlap, a senior lecture and head of "The Center of Textual Studies" in Lifshits College (in Jerusalem), was formerly head of the Unit for Hebrew Expression and the ulpan at Bar-Ilan University (1995–1998), where she initiated, directed and accompanied the program, "Training Teachers of Hebrew as a Second Language" at Bar-Ilan University (1999–2001).

Application Form
Program Developer:
Dr. Luba Rachel Charlap
Dr. Luba Charlap,
Lifshitz College,
luba@macam.ac.il