Hebrew Placement Exam

Hebrew Language

I. Hebrew 10

No exam necessary. Please place yourself in the appropriate section according to these criteria:

If you have no knowledge of Hebrew, or if you have partial knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and know 10 to 20 words you are considered a beginner and should register for Hebrew 10.

If you are familiar with the Hebrew alphabet and know 30-50 words, or you have some minor background in Hebrew, you are considered an advanced beginner and should register for Hebrew 19 (Honors).

II. Hebrew 20, 29 (Honors), Hebrew 30, or Hebrew 40

The Hebrew Placement exam is available online. Please contact Professor Guy Antebi for instructions. Please contact Professor Sara Hascal if you have any additional questions.

Placement Exam & Questionnaire

You can also download and print the Placement Exam and questionnaire, complete the paperwork, take a photo and email to the Hebrew Program.

Alternatively, you may scan the completed paperwork into a pdf and email to hebrew@brandeis.edu or fax to 781-736-2070.

Please submit your paperwork at least a week before Pre-Enrollment or Registration starts.

The Hebrew program will notify you of the result via email. Based on these results, you may be asked to set up an oral proficiency interview. You will then be advised on registration for the assigned section.

III. Placement above Hebrew 40

If your placement exam indicated that your level in Hebrew is 40, the Hebrew program will contact you to set up an oral proficiency interview and based on this, will suggest to you a variety of upper level courses that you may enjoy. In some cases, an additional proficiency exam will be arranged to see if your level will satisfy the university language requirement. 

If you have any questions, contact Professor Sara Hascal.