Hebrew Placement Guidelines

Placement in a Hebrew language class follows the AMES department placement policy.

Self-Assessment Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines to determine if you need to take a placement test.  If you are unsure about whether or not you need to take a placement test—or if you have answered "yes" to any of the following questions—please contact Shelli Plesser, the Hebrew program coordinator, at ivritbeduke@gmail.com

Do any of the following apply to you?
  • I have a parent or grandparent who speaks/spoke Hebrew to me
  • I have lived in Israel for more than 3 months at some point in my life
  • I have taken an Ulpan class either in Israel or another country
  • I went to Hebrew school
  • I was Bar/Bat Mitzvaed
  • I know the Aleph-Beit (Print and/or Script)
  • I can read with vowels