Hebrew Language at USF
ברוכים הבאים לאוניברסיטה של סן פרנסיסקו
The Hebrew language program at USF is small and unique
Currently we offer Hebrew 1 each fall semester followed by
Hebrew 2 in the spring. Upon completion
of this sequence the student will have a basic fluency in the language.
For those students who wish to continue and deepen their
knowledge of the language,
Hebrew 3 and 4 are also offered.
Professor Esti Skloot is the director of the
program since its inception fourteen years ago.
She is a native of Israel
who has taught Hebrew at various universities during her extensive career. Esti Skloot teaches in an engaging and
interactive style which includes the following components:
and film clips
- Drama and role-playing
- Learning songs and singing
- Interactive games
Why study Hebrew at USF?
the Hebrew language opens a window into a culture that is both ancient and
modern. It is different than
western culture but at the same time related to it at its core.
the Hebrew program is small and offers individual attention and
guidance. It can be designated to
fit personal needs.
those who are interested in Theology, gaining access to the Hebrew
language will enable them to read the Old Testament and related texts in
the original language.
- If you
are interested in the politics of the Middle East,
knowing Hebrew and Israeli culture is essential.
taking Hebrew you will fulfill your language requirement in only two
this fascinating language that is relevant both in historical texts and
Days/Times: MWF 10:30-12:15
Classroom Text: Hebrew from the
Beginning (עברית מן ההתחלה) plus
accompanying CD's. By Shlomit Chayat. Academon;
The Hebrew University Students’ Printing and Publishing House.
Have questions about this class or want to learn more? Contact Esti directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or: email@example.com
Students at work studying Hebrew
What are Former Students Saying?
- "The Beginning Hebrew class taught by Esti
Skloot exceeded my expectations. The teaching and organization of the class
reflected a great deal of care. I will recommend it with great enthusiasm to
many in the future. It formed an excellent base for Hebrew fluency."
- "I really enjoyed the class and am glad I
had the chance to study Hebrew here.
- Esti is an exceptional teacher --her class
includes a variety of activities which enliven the lesson. She encourages us to
learn to our utmost ability and in such a short time I've learned so much in her