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The Modern Hebrew Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers courses on the language spoken in Israel today. Students learn to read, write, speak and comprehend Hebrew while also receiving exposure to elements of Israeli culture and society.  All of our courses incorporate cultural materials, media, and new technologies for language learning. We also collaborate with the Judaic Studies and Middle East Studies programs at UT to offer additional courses related to modern Israel. UT also offers faculty-led study abroad programs on the history and culture of modern Israel.

We currently teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced Hebrew, and in Fall 2021, we will offer a Hebrew minor. Students who wish to continue Hebrew may also spend a semester or summer abroad through a UT-affiliated program in Haifa, Israel.

The Hebrew program at University of Tennessee was generously established through grants and gifts from Lea and Allen Orwitz, Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies.