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1 semester
Language course
Scholarships available
On campus
Tel Aviv
Hebrew
Registration is open for Summer 2021
Virtual open day
2/1/2022
Virtual open day
2/2/2022
TAKA

Program description

TAKA

This intensive Hebrew program is run in collaboration with the Ministry of Absorption, the program, otherwise known as TAKA, is ideal for those who wish to improve their academic and language skills.

You’ll need a high school diploma or higher to join the program, and be looking to pursue a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree, or a Ph.D. in Hebrew at an Israeli college or university.

Expect some intensive coursework focusing on three core components: Intensive Hebrew studies, English studies, and a selection of Hebrew specializations such as Academic Writing, Statistics, International Relations, Israeli Society, and more. You’ll also be prepared for the Yael Test for Hebrew proficiency, and Amir Test for English proficiency required by higher academic institutions in Israel. 

Program Highlights

  • Launch your Hebrew academic career the right way, with full preparation for future studies at Israeli academic institutions.

  • Stimulate your academic mind by learning academic Hebrew at one of the world’s leading universities, with expert tutors and plenty of opportunities to practice your newly acquired skills.

Admission requirements

TAKA is open to High School graduates, Bachelor degree graduates and students holding a Master's degree who wish to pursue their next degree in Hebrew and therefore should already have a foundation in Hebrew.

Students who are Hebrew beginners will not be able to join the program and may benefit from TAU International’s Intensive Hebrew Ulpan.

English Language Requirements:

All applicants applying to TAU International English-medium programs who are from non-English speaking countries or are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English proficiency. Applicants can do so in one of the following ways:

  • By submitting an official and original test scores for IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exams. The English proficiency tests scores must show that the applicant is at the B2 level on the CEFR:
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept IELTS General Training
    • TOEFL (paper): 550 */ TOELF iBT (internet): 79**, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept TOEFL ITP
    • Cambridge B2 First / C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency - Passing grade (A, B or C).

By submitting an official and original letter written by an English language expert from a recognized academic institution testifying that the applicant is at the B2 level or higher on the CEFR.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

There are 3 major components to the TAKA program:

  • Hebrew instruction taught by TAU International’s Hebrew teachers according to the participant’s level. A typical schedule is Sunday to Thursday from morning to early afternoon
  • Hebrew specializations are also offered for further exposure to higher education instruction in Hebrew and may include topics such as Academic Writing, Statistics, International Relations, or Israeli Society, etc. A list of finalized courses will be provided upon the program start.
  • English instruction taught by TAU’s English Department. Students will study for a minimum of 60 hours of English depending on their assessed level.

TAKA participants also receive preparation for the Yael Test for Hebrew proficiency and the Amir Test for English proficiency required by higher academic institutions in Israel.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

All Summer and Language programs will be operating under a hybrid model offering in-person/online classes.
If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and complete your program within the scheduled timeframe.
Additional details and arrival instructions will be shared with confirmed participants.

Tuition fees

Application fee: $60 (non-refundable)

Tuition fee: $5,500

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About this institute

Tel Aviv University International

Tel Aviv University (TAU) - Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts. Tel...


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Tel Aviv University International

P.O. Box 39040
6997801 Tel Aviv
Israel

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international.tau.ac.il

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