Language Courses | Levels
Links, we plan our spoken language courses in English and in Hebrew according
to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which
provides a beneficial standardized scale for teaching, learning and assessing
language skills in any language. The CEFR deals with REAL COMMUNICATIVE GOALS
of "What I can do with the language in real life” and
not only details the grammatical subjects or the number of hours to be taught
in each level.
This updated approach
allows both teacher and student to enjoy a quality language course in a more
practical and "HANDS ON” orientation. We are leading an initiative to
reform the teaching and language levels in Hebrew as a foreign language (HFL)
to fit those of the CEFR in all that it entails: the general approach to
language study, learning materials and the assessment of achievements in the
learned language. And this for the sake of improving learning and assessment in
HFL, by gradually moving towards a more modern, practical and updated curriculum.
scale allows for more efficient evaluation of language achievement, enables a
reliable comparison between language speakers, and is also useful in applying
for places of work and study abroad. Each level is based
on REAL communicative goals the language learner is supposed to be able
to achieve upon completion of the courses building up to a level, far beyond
knowledge of grammar or reading texts (from introducing myself and comparing
prices in clothes stores, looking for- and moving to a new apartment and
dealing with the authorities, to expressing positive and negative opinions
during a debate dealing with political and social issues). For more details
about the language goals in the various levels, press here.
introduce an integration of communicative goals and spoken language with
strengthening of the grammar and vocabulary, and enrichment in cultural issues
by means of dialogs, pictures, film, songs, newspapers, stories etc. Each
session calls for ongoing practice of all language skills: speaking,
listening, reading and writing, all spiraling upwards with each new level. In
addition, in order to implement the material students conduct
presentations according to their level and enjoy excursions in course-related
to a course you will undergo a short interview and a written placement test in
order to find the right course level suitable for your needs. For your
convenience please find below a table with current HFL levels typically used in
Ulpans (Hebrew schools). As various Ulpans (University, private, Kibbutz,
government funded) use different levels, we will help you in finding your real
level in Hebrew. In English Bagrut courses, levels match those set out by the
Ministry of Education.
AU = academic unit of 45 minutes.
You are welcome to contact us about
the next courses at Language Links at the language level suitable for you.
For more details regarding course
dates, click here.