The College of Charleston requires that you complete four semesters of language study or their equivalent. Your placement in the Modem Hebrew classes is based on your results in (a) a written placement test and (b) an oral interview. You will be placed into the most appropriate class for your Hebrew ability. If your Hebrew fluency is of a higher level than our 202 class, you could place out of Hebrew and have your foreign language requirement waived. But you will not receive credit.
Who should take the placement test and schedule an oral interview?
If you have prior Hebrew training at any level, gained either by self-teaching or from any institution other than the College of Charleston, you should take the Hebrew written placement test. If you have very little or no knowledge of Hebrew, you should enroll in the HBRW101 class. In this case there is no need for you to take the placement test.
When and where will the placement test take place?
A copy of the written exam is available at the bottom of this page. Please complete the exam and mail your completed exam well in advance of orientation, so that you can be enrolled in the correct section when you meet with your advisor. Exams may be submitted during orientation, but this may result in a student having to change their schedule.
Complete your exam and mail it in by June 30, 2013.
MAIL YOUR COMPLETED EXAM TO:
Mr. Oren Segal
Jewish Studies Program
College of Charleston
96 Wentworth Street, Room 215
Charleston, SC 29424
When and where will the oral interview take place?
The oral interview will be administered by Mr. Oren Segal on campus a few days before the beginning of each semester.
When and how will you find out about your placement?
Our Hebrew professor, Mr. Oren Segal, will contact each student with the results of your exam. He will advise you of which section is the most appropriate for your placement. Then, when you meet with your advisor, you need to tell them that Mr. Segal has placed you in a specific class/section.
Who to contact?
If you have any questions, please email (do not call) Ms. Enid Idelsohn at email@example.com.
Click here to download the Hebrew Placement Exam