Learn to USE Hebrew rather than talk ABOUT Hebrew

ALS uses the same methods that are used to learn any living language. Students will hear, imitate, speak, and respond to commands in Hebrew already during the first hour of the course. Rather than sitting at desks, students participate in vocabulary and fluency building exercises such as story-telling and acting out stories. Our interactive learning process is non-threatening, requires little homework, and yet is a much more efficient way to learn a language.

How does the program work?

ALS prepares students for advanced scriptural exegesis in just ten-months. The course lasts 10 months, beginning with 3-weeks of immersion (7 hours a day, 6 days a week). This is followed by Skype classes during the fall, another intensive week, and Skype classes in the spring. A final intensive week in May ends the course. More than 95% of the students who have enrolled in the program have successfully learned Hebrew.

Lead instructors :

Asia Lutheran Seminary (ALS) has established its reputation for top-quality and innovative teaching of biblical Hebrew.  Our instructors: Dr. Tim Matthies. 

Program Schedule :

Hebrew 1 / 3-week intensive class
7 hours a day | 6 days a week for 3 weeks | 6 credits
By the end of this module, students will have learned more than 500 words and be able to read basic stories from the Bible.

Hebrew 2 / Spring or Fall semester 
1 hour online class (conducted with Skype) | 3 times per week (10-12 weeks) | 1 credit
Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency during the 30+ one-hour sessions.

Hebrew 3 / 1-week intensive class
7 hours a day | 6 days in 1 week | 2 credits
Students progress towards intermediate fluency in this class.

Hebrew 4 / Spring or Fall semester
1 hour online class (conducted with Skype) | 3 times per week (10-12 weeks) | 1 credit
Students continue to build vocabulary and fluency by reading entire Bible stories.

Hebrew 5 / final 1-week intensive class
7 hours a day | 6 days in 1 week | 2 credits
This class covers advanced grammar topics and forms while continuing to build fluency. Those who complete the course successfully will be ready to enroll in a seminary course studying the Greek text of a New Testament book.

Cost :

Hebrew Program Per Credit HKD $750
Hebrew 1-5 package (advance payment) HKD $7,500


Class Credits
3 Intensive Week (Hebrew 1) 6
1 Intensive Week (Hebrew 3, 5) 2
Each Spring/Fall Skype course (Hebrew 2, 4) 1

Special Notes :

– The program is structured to make it possible for students currently taking classes at other seminaries to participate fully.
– Since Hebrew is the language of instruction, proficiency in English is NOT required.

If you have any enquiries please feel free to contact us info@als.org.hk