Foreign Languages


Hebrew is both the sacred language of Judaism and the everyday language of Israel. The ultimate goal of the Hebrew Department is to teach students to read, write, speak and understand Modern Hebrew effectively and fluently. Through this learning, students will develop love and affection for the Hebrew language, the culture of Israel, and the Jewish people.

Academy students are exposed to the rich layers of the Hebrew language throughout their years of study. Modern, Biblical, Mishnaic, and Midrashic Hebrew will be studied through various literary genres. As students develop their comprehension skills, they will use Israeli media, via the Internet, to listen to, read, and write reactions to world events in Hebrew. In addition, Hebrew students will practice making presentations in the language and they will participate in discussions on assigned topics.

Students come to the Academy with a wide range of Hebrew knowledge, from those who don't know the aleph-bet to fluent speakers who are capable of studying literature at a high level. Our courses are designed to accommodate all levels of students at the Academy.


The Spanish courses offered at the Academy take an engaging approach to language learning. Courses focus on developing language skills, but also building an understanding of the countries and cultures where the language is spoken. Activities and classroom topics are designed to motivate the students to become active participants in their learning and encourage them to integrate Spanish into their everyday lives. Our international campus offers a unique opportunity to the language learner at AHA in that they can learn the skills in the classroom and then take it to practice with their native-speaking friends. In this way, languages don't seem quite so "foreign" after all.

Hebrew I
Hebrew II A
Hebrew II AB
Hebrew III A
Hebrew III AB
Hebrew IV A
Hebrew IV AB
Hebrew IV: Speakers
Hebrew V
Hebrew VI
Hebrew VII
Hebrew VIII: Lit I
Hebrew IX: Lit II

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III

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