offers instruction at the elementary level in Hebrew. Advanced level English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) courses are also available for international students who test
into these courses.
two-course sequence in Biblical Hebrew language is offered periodically,
generally once every three years. Together the courses provide an introduction
to the classical form of Hebrew as preserved in the narrative texts of the
Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanak or Old Testament).
new to the language should begin with HEBR 110 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I in the fall semester, followed
by HEBR 120 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II in the spring. Those completing HEBR 120 will receive credit for
the LA capacity. Students with a background in the language may take a
placement exam to exempt one or both courses.
ESOL program consists of two academic-year courses: ESOL 118 English for Academic Purposes I and ESOL 119 English for Academic Purposes II, that are
designed to help international students develop the language and critical
thinking skills necessary to become engaged, contributing, and successful
students at Hendrix. Placement into these courses is determined by an
English Placement Test, administered by the English Placement Committee (Gwen
Stockwell and two members of the English Department Faculty) and required of
all international students for whom English was not their primary language in