Learn Hebrew through interactive activities and develop your understanding of Hebrew texts through these unique week-long courses.

Beginner’s Hebrew: TBA

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Biblical Hebrew for Beginners: If you’ve ever wanted to learn the building blocks of the Hebrew alphabet, vocabulary and grammar, but weren’t sure where to start, then our Hebrew week is for you. Through a variety of interactive activities, you’ll immerse yourself in a unique learning experience. The intensive week of teaching means that you are exposed to the language in a concentrated form and focused environment without other distractions.


  • Tuition: £300
  • Maintenance:
    – £30 per week (Monday – Friday) for lunches and drinks for non-residential students
    – £155 per week (Sunday – Thursday) for 5 nights’ accommodation (if available) including all meals


Training Team

The week will be led by Phil King, who is a member of Wycliffe UK and teaches on Moorlands’ MA Language, Community & Development at our School of Language and Scripture. Phil taught Hebrew to Papua New Guinean Bible translators for more than ten years, and has continued this within a UK setting. His PhD was on metaphors in Biblical Hebrew.

Phil will be assisted by Daniel Paul, who is the MA LCD Programme Leader and a translation and linguistics consultant. His BA was in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.

Course Content

Biblical Hebrew for Beginners – this week aims to help you:

  • Become confident in reading the Hebrew alphabet
  • Kickstart your understanding of Biblical Hebrew vocabulary and grammar
  • Work with an Old Testament text
  • Gain the skills to continue learning after the week has finished

We work from John Dobson’s Learn Biblical Hebrew (ISBN 9780801097423) during the Hebrew weeks, so students are required to bring a copy. If you would like us to provide your copy at a cost of £20, please let us know.


Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this programme you need to have the potential to succeed in it and to benefit from it. This is normally demonstrated by:

  • Two A-levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications.
  • GCSE in English (Language or Literature) at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at level 2, or an IELTS Academic Certificate with an overall score of 5.5 or nationally-recognised English language-based level 3 award, equivalent to these IELTS scores, from a different testing system.
  • An appropriate understanding of, commitment to and suitability for the range of vocations for which these studies prepare you.

If your formal education does not meet these requirements, but you have experience and non-certificated learning to the appropriate level, please get in touch with us to discuss your options.

You will need to show evidence of:

  • Prior learning, including the learning outcomes of the programme that you have achieved, and other relevant qualifications and experience, including evidence of how your studies have remained current.
  • A capacity to benefit from the study of practice, as part of your continuing professional or vocational development.
  • Sufficient academic ability.

Further information

The course is taught in collaboration with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International.


Apply now

Please apply using the form below.  We’ll let you know in due course if your application has been accepted.  If your application is successful, we’ll ask you for a £50 non-refundable deposit. Full payment will be requested one month before the start of the course if you’re accepted.


Please note: In order for applications from non-UK/EEA to be processed in time, we request that applications made from countries outside the UK/EEA should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the course (including references sent to the college). This is in order to give sufficient time for a visitor visa application to be processed, and required funds to be released for the commencement of the course.  Assistance with visa application will not be given.