American Teachers Plan to Enter Israel’s School System

Twenty-two Americans who have enrolled in “Ulpanim,” intensive Hebrew language courses for foreign visitors, sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, sailed for Israel this week-end. The group includes several teachers from New York, Philadelphia and Chicago who plan to enter Israel’s school system after completing the course and a number of other professionals.

Most of the Americans will attend the five-month “Ulpan” for English-speaking students at Maayan Zvi, a settlement on Israel’s coastal plain south of Haifa. The teachers have enrolled in a special Jerusalem “Ulpan” of two months duration designed to prepare them for positions in Israel schools. Arrangements for American enrollment in “Ulpanim” are made by the Jewish Agency’s Aliyah Department in New York. Courses are of five or six months duration running consecutively throughout the year.

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