How Are Students’ Hebrew Levels Determined?

When a new student joins Ulpan Meir, he is tested and placed in either the top, middle or beginner level in the ulpan. Each of these is divided into units, and every unit is has four subunits: speech, writing, listening and reading. The more Hebrew a student learns, the more units he amasses, and eventually moves to the next level. Therefore, the three levels mentioned above actually attest to the number and level of the units that each instructor in the ulpan teaches.