This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This is a Hebrew course for beginners, which provides students with the basics. The course is based on an interactive method, giving space to the student to practice and to make sure he/she is progressing in the learning process. Based on an attractive text book, with audio visual material helping the student to efficiently improve pronunciation as well as listening and fluency skills, the course requires a lot of self-study at home. While learning the language, students will also be introduced to the Israeli cultural environment.
This elementary course familiarises students with Hebrew script and phonetics and aims at giving them the possibility to understand basic structures of the language. With the following course in the second semester, it forms an integrated language course. At the end of the total learning process, participants will be able to read and understand simple texts (with help of the dictionary), to follow simple speeches, and to converse about routine matters.
This course aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Three two hour tutorials every week
Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.
- Total course load: 280 hours (10 EC)
• Attending classes: 72 hours (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks)
• Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 208 hours
Use of the target language to present and interact with correct pronunciation, vocabulary items and grammar
Assessment: In Class oral assignment (twice per semester) 10%
Mastering Hebrew script
Assessment: In class dictation test 10%
Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar, character writing I
Assessment: Written Exam 20%
Understanding of basic conversations in the target language, use of target language to interact with native speaker
Assessment: Final Listening exam/Oral exam 30%
Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar, character writing II
Assessment: Final Written exam 30%
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:
• Reading and writing;
• Written dialogue;
• Vocabulary and grammar.
To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following:
the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average
Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis
Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.
Esther Raizen, Modern Hebrew for beginners. Multimedia reading, writing, listening, conversation, plus computer tutorials, films (Texas, 2000).
2) Recommended Literature & Other Sources (e.g. websites, Academic Journals, documentaries etc.)
Online dictionary Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew: http://www.morfix.co.il/.
Edna Amir Coffin & Shmuel Bolozky, A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew (Cambridge University Press (2005).
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
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