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Hebrew 3 (Upper-)Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Hebrew 1 Beginners and Hebrew 2 Pre-intermediate.


This is an intermediate Modern Hebrew course. Building on the basics students have acquired at the beginners and elementary level, this course enables them to reach an intermediate proficiency. It also provides students with the cultural background they need for a stay in Israel.

Course objectives

Improving the listening skills to provide a basic access to Hebrew audio-visual media.
Low-intermediate command of conversational Hebrew.
Ability to understand relevant information in newspapers and simple texts without the help of a dictionary. Write short essays on common topics.
Familiarity with different aspects of Israeli culture and history. The course aims at the A2/B1 level of the Common European Framework.


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

Two 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.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Atending classes(4 hours per week x 12 weeks): 48 hrs

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 92 hours

Assessment method


  • There is no re-sit test during the course.

  • Use of the target language to communicate with correct pronunciation, vocabulary items and grammar In-class oral performance: 50% Twice/semester Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar, Written exam and quiz 40% Use of the target language to write with suitable vocabulary items and grammar Writing assignments 10%


  • Written exam and quiz: 40%

  • In-class oral/listening performance: 50%

  • Writing assignments 10%

To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
To pass the course, the average has to be 5.5 at least.


If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of a resit.
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.


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.

Reading list

1) Compulsory Literature
Esther Raizen, Modern Hebrew for intermediate studnets. A multimedia program. (Texas, 20152);
Edna Amir Coffin & Shmuel Bolozky, A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew (Cambridge University Press (2005).
2) Recommended Literature & Other Sources (e.g. websites, Academic Journals, documentaries etc.)
Online dictionary Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew:


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Dr. H. Neudecker


For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.