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Language Acquisition Modern Hebrew 2

Vak
2016-2017

Admission requirements

This course is intended for students who have taken part in Language Acquisition Modern Hebrew 1.

Description

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.

Course objectives

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 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.
Language Acquisition Modern Hebrew 1&2 together aim at the A1 level of the Common European Framework.

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar with mandatory attendance.

Three two hour tutorials every week, two for grammar and vocabulary, and one for oral skills.
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:
• Attending classes (6 hrs per week over 7 weeks): 42 hours
• Preparing classes: (6 hrs per week over 7 weeks): 42 hours
• Tests and exam: 56 hours

Assessment method

  • Grammar and Vocabulary: assignments and dictations = 25%, written exam = 25%

  • Oral skills: oral exam = 50%

Resit

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

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

  • assignments

  • communication

Reading list

1) Compulsory Literature

  • Esther Raizen, Modern Hebrew for beginners. A multimedia program for students at the beginning and intermediate levels (Texas, 20152).

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).

Registration

Registration via uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Dr. H. Neudecker
Drs. U. Hagai

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