This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Hebrew 1 (Beginners).
This is an elementary Modern Hebrew course. Building on the basics students have acquired at the Beginners level, this course will enable them to reach a solid intermediate proficiency by the end of the semester. Communicative skills as well as grammar basics will be activated through the multimedia program used in the previous course, and added materials from newspapers and literary texts, besides. The course uses an interactive method, giving space to the student to practice and to make sure he/she is progressing in the learning process.
Converse about routine matters.
Read simple texts and understand basic information in it without the help of the Dictionary.
Write informal notes.
General understanding of the basic aspects of Israeli culture.
The course aims at the A1/A2 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, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours
Learning aim: Use of course contents, including vocabulary items, grammar. Assessment: Written exam.
Learning aim: Use of the target language to communicate with correct pronunciation, listening/speaking. Assessment: Oral exam.
Learning aim: Listening and correct spelling. Assessment: Dictations.
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.
If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 90% of the exam material. No resit for the tutorial (dictations) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.
How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.
Esther Raizen, Modern Hebrew for beginners. A multimedia program for students at the beginning and intermediate levels (Texas, 2015);
Esther Raizen, Modern Hebrew for intermediate students. A multimedia program. (Texas, 2015);
Edna Amir Coffin & Shmuel Bolozky, A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew (Cambridge University Press (2005).
Recommended Literature & Other Sources
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis can be found here.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.