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Modern Hebrew 2 Pre-Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Modern Hebrew 1 Beginners.

Description

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.

Course objectives

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 A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Skill CEFR Level
Reading B1
Writing A2
Listening A2
Speaking A2

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment

  • 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.

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Listening 20%
Speaking 20%
Participation 20%

End Grade

  • 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 written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

To be announced.

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

P. Gruiters

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.