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Beginner's Hebrew

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the intensive course in the week before the start of the semester.

Description

This is a Modern 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.
The course aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar
    Attendance and active participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to prepare for and attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of such absences during a semester is two. Being absent without notification and/or more than two times can result in exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.  

Assessment method

Assessment

Grammar and vocabulary; assignments and dictations; written exam; oral exam

Weighing

Grammar and vocabulary; assignments and dictations: 35%
Written exam: 35 %
Oral exam: 30%

Resit

If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 5.49), there is the possibility of a resit only for the written and/or the oral exam.

Inspection 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

  • Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, Hilla Kobliner, Hebrew from Scratch/Ivrit min ha-hatchalah, Part 1 (Jerusalem: Akademon, 2000).

  • Lewis Glinert, Modern Hebrew. An Essential Grammar (3e druk; New York: Routledge, 2005). ISBN 978-0-415-70082-5.

  • Edna Lauden, Liora Weinbach, Multi Dictionary. Bilingual Learners Dictionary Hebrew-Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew (Tel Aviv: Ad, 2003). ISBN 978-965-390-003-5.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

Registration Contractonderwijs

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Contact

  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office Vrieshof

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