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Language Acquisition Modern Hebrew 1

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

Admission after successful completion of introduction to Hebrew script: Week 36: Monday 2 – Friday 6 September 2019
Otherwise regular BA admission requirements.

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
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.

Course Load

5 EC x 28 hrs = 140 hrs
Intensive course - first week of September: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - (13 x 2) 16
Attending classes (6 x 7) 42
Preparing classes (6 x 7) 42
Tests and exam 40

Assessment method and weighing

Assessment

Partial Assessment Weighing
Grammar and vocabulary: assignments and dictations 25%
Written exam 25%
Oral exam 50%

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

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,

Exam review

If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will 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

Registration via uSis

Registration Contractonderwijs

Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Dr. M.F.J. Baasten

Remarks

Students with disabilities

The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact Fenestra Disability Centre at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accommodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations). It is also unacceptable for students to reuse portions of texts they had previously authored and have already received academic credit for on this or other courses. In such cases, students are welcome to self-cite so as to minimise overlap between prior and new work.

Students must submit their assignment(s) to the blackboard through turnitin, so they can be checked for plagiarism. Submission via email is not accepted.