Jewish Studies | Introduction to Elementary Hebrew I
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JSTU-H 100 Introduction to Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr.) 4 sections
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This fall course meets four times a week and is offered as the first
semester course, in the Modern Hebrew program. As such, it addresses
appropriate material for the beginning level. The course requires no
prior Hebrew background. Class sessions are conducted exclusively in
Hebrew. Students are exposed to spoken Hebrew, during each class;
they are expected to communicate in Hebrew, with one another as well
as with the instructor.

This course starts by focusing on the writing systems in Hebrew. It
covers the print and the script systems as well as the vocalic
system of Modern Hebrew. Conversations are practiced daily, using
basic question - answer structures, focusing on the simple sentence
structure. In addition, the course focuses on the present verbs in
Hebrew. Expansion to the sentence structure is introduced through
the infinitival system of the language. The basic gender/number
distinction of Hebrew is introduced for both the verbal and the
nominal systems. Hence, the course structurally introduces the
morphology of the language.

This course uses readings from the textbook, to work on basic
reading comprehension. Students use a set of CDs to work on
listening comprehension exercises. Writing skills are developed, as
students write daily assignments on various topics and complete the
writing of a simple essay assignment. Speaking skills are practiced
daily in class. As part of the course, students prepare and do short
presentations in class, on various topics. Students develop
listening comprehension skills using the CD set at home and doing
listening comprehension exercises in class.

Fulfills: Jewish Studies language course