Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Intermediate Hebrew I
H600 | 15466 | Maoz-Levy, Michal


This fall course is offered as the third semester course of the Modern
Hebrew program. It meets three times a week. It addresses the
intermediate acquisition level. The course is based on topics covered
in the H100 and H150 first year courses of the program. As such, it is
conducted solely in Hebrew.

Following the first year courses, where basic sentence structures are
mastered, this course introduces the complex sentence structures of
Hebrew, as it focuses on the Hebrew grammar. To do so, it introduces
the conjunct system and its uses. The course provides a solid review
of the verbal present and infinitival structures, while introducing
the past tense of Hebrew. The course focuses on the nominal system, by
addressing some of its unique issues, such as the construct state
structure.

Students work on reading materials from the workbook as well as other
sources, such as Israeli newspapers, to practice their reading skills.
A CD set, which accompanies the workbook, is often used to introduce
new stories, allowing students to further develop their listening and
pronunciation skills, while supporting in-class discussions about the
topics covered in these stories. Students exercise their writing
abilities, by writing essays on various topics, throughout the
semester. Students are expected to present various topics orally, in
class. Their spoken skills continue to develop, when students work in
small groups in class, during most class sessions.