Jewish Studies | Elementary Hebrew I
H100 | ALL | Naor, R and Maoz-Levy, M


Elementary Hebrew I (4 cr.)
JSTU-H 100
MTWR 10:10-11:00 R. Naor 4123
MTWR 10:10-11:00 M. Maoz-Levy 4124
MTWR 11:15-12:05 R. Naor 4125
MTWR 12:20-1:10 R. Naor 8251


Sections are subject to change
(Meet with NELC-H 500)

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 use of conjunctives. 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 workbook, to work on basic
reading comprehension. Students use a set of accompanying 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. Further
skill development is supported by the use of certain software,
allowing students to hone their language skills at their own
individual pace.

Fulfills: for JS major and certificate students matriculating BEFORE
SUMMER 2009 - Jewish Studies language & literature course; for
majors matriculating BEGINNING SUMMER 2009 - Jewish Studies core
language course; for JS certificate students matriculating BEGINNING
SUMMER 2009 - can be used in any one of the three JS course
categories.