Jewish Studies | Introduction to Elementary Hebrew II
H150 | ALL | Bat Zion Shuman


Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100 or a Hebrew exam
score of 5 or higher.

This course meets four times a week and is offered as the second
semester course, in the modern Hebrew program. As such, it addresses
appropriate material for the advanced-beginning level. The course is
based on topics covered in the H100 course. The course is conducted
exclusively in Hebrew. Students are exposed to spoken Hebrew,
throughout class; they are expected to communicate solely in Hebrew,
with one another as well as with the instructor.

This course offers a heavy focus on the verbs in Hebrew. Thus, it
offers a practice of the infinitival structures of Hebrew as well as
a solid review of the past tense of the Hebrew verbal system. The
course also focuses on the structure of simple as well as basic -
nested (semi-complex) sentences.

The course uses readings from the textbook, to work on reading
comprehension. Students use a set of CDs to work on listening
comprehension exercises. Writing skills are developed, as students
write short essays on various topics. Speaking skills are exercised
daily in class. As part of the course, students prepare and present
short presentations in class, on various topics.

Fulfills: Jewish Studies Language & Literature course