Jewish Studies | Elementary Hebrew II
H150 | ALL | --
Elementary Hebrew II
JSTU-H 150 (4 cr.)
P: Grade of C or higher in H100 or equivalent proficiency
(Meets with NELC-H 550)
MTWR 10:10-11:00 Rachel Naor #8925
MTWR 10:10-11:00 Michal Maoz-Levy #13271
MTWR 11:15-12:05 Rachel Naor #8924
MTWR 12:20-1:10 Rachel Naor #8926
Jewish Studies majors: Core course; Jewish Studies certificate
students: Counts as any category course
This course meets four times a week and is offered as the second
semester course, in the Modern Hebrew language track. 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, matching
each such verbal form to its present form counterpart. The course
further offers an introduction of the past tense of the Hebrew
verbal system. The course focuses on the structure of simple as well
as basic - nested (semi-complex) sentences, covering the word order
options that such structures allow in Modern Hebrew.
The course uses readings from the workbook, in order to develop
reading comprehension. Students use a set of CDs, as well as lab
exercises, to develop their listening comprehension. Writing skills
are developed, as students write short essays on various topics.
Speaking skills are exercised daily in class, as well as during lab
work. As part of the course, students prepare and present short
presentations in class, on various topics.