Course Description

Advanced Modern Hebrew II (3 cr.) 
Ayelet Weiss
NELC-H 506 (4005)
MWF 12:20-1:10 (GA 0013)
P: Grade of C or higher in NELC-H 505 or equivalent proficiency.
Meets with JSTU-H 350

This course is offered as the sixth semester course of the Modern Hebrew language track. It addresses the advanced level of acquisition for Modern Hebrew. This course is based on topics covered in the first two years of the Modern Hebrew program at IUB, as well as in the H300 fifth semester course. The H506 course covers the essentials of Modern Hebrew grammar and offers skill practice for conversation, composition, and reading comprehension. The course readings prepare students to work with advanced literary and academic Hebrew texts.

This course is conducted solely in Hebrew. It offers reading selections from a variety of advanced-level textbooks as well as some Modern Hebrew literature, Israeli newspapers, Modern Hebrew poetry and other materials. Students are familiarized with various writing styles including slang, journalistic, poetic, and academic writing genres. Listening comprehension skills are further practiced and developed by exposure to Israeli media. Written assignments, long-term projects, and in-class presentations allow students to master their Hebrew abilities while developing well-rounded linguistic skills.