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Hebrew II(121-3-20)


Hanna Tzuker Seltzer
Crowe 5-159

Meeting Info

Online: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 11:00AM - 11:50AM

Overview of class

Second-Year Hebrew is a three-quarter sequence which will cover comprehensive grammar explanations and examples as well as cultural themes. The purpose of this course is to enlarge the students' vocabulary, and to reinforce and expand their knowledge of Hebrew grammar, as well as to deepen their knowledge of Israeli culture. Class will consist of interactive exercises for the intermediate learner, readings in a level-appropriate difficulty with more information on Israeli daily life and reality, and listening in the form of songs and clips in Hebrew.
During this quarter, students will expand their vocabulary and will practice the words already familiar from the previous year. We will begin learning the past tense and its binyanim (pa'al, pi'el, hif'il, etc.). Students will also learn conjugations of basic prepositions they were introduced to last year. We will also learn the body parts, colors and more useful concepts. The readings will be in a level-appropriate difficulty with more information on Israeli daily life and reality.

Registration Requirements

Hebrew 121-2 or equivalent; or instructor consent.

Learning Objectives

At the end of second-year, students will be able to speak about themselves, family members and friends, their studies, trips, wants and desires, etc. Students will be able to read and comprehend basic authentic texts and write simple texts with increased accuracy. After completing second year, students will be able to take third year classes to deepen their cultural knowledge of Hebrew and its natural sphere, Israel.

Teaching Method

The lessons will center on the reading and discussion of texts and dialogues and include interactive group work. Homework assignments will emphasize written exercises, compositions and preparation for oral presentations in class as well as oral interviews at the end of the quarters.

Evaluation Method

A student's grade for this course will be based upon participation, homework and preparedness for class, several cultural events , attendance, four quizzes [given throughout the quarter], and an oral presentation in class or an oral interview.

Class Materials (Required)

Hebrew From Scratch Part 1 (in Hebrew: Ivrit Min Ha-Hatchala Ha-Chadash Bet) Written by: Shlomit Chayat, Sarah Israeli, Hila Kobliner Printed by Akademon Press through Magnes Press, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2015 ISBN-13: 978-0840008497 ISBN-10: 084000849X

Class Notes

This class is taught in Hebrew. Daily homework and occasional presentations are an integral part of class in order to maximize the students' successful learning.

Class Attributes

Synchronous:Class meets remotely at scheduled time