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HBRW2603: Using Modern Hebrew in the Here-and-Now

This unit is an extension of the work done in HBRW1102. It consists of an intensive study of spoken Modern Hebrew with emphasis on communicative skills that enable students to communicate in simple Hebrew for everyday situations. Simple literary texts and language components, which are orientated around relevant themes, are dealt with. A variety of different methods are used to explain grammatical structures, morphology and syntax and to provide examples in their use.

Code HBRW2603
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
HBRW1102 or HSC Hebrew

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. read and write the Hebrew alphabet and to pronounce the Hebrew consonants and vowels well enough to be understood by proficient speakers
  • LO2. use Modern Hebrew to perform simple everyday tasks such as introducing yourself and greeting people, giving simple descriptions and making simple requests, telling the time and discussing your schedule
  • LO3. produce simple texts both orally and in writing, and read a variety of text types in Modern Hebrew
  • LO4. use the online Ma Nishma program in order to enhance your oral and aural proficiency via drilling and pronunciation of new vocabulary and language patterns
  • LO5. use the online resources to compliment face to face learning and enhance self-study. All of these skills are essential for more advanced mastery of both spoken and written Modern Hebrew.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.