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

Semester 1, 2020 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code HBRW2603
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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HBRW2103
Prerequisites
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HBRW1102 or HSC Hebrew
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
? 

None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Yona Gilead, yona.gilead@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
In-semester test final in-class exam
Three parts: Unseen text, short answers Grammar & syntax Essay 125 words
30% - 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3
Assignment Assignments
Essay, 140 words
35% - 6 x 140 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5
Presentation Oral presentation
Oral presentation; topic of choice via Zoom
5% Multiple weeks 2 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO5 LO4
Participation Participation
Contribute to class discussion; consolidate use of recent language via Zoom
5% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
In-semester test Mid semester in-class test
Three parts: Unseen text, short answers Grammar & syntax Essay 125 words
25% Week 07 1.5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Lesson 13 in textbook; past tense ע"ו Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 02 Lesson 13 in textbook; סמיכות Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 03 Lesson 14 in textbook; Conjugation of the preposition ל..; Ma Nishma 17 Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 04 Lesson 15 in textbook; body parts; Ma Nishma 18 Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 05 Lesson 15 & 16 in textbook; Ma Nishma 24A &35; Quiz I Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 06 Lesson 16 in textbook; Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 07 Lesson 16 in textbook; past tense שלמים Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 08 Lesson 17 in textbook; Mid Semester in-class test Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 09 Lesson 18 in textbook; Conjugation of the preposition של Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 10 Lesson 18 in textbook; Quiz II Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 11 Pesek Zman II; Lesson 19 in Textbook Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 12 Lesson 19 in Textbook; Quiz III Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 13 Lesson 20 in Textbook; Conjugation of the preposition את Seminar (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.

  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.

  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Books are to be putchased from: Gold’s World of Judaica, 9 O’Brien St Bondi. (let them know you are a Sydney Uni student)

  • Chayat, S., Israeli, S., Kobliner, H. 2019. Ivrit min Hahatchala-Alef (Hebrew from Scratch, Part I) Academon, Jerusalem.

Lessons that fall on Jewish holidays will be poistpond to a later date.

Due to the Jewish holiday of Pesach, the Mid-semester in-class test will be held in Week 8.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No changes have been made since this unit was last offered

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