Emphasizes equal development of the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Presents new grammatical concepts and vocabulary through materials about Jewish and Israeli culture and tradition, as well as popular culture and day-to-day life in modern Israel. Learning is amplified by use of online resources (YouTube, Facebook, newspapers) and examples from Hebrew song and television/film. Starts a transition from simple/simplified Hebrew to a more literate one, and sharpens the distinction between different registers of the language.
Preparation for basic proficiency in speaking, writing, listening to, and reading Modern Hebrew. Emphasis on speaking. Language lab.
Continues study of modern Hebrew; increases proficiency in conversation, listening, and writing skills. Adapted short stories, audiovisual aids. Language lab. Prerequisite: HEBREW 120
Continuation of HEBREW 110. Further preparation for basic proficiency in all four basic language skills, with emphasis on speaking. Language lab. Prerequisite: HEBREW 110.
Fundamentals of classical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, introduced through the reading of select biblical texts. Language lag, written and oral assignments, quizzes, tests. No previous background in Hebrew necessary.