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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007

HEB 506 • FIRST-YEAR HEBREW I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42730 to 42740 Multiple Sections MEZ 1.212
BEN 1.126

Course Description

This course introduces the basics of Modern Hebrew. Students will learn the Hebrew alphabet, the writing system (print and cursive), the sound system, simple language constructions, elementary grammar and a vocabulary of approximately 300 words. By the end of the semester students are expected to master basic conversational skills, be able to read vocalized and unvocalized texts, be able to write paragraph-long compositions and comprehend simple reading passages with the assistance of a basic glossary.

Grading Policy

Class attendance and participation; Weekly quizzes; Midterm exam (oral and written); Homework assignments; Final exam (oral and written). Distribution of grades will be determined by individual instructor.

Texts

Esther Raizen, 2000. Modern Hebrew for Beginners. University of Texas Press.

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