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

Fall 2009

HEB 506 • FIRST YEAR HEBREW I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42090 to 42105 Multiple Sections

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, type short Hebrew text, and comprehend simple reading passages with the assistance of a basic glossary. Successful students will reach, by the end of the course, the novice-high level of proficiency in all skills, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%; quizzes 35%; midtem exam 10%; final exam 20%; homework 20%. May vary with instructor.

Texts

Raizen, Esther. 2000 (or any other edition). Modern Hebrew for Beginners. Austin: University of Texas Press

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