HEB 506 • FIRST YEAR HEBREW I
|42090 to 42105||Multiple Sections||
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.
Participation 15%; quizzes 35%; midtem exam 10%; final exam 20%; homework 20%. May vary with instructor.
Raizen, Esther. 2000 (or any other edition). Modern Hebrew for Beginners. Austin: University of Texas Press