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

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41860 to 41870 Multiple Sections

Course Description

This course in Modern Hebrew builds upon HEB 506. It assumes mastery of the Hebrew alphabet, the writing system, the sound system, simple language constructions, elementary grammar and a vocabulary of approximately 300 words. You will study expanded grammar and complex sentence structures. You will master at least three verb patterns in all tenses, will have a basic knowledge of nominal structures, will expand your vocabulary to some 600 words and reach conversational skills at the low-intermediate level. You will be introduced to the use of a Hebrew dictionary and will read and write passages that are about one-page in length. The course involves regular use of audio-visual materials in Hebrew, all of them accessible on the Internet.

This is a multi-section course. Please view the on-line course schedule for available times and locations.

Grading Policy

Participation 15%, Homework 20%, Quizzes 30% Presentations 5%, Midterm exam 10%, Final exam 20% May vary with instructor.


Raizen, Esther. 2000 (or any other edition). Modern Hebrew for Beginners. Austin: University of Texas Press Raizen, Esther. 2001 (or any other edition). Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Student. Austin: University of Texas Press Hebrew-English/English-Hebrew dictionary of choice


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