Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Philip Zhakevich

Assistant InstructorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. Candidate / Assistant Instructor
Philip Zhakevich



Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Language, Comparative Semitics, Linguistics


HEB 611C • Intensive Hebrew II

41365 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 2.202

Course Description

The course, which builds upon HEB 601C, emphasizes composition, comprehension and conversation in Modern Hebrew, and provides a segue to upper-division Hebrew courses such as Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Conversation and Composition, and Introduction to Hebrew Literature. Oral discourse is maintained at maximal level, and small group/individual instruction sessions supplement the regular class routine. Audio-visual materials are frequently used. Students write short papers, present topics to the class and lead class discussions. Active participation in class discussions is a decisive element in students' participation grade. Not open to native speakers of Hebrew.

Grading Policy

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


Information on texts will be provided by the instructor.


This course meets Monday through Friday. Please check the online course schedule for TTH meeting time and location.

HEB 601C • Intensive Hebrew I

41275 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm MEZ 1.206

This course is the first semester of intensive Hebrew language instruction.



Raizen, Modern Hebrew for Beginners



To be provided by instructor. 

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