Hebrew 4

Subject HEBR10006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 4 hours of language classes per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


HEBR10005 Hebrew 3 or an approved equivalent.

Please note: Students will be required to sit a placement test conducted by the subject co-ordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed the following subject are not eligible to enol in HEBR10006:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Dvir Abramovich


Email: dvir@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

In this subject students build on their proficiencies and skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations, and are equipped with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to converse about themselves in Hebrew within a broader range of social contexts. Students read a variety of texts such as newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, songs, short stories, films and debates in order to comprehend their complex meanings and write a variety of personal stories. They attain a more sophisticated level of language skills necessary to express their opinion and take part in discussions about culturally and politically significant issues and develop structures and vocabulary that enable them to communicate their ideas and opinions about larger social and cultural themes.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • maintain both a formal or informal conversation in Hebrew;
  • write an essay, story and argument their writing using more complex grammatical structures including a greater range of tenses;
  • comprehensively read more sophisticated complex texts in Hebrew;
  • express views and know how to debate ideas on a variety of Jewish cultural topics incorporating an increasing variety of style and complexity;
  • improve their comprehension of more complex aural genres;
  • use a wider range of vocabulary about a variety of contemporary themes;
  • improve their understanding of more complex aural genres and extend their abilities to express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
  • tackle and engage with contemporary and historical themes in Israeli and Jewish culture.

  • Written exercises and short essays equivalent to 1200 words, due every fortnight (30%)
  • a 5-minute oral presentation, equivalent to 200 words, during semester (5%)
  • a listening test, equivalent to 200 words, due late in the semester (10%)
  • a 10 minute oral exam, equivalent to 400 words, (15%)
  • a two hour final written examination, equivalent to 2000 words, held during the end of semester examination period (40%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials will be given in class.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/jewish-culture-society

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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