Hebrew Beginners Language and Culture A

Subject 183-111 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
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Dr Dvir Abramovich
Subject Overview:

This subject covers the basic word formation and syntax of Modern Hebrew, as well as reading, writing and simple conversation. Students should also gain an historical perspective of the language. Students who complete the subject should have a sufficient grasp of Modern Hebrew grammar, vocabulary and syntax to be able to read simpler modern texts; and an ability to conduct basic conversation and write short assignments.

Assessment: Written and oral exercises throughout semester 50% and a two hour exam 50% at the end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
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Breadth Options:

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

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

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
Generic Skills:
  • have the knowledge of how to acquire a foreign language significantly different from English;

  • have the ability to express thoughts in a way not usual to English speakers;

  • have the ability to organise and memorise essential information;

  • have intercultural awareness and sensitivity;

  • have interpersonal oral and written communication skills;

  • have a respect for truth and intellectual integrity;

  • have highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills.


Formerly available as 109-001 and 109-128, and as 183-111 Hebrew 1A. Students who have completed 109-001/128 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students commencing a major in Hebrew studies with this subject must also complete at level one.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies )
Diploma in Modern Languages (Hebrew)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Hebrew)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies)

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