Hebrew Intermediate Language & Culture A

Subject 670-237 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and a 1-hour practical class per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: or permission of the subject co-ordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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
Subject Overview:

This subject includes an advanced study of the fundamentals of Hebrew. The subject involves the enrichment of vocabulary; reading of simplified literature; and conversational and written communication. Grammatical features of Modern Hebrew are explained and reinforced by drills and exercises. Students should end the semester with a sufficient grasp of modern Hebrew grammar, conjugations of tenses, declensions and syntax to be able to read and understand simplified Hebrew newspapers or literary texts and write about them; and an ability to conduct conversation and write short assignments.

Assessment: Written essays totalling 1000 words and class exercises throughout semester 50%, and a two-hour final written examination with an oral component at the end of semester 50%.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to study independently;

  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge for practical purposes;

  • understand and use more effectively the structure of the language they've studied;

  • have developed communication skills, both written and oral in the language studied.


This subject is only available at first year level for students commencing the intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream should enrol at second year level. Formerly available as 109-131 Hebrew 2A and as 183-113 Hebrew 2A. Students who have completed 109-131 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students commencing a major in Hebrew studies with this subject must also complete at first year.

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