Hebrew Language and Culture 1B

Subject 183-116 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: HEBR10001 (Hebrew Beginners Language and Culture A) and HEBR10002 (Hebrew Beginners Language and Culture B) or approval 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.

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Tessa Fitzgerald
Phone: 8344 5179
Subject Overview: This subject focuses on developing the skills of reading, writing and conversing in Hebrew, with emphasis on grammatical structure and expansion of vocabulary. It features advanced work on speaking and creative writing, through reading of contemporary newspapers, magazines, short stories and poetry and enables students to build their vocabulary.
  • have a sufficient grasp of modern Hebrew grammar, conjugations of tenses, declensions and syntax to be able to read and understand a simplified Hebrew newspaper and literature and write about them;
  • have an ability to conduct conversation and write short assignments.
Assessment: Written essays and exercises 50% (throughout semester), two hour final written examination with an oral component 50% at the end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
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
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.
Notes: 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 109-114 and 183-116 Hebrew 2D. Students who have completed 109-114 or 183-116 Hebrew 2D are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies )
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Hebrew
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies

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