Beginners Hebrew B

Subject HEBR10002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 4 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 96 hours

Students should have completed one of the following:

Beginners Hebrew A: HEBR10001 or HEBR20011 or HEBR30006


an approved equivalent

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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Dvir Abramovich


Dvir Abramovich
Subject Overview:

In this subject, students revise the basic elements covered in semester one, continue with word formation, reading, writing and simple conversation. Students are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax as well as an historical perspective of the language. On completion, students 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.

  • a sufficient grasp of modern Hebrew grammar, vocabulary and syntax to be able to read simpler modern texts.
  • an ability to conduct basic conversation and write short assignments.

Short written exercises (due mid-semester and late semester) 30%, ongoing vocabulary tests 10%, oral exercises (5 minutes in examination period) 10% and a two hour exam (equivalent of 2000 words) 50% (in examination period)

Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day; after five days, no late assessment will be accepted. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

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
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 inter-personal 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 109-002 and 109-129, and as 183-112 Hebrew 1B. Students who have completed 109-002/129 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Hebrew
Hebrew Major
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies

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