Beginners Hebrew A

Subject HEBR20011 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment 102 hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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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.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 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: class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 75% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. 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.

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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.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Hebrew
Jewish Studies

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