Hebrew 3

Subject HEBR20005 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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:

170 hours


HEBR10002 Hebrew 2 or an approved equivalent

Please note: Students will be required to sit a placement test conducted by 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 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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Dvir Abramovich


Dr Dvir Abramovich dvir@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

In this subject students extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts with a particular focus on developing the skills of reading, writing and conversing in Hebrew, with emphasis on grammatical structures and expansion of vocabulary. Students will learn the skills to deal with the complexity of authentic texts and will engage in more advanced work on speaking and creative writing, through a reading of contemporary newspapers, magazines, short stories and poetry that will enable them to build their vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • use more complex grammatical structures including a greater range of tenses and cases and mode;
  • be able to conduct conversation and compose short assignments;
  • have a more comprehensive in-depth knowledge of the linguistic and syntax structures, and an enhanced understanding of the language to allow them to read and understand simplified Hebrew newspapers and literary texts;
  • have consolidated and augmented their skills in Hebrew, encompassing reading and writing, speaking and aural comprehension;
  • deploy a broader array of vocabulary about people and places including language about historical and contemporary themes;
  • have improved their writing skills through extensive writing in an assortment of formats;
  • use more complex grammatical structures including a more diverse range of tenses and modes;
  • comprehend more complex spoken Hebrew and express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
  • read more sophisticated texts and practice and augment accurate writing skills.

Written exercises and short essays equivalent to 1200 words, 30% (every fortnight), a listening test equivalent to 300 words, 10% (late in the semester), a 10 minute oral exam equivalent to 500 words, 20% (during examination period), a two-hour final written examination equivalent to 2000 words, 40% (during 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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Hebrew
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies

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