Hebrew 3

Subject HEBR20005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 4 hours of language classes per week for 12 weeks
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 coordinator.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed the following subject are not eligible to enrol in HEBR20005:

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


Email: 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;
  • engage with modern historical and social subjects in Israeli and Jewish national thought and culture.
  • written exercises and short essays equivalent to 1200 words, due every fortnight (30%);
  • a 20 minute comprehension test, equivalent to 200 words, held late in the semester (10%);
  • a 30 minute listening test, held late in the semester (10%)
  • a 10 minute oral exam, equivalent to 600 words, held during the end of semester examination period (10%);
  • a two-hour written examination, equivalent to 2000 words, held during the end of semester examination period (40%).

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

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
Links to further information: http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/jewish-culture-society
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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