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Course Description

Elementary Modern Hebrew II (4 cr / 3 cr)
A. Weiss
JSTU-H 150 (13446)
MW 10:10-11:00 (EDUC 1084); F 9:30-10:45 (BH 244)
P: Grade of C or higher in JSTU-H 100 or equivalent proficiency
GenEd WL

Meets with NELC-H 502

This course meets three times a week and is offered as the second semester course, in the Modern Hebrew language program. As such, it addresses appropriate material for the advanced-beginning level. The course is based on topics covered in the H100 course. The course is conducted exclusively in Hebrew. Students are exposed to spoken Hebrew, throughout class; they are expected to communicate solely in Hebrew, with one another as well as with the instructor.

This course offers a heavy focus on the verbs in Hebrew. Thus, it offers a practice of the infinitival structures of Hebrew, matching each such verbal form to its present form counterpart. Additionally, the course expands the use of prepositions to complement the verb structure. This course also introduces the nominal sentence structure of Hebrew. As such, the course focuses on the structure of simple as well as basic - nested (semi-complex) sentences, covering the word order options that such structures allow in Modern Hebrew. Furthermore, the course focuses on the nominal system by addressing some of its unique issues such as the construct state structure.

The course uses readings from the workbook, in order to develop reading comprehension. Students use a set of CDs, as well as lab exercises, to develop their listening comprehension. Writing skills are developed, as students write short essays on various topics. Speaking skills are exercised daily in class, as well as during lab work. As part of the course, students prepare and present short presentations in class, on various topics.