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Course Description

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I (3 cr)
Michal Maoz-Levy
NELC-H 503
MWF 10:10-11:00 #11405 (SY006)
MWF 11:15-12:05 #3809 (SY006)
MWF 12:20-1:10 #33341 (SY006)
P: Grade of C or higher in NELC-H 502 or equivalent proficiency; meets with JSTU-H 200

This fall course is offered as the third semester course of the Modern Hebrew program. It meets three times a week. It addresses the intermediate acquisition level. The course is based on topics covered in the N501 and N502 first year courses of the program. As such, it is conducted solely in Hebrew.

Following the first year courses, where basic sentence structures are mastered, this course introduces the complex sentence structures of Hebrew as it focuses on the Hebrew grammar. To do so, it introduces the conjunct system and its uses. The course provides a solid review of the verbal present and infinitival structures, while also introducing the past tense of Hebrew. In addition, this course offers a comprehensive look into the construct state structure, as well as into the use of prepositions.

Students work on reading materials from the workbook as well as other sources, such as Israeli newspapers, to practice their reading skills. A CD set, which accompanies the workbook, is often used to introduce new stories, allowing students to further develop their listening and pronunciation skills, while supporting in-class discussions about the topics covered in these stories. Students exercise their writing abilities by writing essays on various topics throughout the semester. Students are expected to present various topics orally in class. Their spoken skills continue to develop when students work in small groups in class, during most class sessions.

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