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Courses

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HEBM3100 - Beg Hebrew Lifelong Learners      

Hebrew for Lifelong Learners
This three-week course combines a curriculum designed specifically for Lifelong Learner students with the rigorous immersion environment of the Middlebury Language Schools and the Language Pledge. Our focus will be on all four language skills. The immersive environment allows learners to strengthen their speaking abilities, as well as encourages rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar and the foundation of the language. By the end of three weeks, it is anticipated that students will be able to create a short narrative about themselves as well as ask questions so they can learn about other people. We will document each student’s journey and share it with them. This level is for students with very little or no previous classroom instruction in Hebrew.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Summer 2017 Language Schools

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HEBM3200 - Int Hebrew Lifelong Learners      

Hebrew for Lifelong Learners

This three-week course combines a curriculum designed specifically for Lifelong Learner students who have already acquired the basic foundation of Hebrew and wish to be immersed in the rigorous immersion environment of the Middlebury Language Schools and the Language Pledge. Our focus will be on all four language skills. The immersive environment allows learners to strengthen their speaking abilities, as well as rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. By the end of three weeks, it is anticipated that students will be able to create narratives with a focus on personal stories using all tenses, as well as ask informative questions to create other people’s narratives. This narrative will be documented so we can share the journey and have data on each student’s progress.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Summer 2017 Language Schools

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HEBM3352 - Advanced Biblical Reading      

In this three week course you will experience, hands-on, various layers of non-modern Hebrew. Hebrew with its long and complex history is unique in that many of its layers retain the richness of the older layers, making it a fascinating tapestry. In the classes, which will be conducted in Hebrew within the total emersion environment of The Middlebury School of Hebrew, we will progress chronologically through these layers. We will read texts in Biblical Hebrew, ancient Piyyut (liturgical poetry), Medieval Hebrew of the great halakhic and philosophical works, the classical poetry of Sepharad, Renaissance and Early Modern Hebrew, and Hebrew of the enlightenment period. Our goal would be to experience the classical texts directly, and to improve our capability to cope with such texts. We would also learn about the unique linguistic hallmarks of each layer, and compare them to our Modern Hebrew. As a preamble we shall speak about the place of Hebrew in the Semitic family of languages. The course is designated for student in the high-intermediate level or above.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM3399 - Intermediate Hebrew III      

Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least "intermediate-high” according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this sequence, students will continue to increase vocabulary through extensive reading; they will practice writing and speaking at different registers and they will study cultural and literary texts in depth. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced- mid" or "advanced-high" depending on motivation, effort and diligence.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Summer 2017 Language Schools

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HEBM3500 - Adv Hebrew Lifelong Learners      

Hebrew for Lifelong Learners

This three-week course combines a curriculum designed specifically for adult students with the rigorous immersion environment of the Middlebury Language Schools and the Language Pledge. Our focus on the spoken language encourages rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

Summer 2015 Language Schools

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HEBM3501 - Advanced Hebrew II      

Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least “advance” according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this sequence, students will be able to use four skills with almost complete comprehension at normal speed, using a wide variety and selection of texts on an array of topics. The texts may include hypothetical concepts and utilize argumentation, and supported opinion. Students will focus on culture specific material, which includes sophisticated vocabulary, idioms, and metaphoric language along with critical writing skills. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-advanced-high to superior" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

Required Texts: TBD

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM3502 - Advanced Hebrew II      

Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least “advance” according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this sequence, students will be able to use four skills with almost complete comprehension at normal speed, using a wide variety and selection of texts on an array of topics. The texts may include hypothetical concepts and utilize argumentation, and supported opinion. Students will focus on culture specific material, which includes sophisticated vocabulary, idioms, and metaphoric language along with critical writing skills. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-advanced-high to superior" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

Required Texts: TBD

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM3503 - Advanced Hebrew II      

Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least “advance” according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this sequence, students will be able to use four skills with almost complete comprehension at normal speed, using a wide variety and selection of texts on an array of topics. The texts may include hypothetical concepts and utilize argumentation, and supported opinion. Students will focus on culture specific material, which includes sophisticated vocabulary, idioms, and metaphoric language along with critical writing skills. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-advanced-high to superior" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

Required Texts: TBD

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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The School of Hebrew
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.3593
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Hebrew
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Email:
schoolofhebrew@middlebury.edu