Schedule

« Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Language Schools

HEBM3101A-L18

CRN: 60204

Beginning Hebrew
This course sequence is designed for students with no previous classroom instruction or functional ability in Modern Hebrew. Most students completing this course sequence will be able to initiate, sustain, and close a conversation dealing with familiar topics, and will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. The majority of students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four language skills.

HEBM3102A-L18

CRN: 60205

Beginning Hebrew
This course sequence is designed for students with no previous classroom instruction or functional ability in Modern Hebrew. Most students completing this course sequence will be able to initiate, sustain, and close a conversation dealing with familiar topics, and will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. The majority of students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four language skills.

HEBM3103A-L18

CRN: 60206

Beginning Hebrew
This course sequence is designed for students with no previous classroom instruction or functional ability in Modern Hebrew. Most students completing this course sequence will be able to initiate, sustain, and close a conversation dealing with familiar topics, and will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. The majority of students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four language skills.

HEBM3152A-L18

CRN: 60603

Intro to 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.

HEBM3161A-L18

CRN: 60514

Advanced Beginning Hebrew
This course is designed for students with some past experience and functional ability at the proficiency level of Novice-Mid/high. In this class students will be able to rapidly build control of the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar, to build vocabulary, to develop reading, oral and written skills, and to learn about modern Israeli culture. They will be able to initiate and sustain conversation with familiar topics. They will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. Students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four skills.

HEBM3162A-L18

CRN: 60515

Advanced Beginning Hebrew
This course is designed for students with some past experience and functional ability at the proficiency level of Novice-Mid/high. In this class students will be able to rapidly build control of the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar, to build vocabulary, to develop reading, oral and written skills, and to learn about modern Israeli culture. They will be able to initiate and sustain conversation with familiar topics. They will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. Students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four skills.

HEBM3163A-L18

CRN: 60516

Advanced Beginning Hebrew
This course is designed for students with some past experience and functional ability at the proficiency level of Novice-Mid/high. In this class students will be able to rapidly build control of the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar, to build vocabulary, to develop reading, oral and written skills, and to learn about modern Israeli culture. They will be able to initiate and sustain conversation with familiar topics. They will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. Students completing this level usually achieve Intermediate levels in all four skills.

HEBM3201A-L18

CRN: 60207

Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of "novice high" or "intermediate low," according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this class, they will strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and improve their mastery of the language while increasing vocabulary and functional communicative ability. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "intermediate high" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3202A-L18

CRN: 60208

Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of "novice high" or "intermediate low," according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this class, they will strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and improve their mastery of the language while increasing vocabulary and functional communicative ability. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "intermediate high" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3203A-L18

CRN: 60209

Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of "novice high" or "intermediate low," according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this class, they will strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and improve their mastery of the language while increasing vocabulary and functional communicative ability. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "intermediate high" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3261A-L18

CRN: 60517

Advanced Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of Intermediate - Low according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. The course will focus extensively on productive skills such as speaking and writing and receptive skills such as reading and listening comprehension. The course will focus on vocabulary enrichment, oral expression as well as grammar and syntax. The course will emphasize aspects of Israeli culture and will develop content and context as well. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency strong level of Intermediate high.

HEBM3262A-L18

CRN: 60518

Advanced Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of Intermediate - Low according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. The course will focus extensively on productive skills such as speaking and writing and receptive skills such as reading and listening comprehension. The course will focus on vocabulary enrichment, oral expression as well as grammar and syntax. The course will emphasize aspects of Israeli culture and will develop content and context as well. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency strong level of Intermediate high.

HEBM3263A-L18

CRN: 60519

Advanced Intermediate Hebrew I
Students enrolling in this level are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of Intermediate - Low according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. The course will focus extensively on productive skills such as speaking and writing and receptive skills such as reading and listening comprehension. The course will focus on vocabulary enrichment, oral expression as well as grammar and syntax. The course will emphasize aspects of Israeli culture and will develop content and context as well. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency strong level of Intermediate high.

HEBM3301A-L18

CRN: 60210

Intermediate Hebrew II
Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least "intermediate-mid" according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students will continue to strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and will continue to master the language while increasing vocabulary through extensive reading. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-low" or "advanced-mid" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3302A-L18

CRN: 60211

Intermediate Hebrew II
Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least "intermediate-mid" according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students will continue to strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and will continue to master the language while increasing vocabulary through extensive reading. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-low" or "advanced-mid" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3303A-L18

CRN: 60212

Intermediate Hebrew II
Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of at least "intermediate-mid" according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students will continue to strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and will continue to master the language while increasing vocabulary through extensive reading. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "advanced-low" or "advanced-mid" depending on motivation, effort, and diligence.

HEBM3352A-L18

CRN: 60604

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.

HEBM3361A-L18

CRN: 60520

Intermediate High Hebrew
Students enrolling in this course are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of strong Intermediate - Mid according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. Students will gain competence and fluency in four language skills: speaking, reading ,writing and listening comprehension. Students will expand vocabulary relevant to daily life and current events. Students will read selected literary works such as prose and poetry that represent Israeli culture and selected newspapers articles and news. Grammar foundations will be reviewed and usage of all “Binyanim”, tenses, active and passive will be emphasized. Students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with proficiency strong level of “Advanced- Low” depending on motivation, effort and diligence.

HEBM3362A-L18

CRN: 60521

Intermediate High Hebrew
Students enrolling in this course are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of strong Intermediate - Mid according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. Students will gain competence and fluency in four language skills: speaking, reading ,writing and listening comprehension. Students will expand vocabulary relevant to daily life and current events. Students will read selected literary works such as prose and poetry that represent israeli culture and selected newspapers articles and news. Grammar foundations will be reviewed and usage of all “Binyanim”, tenses, active and passive will be emphasized. Students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with proficiency strong level of “Advanced- Low” depending on motivation, effort and diligence.

HEBM3363A-L18

CRN: 60522

Intermediate High Hebrew
Students enrolling in this course are usually those who are able to function at the proficiency level of strong Intermediate - Mid according to ACTFL proficiency guideline. Students will gain competence and fluency in four language skills: speaking, reading ,writing and listening comprehension. Students will expand vocabulary relevant to daily life and current events. Students will read selected literary works such as prose and poetry that represent israeli culture and selected newspapers articles and news. Grammar foundations will be reviewed and usage of all “Binyanim”, tenses, active and passive will be emphasized. Students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with proficiency strong level of “Advanced- Low” depending on motivation, effort and diligence.

HEBM3398A-L18

CRN: 60218

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.

HEBM3399A-L18

CRN: 60219

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.

HEBM3400A-L18

CRN: 60220

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.

HEBM3401A-L18

CRN: 60213

Advanced Hebrew I
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.

HEBM3402A-L18

CRN: 60214

Advanced Hebrew I
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.

Required Texts: Three Stories Hebrew; Up to date Hebrew-English English-Hebrew dictionary

HEBM3403A-L18

CRN: 60215

Advanced Hebrew I
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.

Required Texts: Three Stories Hebrew; Up to date Hebrew-English English-Hebrew dictionary

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:
hebrew-ls@middlebury.edu