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HEBM3101A-L17

CRN: 60213

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.

Required Texts: Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3102A-L17

CRN: 60214

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.

Required Texts: Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3103A-L17

CRN: 60215

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.

Required Texts: Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3152A-L17

CRN: 60314

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.

HEBM3201A-L17

CRN: 60216

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, students 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.

Required Texts: Jerusalem Stories; Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3202A-L17

CRN: 60217

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, students 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.

Required Texts: Jerusalem Stories; Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3203A-L17

CRN: 60218

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, students 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.

Required Texts: Jerusalem Stories; Multi Dictionary Hebrew/English English/Hebrew; Brandeis Modern Hebrew

HEBM3301A-L17

CRN: 60219

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.

* Required Texts:* Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3301B-L17

CRN: 60283

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.

* Required Texts:* Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3302A-L17

CRN: 60220

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.

Required Texts: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3302B-L17

CRN: 60284

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.

Required Texts: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3303A-L17

CRN: 60221

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.

* Required Texts:* Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3303B-L17

CRN: 60285

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.

* Required Texts:* Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Tarnegol Kaparot; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version

HEBM3352A-L17

CRN: 60315

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.

HEBM3398A-L17

CRN: 60227

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.

Required Texts: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Concerning dreams – 4. Jerusalem Stories; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version); Three Stories (Hebrew); Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Definitely the Last Story

HEBM3399A-L17

CRN: 60228

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.

Required Texts: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Concerning dreams – 4. Jerusalem Stories; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version); Three Stories (Hebrew); Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Definitely the Last Story

HEBM3400A-L17

CRN: 60229

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.

Required Texts: Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced; Concerning dreams – 4. Jerusalem Stories; Apple from the Desert (in Hebrew – Gesher version); Three Stories (Hebrew); Up-to-date English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English Dictionary; Definitely the Last Story

HEBM3401A-L17

CRN: 60222

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

HEBM3402A-L17

CRN: 60223

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-L17

CRN: 60224

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:
schoolofhebrew@middlebury.edu