Nir Rikman

 
 work802.443.3570
 Sunderland Language Center

Nir Rikman is the Hebrew Language Coordinator at the Hanna Senesh Day School in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to his current position, he was a faculty member in the Hebrew Department of the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York.

Before teaching at Heschel, Nir spent several years teaching Hebrew at Gann Academy: the New Jewish High School of Greater Boston; at Brandeis University, in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies; and at Kehilat Israel Religious School in Brookline, MA. Born and raised in Kiryat Yam, Israel, Nir earned his BA in English Literature from Haifa University and his MA in Teaching Hebrew from Brandeis University.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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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 2015 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session I

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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 2016 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session I

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HEBM3300 - Int Hebrew Lifelong Learner II      

Hebrew for Lifelong Learners

This three-week course combines a curriculum designed specifically for Lifelong Leaners through 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 leaners to strengthen their speaking abilities. As well, the spoken language encourages rapid mastery of Modern Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. By the end of three weeks, it is anticipated that students will be able to compare, contrast and express opinions on an advanced level. In addition, students will create narratives with a focus on personal stories using all tenses as well as asking 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 2015 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 3 Week Session I, Summer 2017 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL

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HEBM3301 - 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.

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3302 - 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.

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3303 - 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.

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3401 - 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.

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3402 - 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

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3403 - 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

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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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 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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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 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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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 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM6625 - Developing Assessment Tools      

Developing assessment tools for all language skills

The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the basic principles for developing both formative and summative assessment tools for assessing their learner’s language skills. Students will experience the development of a variety of test types such as standardized and discrete-point tests as well as communicative competence and integrative language tests. Pedagogy

Summer 2017 Language Schools, 2-week SoH Session 2

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The School of Hebrew
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

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