Nir Rikman

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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

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HEBM3100 - Beg 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, Summer 2016 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 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 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM3300 - Int Hebrew Lifelong Learner II      

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, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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

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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.

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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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.

Summer 2016 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.

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.

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.

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
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14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Email:
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