Shoshana Marcus

Faculty

 
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 Sunderland Language Center

Shoshana Marcus teaches Hebrew as part of the Classic Language Department  at George Washington University, CNELC Columbian School.  Before moving to the Washington area she taught Hebrew Language at Brandeis University. Marcus was also recently the Director of Education at Adas Israel Congregation. She holds a BA and an MA from Hebrew College.

 

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 2014 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL, Summer 2015 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL, Summer 2017 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL

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HEBM3150 - Beg Modern-Classical Hebrew      

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 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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HEBM3151 - Beg Modern-Classical Hebrew      

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 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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HEBM3152 - 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.

Summer 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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HEBM3252 - Intermediate Biblical Reading      

Summer 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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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 2014 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL, Summer 2015 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM3351 - Adv Modern-Classical Hebrew      

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 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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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 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

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The School of Hebrew
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
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Mailing address
School of Hebrew
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Email:
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