Esther Shorr

Faculty

Esher Shorr is a Senior Lecturer in Hebrew in the New Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University. She has an MA from Hebrew College and a BA from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is a co-author of the Brandeis Modern Hebrew textbook, published by University press of New England.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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HEBM 3100 - 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 2018 Language Schools, 3-week School of Hebrew LLL

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HEBM 3201 - 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.

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM 3202 - 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.

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM 3203 - 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.

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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HEBM 5698 - Teaching Practicum      

The goal of this course is to allow students to apply their knowledge in a variety of educational frameworks from formal to informal settings and from k to 16. Mentors with teaching experience will provide support and instant critical feedback to students.

Fall 2018, Hebrew MA DML Hybrid

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The School of Hebrew
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
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