School of Hebrew Pedagogy and Culture Conference at Bread Loaf

Click here to read a summary of the conference in Hebrew written by Sari Havis, one of the seminar co-chairs.

There were over 70 people in attendance at our Hebrew pedagogy and culture conference at Bread Loaf, which took place October 26-28, 2018.

SoH Faculty Member Tomer Grossman is Interviewed on an Israeli News Program

SoH M.A. Student Experience Featured

Click here to read about School of Hebrew M.A. student Meirav Cohen's journey in the program and how it has influenced her teaching.

 

Vardit Ringvald Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Vardit Ringvald gives an acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement award at the NAHeT Conference in November. The conference, "Hebrew: Legacy of Innovation," was sponsored by the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America and the World Zionist Organization.

Photo Credit: CRC Media.  Courtesy of the Department of education, World Zionist Organization. 

Yael Gaulan Co-Authors Hebrew Textbook for Refugees and Work Migrants

School of Hebrew faculty member, Yael Gaulan, takes part in an interview discussing the importance of making Hebrew language classes available to everyone in Israel, including work migrants and refugees. Gaulan recently co-authored a textbook specifically designed for these communities. Listen to the interview here.

Famous Israeli linguist Avshalom Kor sports a School of Hebrew t-shirt at the "Yom HaIvrit" (Day of Hebrew) language contest in Israel.

Israeli American National Conference 2018

School of Hebrew Director Vardit Ringvald (right) participates on a panel at the IAC conference on December 1, 2018. The panel was moderated by School of Hebrew M.A. graduate Shira Ravin, class of 2016 (left).

Indonesia Connection:

The School of Hebrew has recently formed a partnership with the first Modern Hebrew teacher in Indonesia. Click here to read about this exciting, new collaboration.

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The School of Hebrew Visits China

Click PDF iconhere to read about the SoH's recent trip to China for a Hebrew language conference.

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10 Years of Hebrew

The School of Hebrew is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this summer. Click here to read about the remarkable growth of the last ten years.

“The School of Hebrew, under the visionary leadership of Vardit Ringvald, is fulfilling its mission to professionalize the teaching of Hebrew as a world language,” said Professor Stephen Snyder, Dean of the Language Schools. “The School’s growth is particularly impressive in light of the decreases in undergraduate enrollments in Modern Hebrew and across all languages over the past 10 years.”

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The School of Hebrew was recently featured in a Foreigncy language podcast. Click here to listen. 

Host Alex Sorin's summary of the podcast: "In this episode, I speak with Dr. Vardit Ringvald...We discuss many topics and issues related to mastering Hebrew and approaching the language as a trade and profession. We also touch on effective learning strategies, the crisis that Hebrew language learning currently finds itself in, and we examine promising trends and strategies."

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Middlebury Language Schools' Dean, Stephen Snyder, and SoH Director, Vardit Ringvald, were interviewed in a CNN article exploring how watching television in the target language can enhance language acquistion. 

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Israeli journalist and Middlebury faculty member, Tzach Yoked, published an article in an Israeli newspaper this summer which featured the unique immersion environment of the School of Hebrew.

PDF iconClick here to read the article in Hebrew.

PDF iconClick here to read a summary of the article in English.

School of Hebrew Online Classes for Alumni

Middlebury faculty member Guy Antebi teaches hour-long online Hebrew classes twice a month for School of Hebrew alumni. The class program topics include Expressive Arts, Effective Integration of Language Learning Resources Through Web Technology, How to Learn a Language, Cultural Aspects of Israel, Politics and Current Events, Refresher on Daily Life Situations and more.

The School of Hebrew

Julie Gramling and Elizabeth Gerner, Coordinators 

hebrew-ls@middlebury.edu

P: 802.443.3593

F: 802.443.2075

Mailing Address:
School of Hebrew
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753