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Modern Hebrew

Offered Online

Ivrit MinhahatchalahThis four-semester course sequence (Hebrew levels 1 to 4) enables students to recognize and use fundamental structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, and to acquire the necessary vocabulary for basic conversation and reading of modern and classical texts. All language skills are mastered through elementary syntactic and grammatical structures.

Students learn the basic verbs in the different common active verb groups and their conjugation in all tenses. Students read and listen to stories and dialogues and participate in guided class discussions. Hebrew levels 1 to 4 are offered in either noncredit status or for undergraduate credit. The courses may be taken in tandem with graduate study. Successful completion of Hebrew level 4 or its equivalent  is required for text-based courses in Jewish studies.

For students with little or no background in Hebrew language, we offer a preparatory (“Mekhina”) course. This course, not available for academic credit, prepares students to enter Hebrew Level 1. For those students who do not intend to advance to higher levels of Hebrew language instruction, Mekhina may be taken as a stand-alone program as a general introduction to Hebrew language.





 HEBREW (ONLINE)
         

All classes require purchase of a standard Hebrew-English dictionary.

COURSE TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

TIME

CREDITS

COURSE NO.

Mekhina (Preparation) for Hebrew Language 

Levy

Online

Non-credit only

CU HEBRW 010

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to Hebrew language study and to ensure that students with some prior Hebrew study experience begin Modern Hebrew I at comparable levels. The Mekhina introduces the Hebrew alphabet and vowels, as well as verbs and syntax sufficient for conducting simple daily conversation. Students progress at their own pace, submit oral and written homework and take online quizzes. Weekly real-time class discussions are conducted by the instructor with small groups of students at comparable levels. The Mekhina is based on the seven introductory units of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala" ("Hebrew From Scratch"), the textbook used by Hebrew College's campus-based and online Hebrew language programs. Textbook: Mekhina, Introductory units of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required.

Hebrew I 

Levy

Online

4 UG

CU HEBRW 110

This course enables students to recognize and use fundamental structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, and to acquire the necessary vocabulary for basic conversation and reading of modern and classical texts. All language skills are mastered through elementary syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will learn the basic verbs in the different common active verb groups and their conjugation in the present and past tense. Students will read and listen to stories and dialogues and participate in guided class discussions. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write their own dialogues and passages. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Textbook: Hebrew I, Lessons 1–14 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.

Hebrew IA

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 111A

This course covers the first half of Hebrew I, Lessons 1–7 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.
 

Hebrew IB 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 111B

This course covers the second half of Hebrew I, Lessons 8–14 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew Mekhina or placement test.

Hebrew II 

Levy

Online

4 UG

CU HEBRW 210

A continuation of Hebrew I Online, this course enables students to recognize and use additional structures of Hebrew grammar, morphology and vocabulary to read modern and classical texts, and to engage in conversation. Students will read and listen to stories and dialogues, and participate in guided class discussions. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write their own dialogues and passages. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will learn the past tense of verb groups introduced in Hebrew I. Textbook: Hebrew II, Lessons 15–28 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 1 or placement test.

Hebrew IIA 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 211A

This course covers the first half of Hebrew II, Lessons 15–21 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 1 or placement test.

Hebrew IIB 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 211B

This course covers the second half of Hebrew II, Lessons 22–28 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 1." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2A or placement test.

Hebrew III 

Levy

Online

4 UG

CU HEBRW 310

Students will learn to recognize and use new and more complex structures of Hebrew grammar and morphology, such as combined sentences, and will acquire vocabulary for advanced reading of modern and classical texts, and for conversation. Lessons include readings of longer passages, dialogues and stories. Students will be given the opportunity to practice the new syntactic and grammatical structures. Based on topics introduced in the lessons, students will write short expository passages and deepen their mastery of spoken Hebrew through participation in open conversation. Textbook: Hebrew III, Lessons 1-8 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.

Hebrew IIIA 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 311A

This course covers the first half of Hebrew III, Lessons 1–4 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 2 or placement test.

Hebrew IIIB 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 311B

This course covers the second half of Hebrew III, Lessons 5–8 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3A or placement test.

Hebrew IV 

Levy

Online

4 UG

CU HEBRW 410

This course is designed for intermediate students who have successfully mastered Hebrew reading, writing and speaking skills. Students will practice writing directed and complex sentences, as well as free composition. In weekly oral assignments and class discussions, only Hebrew is spoken. Through extensive readings, students will expand their vocabulary and increase their familiarity with grammatical patterns. Students will learn the future tense of basic verbs in the strong verb groups, as well as frequently used weak verbs. Textbook: Hebrew III, Lessons 9-16 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.

Hebrew IVA 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 411A

This course covers the first half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 9–12 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 3 or placement test.

Hebrew IVA 

Levy

Online

2 UG

CU HEBRW 411B

This course covers the second half of Hebrew IV, Lessons 13–16 of "Ivrit Min Hahatchala, Vol. 2." Prerequisite: Hebrew 4A or placement test.

CONTACT

Michal Levy
Online Hebrew Language Coordinator
617-559-8678
mlevy@hebrewcollege.edu