Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Functional Modern Hebrew 1

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Oriental Studies

DESCRIPTION This is the first of two study-units dedicated to communicating in Modern Hebrew. The focus is on the speaking and listening components of the language, and thus students are trained to achieve both a good comprehension and fluency of spoken Hebrew, using the correct phraseology and pronunciation. By the end of the semester, students will be able to carry out extended conversations in Modern Hebrew.

Study-unit Aims:

The aims of the study-unit are:
1. to train students to communicate effectively in Modern Hebrew in two of the four linguistic competencies (listening and speaking);
2. to expose students to conversational Modern Hebrew.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. listen to and speak Modern Hebrew, using both the formal and colloquial registers of the language;
2. engage in extended social interactions using Modern Hebrew.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. engage in conversation with native speakers of Modern Hebrew;
2. listen to and comprehend audio-visual media in Modern Hebrew;
3. apply knowledge about Jewish and Israeli culture in social interactions.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Extensive notes and relevant material, including audio-visual media, will be provided by the lecturer in class.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-Requisite Study-units: HBW1005, HBW2012


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Oral Examination (30 Minutes) 100%


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