MODERN HEBREW

Academic Year 2019-2020

Semester I: October 22, 2019 - February 19, 2020

Semester II: February 27 - June 30, 2020

(for Summer Courses click here)

Level Aleph 

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 17:45 - 20:30

100 academic hours. Price: 2150 NIS/Semester*

Level Aleph+

Mondays & Wednesdays: 17:45 - 20:30

100 academic hours. Price: 2150 NIS/Semester*

Level Beth

Mondays & Wednesdays: 17:45 - 20:30

100 academic hours. Price: 2150 NIS/Semester*

Schedules are subject to change. 

Register in the office or online by emailing the registration form to info@polisjerusalem.org and paying the 350 NIS registration fee (part of the total tuition fee) to reserve a seat in the course.

Courses will take place provided that a minimum of students register.

Books are not included in the tuition fee.

**There is a 200 NIS discount for students who register and pay in full by October 9, 2019. 

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Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel, used as first language  by the majority of its citizens. It is spoken by around 9 million people worldwide, most of whom live in Israel. The roots of the Hebrew language are traced back to the first millennium B.C. which makes it one of the most ancient languages still spoken in the world today! Based on its classical sources (biblical, rabbinical & medieval) Hebrew was revived as a spoken language at the turn of the 20th century by a joint effort of intellectuals, teachers and educators, the most renowned of whom was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda to become what is today Modern (or Israeli) Hebrew, the modern form of the ancient language.

 

Level Aleph

Students will be fully immersed into the language from the very first lesson in all four major linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The only language to be used in the classroom from the first moment will be Hebrew.

No prior knowledge is expected from the students, as the alphabet, grammar and vocabulary will be gradually taught and assimilated.

We will explore the fundamentals of Modern Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Language reflects the society speaking it. We will thus get acquainted with some key concepts of Modern Israeli society, its history and various traditions, so that by the end of the first semester students will be able to both read and discuss texts and topics such as the Kibbutz, Israeli cinema, and the Sabbath in Israel. Attention will also be given to more colloquial registers of the language, focusing on expressions used in typical daily situations.

The book to be used in the course will be "Ivrit min ha-hatchala, Aleph" (Hebrew from scratch - Aleph), which is the standard book for beginners used in academic institutions in Israel and throughout the world. In order to complete the full level, two full semesters (a total of 200 academic hours) are required.

 

Level Beth

Further assimilation into the language, broadening the students' vocabulary and enriching their means of expressions by introducing some more complex grammatical structures. A special emphasis will be given to oral and written skills, discussing issues and concepts related to both general and Modern Israeli society.

The book to be used in the course will be "Ivrit min ha-hatchala, Beth" (Hebrew from scratch - Beth), which is the standard book for beginners used in academic institutions in Israel and worldwide. In order to complete the full level, two full semesters (a total of 200 academic hours) are required.

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9511208 Jerusalem.

info@polisjerusalem.org
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