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.
Jul 6 – 31, 2020
100 Academic Hours
ILS 2,650 / Semester
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.
To be admitted, please follow the application procedure.
Students who have been accepted to a program will be asked to confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee which is part of the total tuition fee for the academic year when they begin their studies.
Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by June 17, 2020.
|ILS 2,650 / semester|