By placement only. All incoming students must take the SCW Hebrew Placement Test online before registering for this course.
This course is designed to enable the students to recognize the foundational structures of Hebrew Language and to acquire the necessary vocabulary for understanding Hebrew quotes from the Bible, the Prayers and Rabbinic Literature - as well as developing a simple conversation and writing skills on a limited scale.
Course Methodology and Course Objectives
Language is learned by imitation. Imitation is achieved by contact. The more one is exposed to a textual variety – the more one becomes familiarized with the linguistic foundations of a language, whether first, second, or third, as well as the ability to use it accurately in speech or in writing. Following the process of language acquisition, this course is designed to ease your encounter with Hebrew language, introduce you to a growing vocabulary and help you internalize rules of a well-built Hebrew expression. We will explore various Hebrew texts and learn how to assess new linguistic data by looking closely at the way words are tied together to create a comprehensive sentence, a paragraph, and finally a complete textual unit.
Bishko, Osnat. (2021, Fall), Syllabus, Lower Elementary Hebrew I - 14116 - HEBR 1001 - APT, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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