ULHB20030 - Advanced Hebrew

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ULHB20010 – Intermediate Hebrew or a good pass GCSE (A*, A or B) if taken within the last 3 years.
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
  • Taught during: Full-year (September to May)
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course

Description

This courses aims to further develop the linguistic skills in in speaking, listening, reading and writing Hebrew at more advanced level. It lays emphasis on developing speaking, listening and reading skills , but equally places emphasis on grammar and on written accuracy. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  1. understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters; and understand the main points of short, clear radio or TV programmes which deal with current affairs or topics of personal interest;
  2. understand texts using fairly high frequency, everyday or job-related language;
  3. intervene in a conversation if it deals with familiar topics;
  4. express, in brief oral exchanges, an opinion or ambition and to give short explanations for these; explain, briefly, a succession of events or to give information of an event;
  5. write simple, connected texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest.

 

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

This course uses a web-based learning environment called Blackboard as a supplement to support and manage aspects of teaching and learning. Every student should try to log into Blackboard as early as possible in the year. Students will find class materials, feedback as well as a variety of extra resources to consolidate the grammar learned in class and to encourage independent learning.

The course will also have a facility for participants to engage and participate in the class remotely using ‘Go to Meeting’.

Assessment

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

  • Semester one: One written test (25%); one dossier mark (10%). 
  • Semester two: One written test (25%), one aural (10%), one oral test (20%), one dossier mark (10%).

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

Convenor

Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate

Taught by

Sigal Altman

Maximum entry

20 per group

Set texts

Hebrew from scratch part 2, by: Sara Israeli, Hilla Kobliner, ISBN: 978-965-350-127-0 

Recommended texts 

To be announced.    

Pathway 

None.

Employability

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures. This unit will be particularly useful for those considering working in Israel or for Israeli companies. Relevant skills are: oral and written communication, analysis and problem solving, intercultural awareness and competence.