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ULHB20010 - Intermediate Hebrew

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: ULHB10030 Beginners' Hebrew or equivalent.
  • Co-requisite: None
  • Taught during: Both semesters
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course
  • Description

    This course aims to develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Hebrew at intermediate level. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired in the earlier elementary course. 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: 

    • the grammatical system of the Hebrew  language at A2 level.
    • the Hebrew writing system
    • Hebrew vocabulary covering a wide range of important situations and domains
    • a wide range of useful and commonly-used expressions in Hebrew 

    By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.

    Transferable skills

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

    Teaching and learning methods

    Seminars, three hours per week, plus an additional one hour oral class.  

    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’.


    • Semester one: One written test (25%) which will normally take place during week 12, one dossier (10%), to be submitted in week 12.
    • Semester two: One written test (25%), one aural (10%), one oral test (20%), one dossier mark (10%). Listening assessment will take place in the week before the Easter break (normally week 7 or 8); dossier is to be submitted in the week before Easter as well; oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 11 and 12.
  • 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.


    Dr Justyna Drobnik-Rogers

    Taught by

    Sigal Altman

    Maximum entry

    20 per group

    Set texts

    Ivrit me-Alef ‘Ad Tav – Alef, Dionon,   Tel-Aviv University, 1998.

    Recommended texts 

    • A reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew, Coffin and Bolozky Cambridge University Press, 2005
    • Oxford Hebrew-English Dictionary
    • Hebrew Verb Tables, Tarmon Uval,TamirPublishers,Jerusalem,1998
    • English Hebrew by Subject, Hanna G. Perez, Joel Yaron Publishing, 2009      


    ULHB20030 Further Hebrew


    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.