ULHB51030 - LEAP Hebrew 3

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LEAP Hebrew 2 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 6 or above taken in 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

The course aims to further develop skills acquired on LEAP Hebrew 1 & 2. It extends the emphasis on communication and comprehension skills through the use of high-frequency language expressions to describe topics of personal interest, current affairs and specific themes. This will enable students to conduct brief oral exchanges related to limited specific topics or themes or give a short presentation or information about an event. It also further consolidates grammar already acquired, and enhances students’ skills in reading and writing by equipping them with a broader range of vocabulary to enable them to read and write longer and more complex texts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate a deeper understanding and knowledge of grammatical rules and language structure;
  • demonstrate competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics related to personal interest and current affairs;
  • recognize and use known expressions and fundamental phrases used in everyday situations and be able to communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics with reasonable fluency;
  • independently write short texts on a limited range of familiar topics using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions.

 

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2/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’.

Teaching hours

69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent study hours

140 hours (not including assessment time)

Assessment

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

  • Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Week 11- Listening Exam 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

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.