Hebrew Courses

Fall 2020 Courses

Brandeis Modern Hebrew book cover
HBRW 10a Beginning Hebrew

For students with no previous knowledge and those with a minimal background. Intensive training in the basics of Hebrew grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

Offered every semester.

Staff

HBRW 19a Beginning Hebrew: Honors

A beginner course for those students with some previous exposure to Hebrew. Builds upon the initial exposure, continuing to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and writing. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

Offered every fall.

Shorr

HBRW 20b Intermediate Hebrew

Prerequisite: HBRW 10a, 19a or the equivalent as determined by placement examination. Continuation of HBRW 10a and 19a, employing the same methods. Intensive training in Hebrew grammar, listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

Offered every semester.

Shorr

Neve Tzedek - Tel Aviv

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HBRW 34a Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture

Prerequisite: Any 20-level Hebrew course or the equivalent as determined by placement examination. Continuation of HBRW 20b. A beginner- intermediate level course that helps students strengthen their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Contemporary cultural aspects will be stressed and a variety of materials will be used. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

Offered every semester.

Antebi

 Late Summer blues- name of Isareli film
HBRW 44b Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or the equivalent. Reinforces the acquired skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Contemporary cultural aspects are stressed; conversational Hebrew and reading of selections from modern literature. Four class hours per week with additional half an hour to practice speaking skills.

Offered every semester.

Antebi

Jerusalem

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HBRW 146a The Voices of Jerusalem

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor. For advanced-intermediate students who wish to enhance their language proficiency and work toward improving fluency and communication through analysis of selected materials covering literature, poetry, history, politics, and art that depict the unique tradition and culture of Jerusalem.

Offered every year in the fall.

Hascal

Actors on stage
HBRW 164b Israeli Theater

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor. An advanced-intermediate  course that promotes language skills through the reading and analysis of plays. The student's creativity is developed through participation in acting and creative writing assignments.

Offered every second year in the fall.

Hascal