Director of the Hebrew Language and Literature Program; Associate Professor of the Practice of Hebrew
- Middlebury College, DML
Lesley College, MA
Hebrew College, MA
Tel-Aviv University, BHL
Tel-Aviv University of Ramat Aviv, Cert.
Hebrew language, Modern Israeli literature and culture, Israeli Theater and Drama pedagogy, creative reading and writing, Theories and methodologies in second language acquisition.Selected Publications
Dr. Hascal’s research focuses on the effect of using modern short Israeli plays to improve communication skills and cultural awareness for Hebrew language learners. In her courses, she integrates the improvement of language skills while focusing on teaching about Israeli culture and literature. Her goal is for her students to gain better intercultural knowledge and understanding, develop critical skills and broaden and transform their worldviews while simultaneously improving their proficiency in Hebrew.
|HBRW||121b||Let's converse in Hebrew: Life Challenges of an Israeli Family through a TV Series|
|HBRW||124a||Hebrew for Business, Doing Business in Start-Up Nation|
|HBRW||144a||Hebrew through Plays and Drama|
|HBRW||146a||The Voices of Jerusalem|
|HBRW||162b||Translation Practice and Theory|
|HBRW||167b||The Sleeping Beauty: The Revival of Modern Hebrew|
Awards and Honors
Teaching Innovation Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Brandeis University (2020)
Leah Hurwich Prize for excellence in the field of education (1987)
Robert A. Carpenter Scholarship for a distinguished Hebrew College student (1987)
recognition for 36 years of service (1984)
Hascal, Sara. "Challenges of teaching Hebrew Language at College level." Universidad Hebraica, Mexico
Hascal, Sara. "Teaching Hebrew and Israeli Culture in a Global Context." New Approaches. Peking University, Beijing
Hascal, Sara. "The effect of using drama as a pedagogy tool in a second language learning classroom." Middlebury College. DC
Hascal, Sara. "Developing listening units in Hebrew." NMELRC. National Middle East Language Resource Center
Hascal, Sara. The Brandeis Modern Hebrew Textbook and CD Rom recording. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2005.
Hascal, Sara. Hebrew in Context: The Brandeis Modern Hebrew Textbook. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2003.