Mode of Attendance: Part-time
This course aims to provide you with a basic knowledge of modern Hebrew and focuses on the acquisition of practical communicative skills. It covers grammar and essential vocabulary allowing you to communicate effectively and confidence in Hebrew on a limited range of topics relating to everyday situations likely to be encountered. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in the language.
The course is taught mostly in Hebrew, English is used only when necessary, with coverage of the four key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). You will engage in interactive language activities and improvisations of real life situations using Hebrew, as well as participating in group and pair work to practice vocabulary, expressions and grammar structures. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment and Software.
The course will be based on the textbook: Hebrew From Scratch Part 1 - Ivrit Min Ha'Hatchala Ha'Chadash (Alef) Edition: 13 Authors: Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli and Hilla Kobliner Publisher: Israel Connection
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
For the first stage of Hebrew Beginners (i.e. Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Hebrew Beginners 1 is to Hebrew Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3.
Timetable information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment
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See more information on the Hebrew language and tuition in Hebrew offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Hebrew Language Homepage.
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