HEB 101   Beginning Hebrew


Hezi Brosh





Tu Wed Th 1:00 -2:20 pm      OLINLC 210


Foreign Language, Literature & Culture

Cross listed: Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

The course is an introduction to modern Hebrew as it is spoken and written in Israel today. It begins with the learning of script and pronunciation and works rapidly into a wide range of texts and topics that build active and passive lexicon as well as grammatical structures. Differences between standard and colloquial Hebrew as well as significant aspects of Israeli culture will be highlighted. Students work in the language lab, watch movies and TV programs, and have an additional two-hour session with the Hebrew tutor for conversational practice. Open to students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew and to others in consultation with the instructor.