Modern Hebrew beginners: an introduction
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LHE12
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course will enable you to communicate in basic everyday situations in Hebrew, as well as introduce you to the written form of the language.
There will be an emphasis on speaking and listening. Reading and writing will nevertheless be covered.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Themes: Introducing yourself, personal information, getting directions, ordering food and drinks
Grammar: Pronouns, nouns and adjectives (genders and plurals), numbers (1-10), present tense regular verbs, prepositions, basic possessives
Reading and writing the Hebrew alphabet.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself and greet people
- talk about where you’re from
- talk about your family
- order food and drinks
- ask for and understand directions
- recognise and write Hebrew script
- use numbers 1-10.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Hebrew 1: module 2 if there is sufficient interest - to be discussed with the tutor.