Course of Modern Hebrew – Level 6 - Online

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  • Course description
    Course of Modern Hebrew – Level 6.

    Open your eyes and heart to Israel as you've never seen it and take a closer look at its culture, history, and literary works of art with a more advanced level of Hebrew.

    Level: Expert
    Weekly Hours: 2 hrs
    Duration: 9 Months
    Language: English
    Accreditation: This course is worth 2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Course Description:

    In this course, you will focus on reading and writing advanced texts about various topics in Hebrew by learning more sophisticated grammar rules and expanding your vocabulary.

    Course developer:

    Ouzi Rotem

    Ouzi Rotem, M.A.
    Biblical Hebrew, Academic Developer

    A Few Words About Me:
    Ouzi Rotem lives in Tel Aviv, where he  teaches Modern and Biblical Hebrew as well as Biblical Aramaic. He enjoys reading, cooking and listening to music. He first fell in love with teaching Hebrew in the summer of 1994 during his studies of the Chinese language at the College of International Education at  Chengdu University in China. In the following year, he had already acquired the Hebrew University’s Teachers Certificate for teaching Hebrew as a second language. Ouzi Rotem believes in online teaching, especially because this  medium gives him the opportunity to share a Hebrew moment with people all around the globe. Ouzi is fascinated by languages. He loves learning languages and he enjoys being able to play a role in the learning process of others. Ouzi Rotem has a particular passion for the Hebrew language which he finds very intriguing in its diverse layers, its cultural richness and its history of revival in the modern era.

    Ouzi Rotem holds an a M.A. degree in the Studies of the Hebrew Language from Tel Aviv University. He also holds an additional M.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. In his past  studies, he had focused on Chinese religion and Indian studies and he knows several foreign languages.Ouzi Rotem is a certified teacher of Hebrew as a Second Language from the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Professional Experience:
    Ouzi Rotem is an experienced teacher of the Hebrew language as a second language. He has been teaching Hebrew of all levels for over 20 years in various universities and agencies all around the world.  He has taught Hebrew courses for the Jewish Agency for Israel, Tel Aviv university, University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan, New York, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he currently  teaches Hebrew to advanced level classes.

    Syllabus Summary

        The Woman Who Brought Cinema to Jerusalem.
        Text:Lia van Leer,Grammar: Pronouns with “...ש”,Adjectives with the prepositions “...ל” or “...מ”,The directional suffix

        We Should Speak Hebrew.
        Grammar:Binyan Pi’el, gizrat Ha-shlemim: past, present and future,Binyan Pi’el: four-letter roots,Future tense after expressions with the conjunction “...ש”

        Painting, Sculpture and Design.
        Text:Bezalel,Grammar:Binyan Pi’el, gizrat Ha-shlemim: gerund.

        Falling in Love and Getting Excited.
        Song:When I'm with You / Uzi Hitman,Grammar: – Binyan Hitpa’el, gizrat Ha-shlemim: past, present and future Binyan Hitpa’el: four-letter roots The inclination of the word “יניעב”

        I Am Singing to Myself.
        Song: Until Tomorrow / Nathan Zach, Grammar: Binyan Hitpa’el, gizrat Ha-shlemim: gerund Typical meanings of Binyan Hitpa’el The inflection of the preposition “ימצע”

        Listening to Music.
        Grammar: Binyan Hif’il, gizrat Ha-shlemim: past, present and future

        Reading the Newspaper during the Break.
        Grammar: Binyan Hif’il, gizrat Ha-shlemim: gerund Typical meanings of Binyan Hif’il

        We Shall Meet Again.
        Song: We'll Touch the Dream / Shalom Hanoch, Grammar: Binyan Nif’al, gizrat Ha-shlemim The construction “ךלוה/דמוע + infinitive” for future actions

        This Little Love Affair.
        Song: Two Little Love Affairs / Arkadi Duchin and Micha Shitrit Grammar: – Construct chain + adjective Construct chain + demonstrative pronoun

        So What Do You Think?
        Text: Hyde Park Grammar: The possessive suffix

        Who Wants to Be My Guest?
        Grammar: The double construct The two models of preposition-inflections

        I Was Reminded of You, I Missed You and Wanted to Talk to You.
        Grammar: Verbs and their appropriate prepositions

        You Are the Best!
        Song: Rabbi Akiva Said, Grammar: The combined conjugation of the verb “רמול/דיגהל” The inflections of the prepositions “ומכ” and “ןיב”

        For the Sake of Freedom.
        Texts: The Crow and the Dove; The Bird in the Cage; The Songbird and the Hawk, Grammar: Conjunctions

        Agriculture in the Desert
        Text: Agriculture in the desert, Grammar: The conjugation of the verb “לוכי תויהל” The conjugation of “ךרטצהל/ךירצ”

        It Will Be Nice to Go Biking.
        Grammar: The infinitive combination: impersonal and personal clauses in the past and future

        If We Could Turn Back Time
        Songs: Now / Yonatan Ratosh If I Were / Arik Einstein, Grammar: Unreal condition The definite article

        Once There Was a Lake North to the Sea of Galilee.
        Text: Draining Lake Hulam, Grammar: The constructions “...ל ...מ” and “...ה ...ב” for expressing location “תויהל (past tense) + verb (present tense)” for expressing a wish or for polite speech

        Approaching the Finishing Line.
        Grammar: Review of the grammatical topics of the course Adverbs composed of the preposition “..ב” and an abstract noun

    This Course is Fully Acknowledged by the Hebrew University

    •     Get full academic credit for this course from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    •     Valid in any academic institution that acknowledges credit from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    •     Receive an official Israel Institute of Biblical Studies certificate upon completing this course

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