Course of Modern Hebrew – Level 4
Learning Hebrew isn't as hard as many think, not when you learn slowly and consistently using the "Hebrew in Hebrew" method used in Israel.
: 2 hrs
: 9 Monts
:This course is worth 2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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.
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.
Let’s Speak Hebrew
Text: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda .Grammar: Attributive clauses with the conjunction “...ש” Direct and indirect speech
Grammar: Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha-shlemim present, past and future: Ef'ol form
Song: “Who Shall Build a House” / Levin Kipnis . Grammar: The verb system: the seven binyanim The gerund Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha-shlemim gerund
The First Kibbutz
Text: Degania. Grammar: The noun-adjective phrase versus the construct state Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha-shlemim gerund: construct state form and plural form
Do You Want to Volunteer in a Kibbutz
Grammar: Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha shlemim future: first root-letter guttural The inflections of the prepositions “םע” ,“...ל”, “לש” and “תא”
What Will We Learn Today
Grammar: Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha-shlemim future: Ef'al form Real conditional clauses
Text: Bialik House. Grammar: Binyan Pa'al, gizrat Ha-shlemim present: Pa'el form
Hebrew Verb Types
Grammar: The verb system: verb types (gzarot)
Grammar: Binyan Pa’al, gizrat Ayin-Vav/Ayin-Yod–Not… but rather
A Café in Jerusalem
Text: Tmol Shilshom. Grammar: Binyan Pa’al, gizrat Pe-Yod–Not only… but also…
Grammar: Binyan Pa’al, gizrat Pe-Alef Binyan Pa’al, gizrat Pe-Nun The inflections of the prepositions “דיל” and “לצא”
Text: Giving. Grammar: The conjugation of the verb “תתל” The inflection of the preposition “...ב”–But: “לבא” versus “אלא”
Come to Me, Butterfly
Text: Fania Bergstein's songs. Grammar: The negative imperative costruction Binyan Pa’al, the gzarot Ayin-Vav, Pe-Yod and Pe-Nun: imperative
Let’s Have Fun
Text: Fresh Love Song / Shlomo Gronich. Grammar: Binyan Pa’al, gizrat Lamed-Yod Let's–Nominal clauses in the past and future third person
Once Upon a Time
Text: The Sycamore Garden / Yitzhak Yitzhaky. Grammar: The copula–Existence sentences (ןיא/שי) and possession sentences (...ל ןיא/...ל שי) in the past and future The pronouns “הזכ”, “תאזכ” and “הלאכ”
Where Were You
Grammar: The conjugation of the verb “תויהל” Nominal clauses in the past and future first and second persons Cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers Templates of profession holders
It's Wonderful to See You
Grammar: The infinitive combination: impersonal and personal clauses in the present
Khan The Inn of Old Day
Text: The Khan of Sha'ar Ha-Gai. Grammar: The conjugation of the verb “לוכי תויהל” The inflection of the preposition “ןמ/...מ”
It's the Finishing Line!
Grammar: Review of the grammatical topics of the course
This Course is Fully Acknowledged by the Hebrew University
Israel Institute of Biblical Studies
- 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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