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.
: 2 hrs
: 9 Months
: This course is worth 2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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.
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.
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
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
For centuries, the Holy Bible has been a source of inspiration for people all over the world. It is the most widely distributed book today. The Bible is a part of our modern world and has influenced the foundations of Western culture. The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies aims to make the Bible accessible to people around the world. Through biblical study and language courses students connect with teachers in the Holy Land to learn the original languages of the Old and New Testaments. This allows them to interpret the holy texts themselves, while discovering the ancient land of the Bible where the stories took place.