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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (MHEB 101)

Location: 
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length: 

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates: 
April 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand short, memorized phrases and some sentence length utterances in face to face conversations with native speakers and each other; comprehend basic questions, statements and high frequency commands found in daily behavior involving family, school, leisure time activities; engage in basic communicative exchanges, mainly through recombination or expansion of learned material; describe daily actions, appearances from an established word bank; respond within conversations in full sentences that demonstrate proper syntactical usage with nouns and verbs- number and gender agreement; ask questions, cope with simple survival situations such as ordering a basic meal, asking for directions, or buying clothes; recognize Hebrew letters in both print and script; read familiar sight words effortlessly; decode unfamiliar words and phrases using root and contextual clues; begin to recognize basic grammatical structures when vocabulary is known or supplied and even extract meaning from a string of simple connected sentences; write simple, fixed expressions and limited memorized materials and some recombination thereof; write several sentences about themselves and their personal world; answer questions from oral and written prompts; write names, numbers, and other simple autobiographical information, as well as some short phrases and simple lists; recombine memorized materials into simple statements, short descriptive sentences or basic questions.

Instruction: 

Elementary Modern Hebrew I (MHEB 101) introduces English-speaking students to Modern Hebrew. The primary objective of this course is to help learners acquire some basic skills in Hebrew for the purposes of oral and written communication and reading comprehension.  Major topics include: communicative subjects: introducing people and oneself; greetings; finding information about people and places; professions; leisure time activities; description of people and places; counting and food; linguistic subjects: the Hebrew Alphabet; nouns: number and gender features; pronouns: singular and plural; question words (who, what, where, how, when);  demonstrative pronouns: singular and plural; prepositions, particles and suffixes: from, of, for, and, the, at/in, to, with; present tense verb form: singular and plural; definite article; expression of possession; concept of root and root classification; noun-adjective agreement; numbers.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Modern Hebrew (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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