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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Modern Hebrew I (Hebrew 301)

Location: 
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length: 

Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Dates: 
December 2004 - Present
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

To prepare for the examination, candidates must be able to: understand main ideas and most details of discourse on a variety of topics; grasp most of the finer points of texts containing a wide variety of grammatical structures; master subordinate clauses at all levels of complexity; complete more complex writing tasks, requiring them to express emotions, opinions and abstract ideas, hypothesize, support arguments, and write summaries, displaying organizational ability and a vocabulary sufficient for adequate self-expression. Candidates must demonstrate good control of verb morphology in all tenses for common verbs and correct use of the infinitive form and some ability to use the future tense and a strong ability to narrate personal experiences.

Instruction: 

Proficiency exam: The proficiency examination process is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The three Modern Hebrew exams focus on practical skills and the ability to communicate and understand modern Hebrew (as opposed to the Biblical Hebrew exams, which focus on grammar and Biblical text). Content covered includes a range of grammatical structures and a fairly wide general vocabulary and is selected to test for an ability to express ideas through multi-paragraph texts on a wide range of topics.NOTE: Candidates are only eligible to take the Advanced Modern Hebrew exam upon passing the Intermediate Modern Hebrew exam or after successful completion of an intermediate level course in Modern Hebrew. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Hebrew (5/05) (3/12 revalidation) (3/17 revalidation). NOTE: A discrete credit recommendation has been established for each language proficiency examination. Some academic institutions may limit the amount of credit that students may earn in this subject area due to certain degree requirements.

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